14:332:382 Electromagnetic Fields

Course catalog description: Field theory of static, stationary, and moving charges explored. Basic laws of Coulomb, Gauss, Faraday, and Ampere discussed in the context of engineering applications. Knowledge of vector analysis assumed

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits; 1 hour and 20-minute session, twice a week, every week.

Pre-Requisite courses: 01:640:152 or 01:640:154 or 01:640:192; 01:750:227; 14:332:222

Co-Requisite courses: None

Topics Covered:

  • Review of vectors and coordinate systems
  • Coulomb’s Law and Electric Field Intensity
  • Gauss’ Law and Maxwell’s First Equation
  • Energy and Potential: potential gradient, dipole, and energy density
  • Current and Conductor; Dielectric and Capacitance (High-k CMOS transistor)
  • Poisson’s and Laplace’s Equations
  • Ampere’s Circuital Law, Curl and Stoke’s Theorem 
  • Magnetic Field 
  • Magnetic Materials and Forces (Hard Drives)
  • Faraday’s Law; Time-varying Field; Maxwell’s Equations 
  • Wave Motion in Free Space and Polarization (Wireless communications)
  • Plane Wave in Dielectrics; Reflection at Planar Boundaries; Skin Effect; 
  • Transmission Line Equations
  • Transmission Line Parameters; Examples 
  • Impedance Match and VWSR

Textbook: W.H. Hayt, Jr and J. A. Buck, Engineering Electromagnetics, McGraw-Hill; J. A. Edminister, Electromagnetics, McGraw-Hill.