Title: Applied Electromagnetics
Coordinator: John Sahr, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Goals: To develop a fundamental understanding of electromagnetic forces and fields and of the manner in which they propagate through materials, devices, and systems. Emphasis is placed applications, focusing on the manner in which electromagnetic forces propel charge through the devices and systems that reside at the heart of the broad discipline of electrical engineering.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Textbook:Fawwaz T. Ulaby et al., Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, Prentice Hall, 6th edition, 2010.
Reference Texts: J. W. Nilsson and S. A. Riedel, Introduction to PSPICE.
Prerequisites by Topic:
Course Structure: The class meets for four 50-minute lectures per week. In addition, four laboratory exercises are conducted over the course of the quarter during an additional 3-hour meeting time each week. Homework is assigned weekly. Either one or two midterm exams are given, at the instructor's discretion, together with a comprehensive final exam.
Computer Resources: Computers capable ofrunning PSPICE are required.
Laboratory Resources: Laboratories require computers capable of PSPICE.
Grading: Suggested weights are: homework (25%), midterm exams (30% net), final exam (30%), laboratory (15%). These may be modified at the instructor's discretion.
(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. (H) This introductory course requires students to recognize different kinds of electromagnetic and electrostatic problems, and apply appropriate mathematical tools for their analysis.
(6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. (M) Students will need to understand and explain the results of their homework and laboratory assignments, and to apply the appropriate analytic or computational tools; for example, to distinguish between time- and frequency-domain analysis of transmission lines.
Prepared By: John Sahr
Last revised: 18 January 2019