# 329lect01 (2) - ECE 329 Lecture Notes Summer 09 Erhan...

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ECE 329 Lecture Notes — Summer 09, Erhan Kudeki 1 Vector felds and Lorentz Force Interactions between charged particles can be described and modeled 1 in terms of electric and magnetic felds just like gravity can be formulated in terms of gravitational felds of massive bodies. In general, charge carrier dynamics and electromagnetic Feld vari- ations 2 account for all electric and magnetic phenomena observed in nature and engineering applications. Electric and magnetic Felds E and B generated by charge carriers — electrons and protons at microscopic scales — permeate all space with proper time delays, and combine additively. ± 2 ± 1 1 2 x ± 2 ± 1 1 2 y Consequently we associate with each location of space having Carte- sian coordinates ( x, y, z ) r a pair of time-dependent vectors E ( r ,t )=( E x ( r ) ,E y ( r ) z ( r )) 1 Interactions can also be formulated in terms of past locations (i.e., trajectories) of charge carriers. Unless the charge carriers are stationary — i.e., their past and present locations are the same — this formulation becomes impractically complicated compared to Feld based descriptions. 2 Time-varying Felds can exist even in the absence of charge carriers as we will Fnd out in this course — light propagation in vacuum is a familiar example of this. 1

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and B ( r ,t )=( B x ( r ) ,B y ( r ) z ( r )) that we refer to as E and B for brevity (dependence on position r and time t is implied ). Maxwell’s equations : ∇· E = ρ ± o B =0 ∇× E = - B ∂t B = μ o J + μ o ± o E . such that F = q ( E + v × B ) , with μ o 4 π × 10 - 7 H m , and ± o = 1 μ o c 2 1 36 π × 10 9 F m , in mksA units, where c = 1 μ o ± o 3 × 10 8 m s is the speed of light in free space. (In Gaussian-cgs units B c is used in place of B above, while ± o = 1 4 π and μ o = 1 ± o c 2 = 4 π c 2 .) Field vectors E and B and electric charge and current densities ρ and J — describing the distribution and motions of charge carriers — are related by (i.e., satisfy) a coupled set of linear constraints known as Maxwell’s equations, shown in the margin. Maxwell’s equations are expressed in terms of divergence and curl of ±eld vectors — recall MATH 241 — or, equivalently, in terms of closed surface and line integrals of the ±elds enclosing arbitrary volumes V and surfaces S in 3D space, as you have ±rst seen in PHYS 212.
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## This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course ECE 329 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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