ECE 305: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I
Section 001, SPRING 2008
M, Tu, W, Th 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
2250 Engineering Building
(ECE 280) and (MTH 235 or concurrently or LSB 119 or concurrently or MTH 255H or
concurrently) and (PHY 184 or PHY 184B or PHY 234B)
Dr. Pradeep Ramuhalli
2214B Engineering Building
M: 3 pm – 4 pm, Tu: 10 am – 11 am, W: 10 am – 11 am, Th: 2 pm – 3 pm, or by
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Transient and time-harmonic transmission lines. Smith Charts. Two-port
networks. Maxwell’s equations. Force, energy and power. Plane electromagnetic waves. Guided waves.
Transient and steady-state transmission lines, wavelength, phase velocity, attenuation,
impedance, bounce diagrams, static fields, time-harmonic fields, boundary conditions, energy and power,
plane waves, guided waves.
This is an introductory course in engineering electromagnetics. Emphasis is placed on time-varying topics,
such as transmission lines, Maxwell’s equations, and plane and guided waves. The basic concepts of
electromagnetic fields, including field vectors, potentials, energy, boundary conditions and material effects
will be covered.
At the completion of this course the student should be able to:
Solve problems involving lossless transmission lines with transient excitation. Understand the concepts of
traveling waves, reflection, and characteristic resistance.
Solve problems involving transmission lines with time-harmonic excitation. Understand the concepts of
standing waves, reflection coefficient, impedance, attenuation and power transfer.
Use Smith charts to solve transmission line problems.
Understand the fundamental nature of static fields, including steady current, static electric and magnetic
fields, potentials, resistance, capacitance, inductance, stored energy, materials, and boundary conditions.
Apply Maxwell’s equations and fundamental concepts from dynamic electromagnetic fields, including
Faraday’s law of induction, time-harmonic fields, boundary conditions, wave equations, and Poynting’s