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ECE EEL 3473 - Electromagnetic Fields II

Curriculum Designation: Tier II Elective course for electrical engineering majors.

Course (Catalog) Description: Maxwell's equations, plane electromagnetic waves, group velocity, polarization, Poynting vector, boundary conditions, reflection and refraction of plane waves, skin effect, transmission line analysis, impedance matching, waveguides and cavity resonators, fundamentals of radiation and antennas.

Prerequisites: EEL 3472

Textbooks/Required Materials: Electromagnetics for Engineers (w/CD), Author: Ulaby, Publisher: Prentice Hall, Copyright Year: 2005

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify and explain the phenomena involving transformer and motional induction such as time-varying fields in a loop and loops moving through a field.
  2. Identify and explain the phenomena involving electromagnetic wave propagation such as plane waves in various media, reflection and refraction, and boundary conditions.
  3. Identify and explain the phenomena of transmission lines such as propagation speed, characteristic impedance and distributed parameters of transmission lines, and impedance matching.
  4. Identify and explain the fundamentals of antennas and radiation.

Topics Covered:

  1. Maxwell' equations, Faraday's law, transformer and motional emf.
  2. Electromagnetic wave propagation, boundary conditions, Poynting vector, reflection and transmission.
  3. Transmission lines, impedance, SWR, Smith Charts.
  4. Waveguides, modes of propagation, and characteristic impedance.

Class Schedule: Three 50 minute or two 75 minute lectures per week (3 credit hours).

Contribution to Professional Component: Engineering topic: 3 credit hours

Science/Design (%): 67% / 33%

Relationship to ABET Student Outcomes: H, I, J, K, and O (EE)

Prepared by: Bruce A. Harvey

Revised: September 22, 2016