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• Describe the relationship between basic electromagnetic concepts and the per- formance of simple devices, circuits and systems. • Explain the physical meanings of Maxwell’s equations. • Describe electromagnetic plane wave propagation in various media. • Describe the behavior of electromagnetic plane waves at a planar boundary be- tween two media. • Apply the basic principles of electromagnetics to other topics such as transmis- sion lines, simple antennas, or semiconductor devices chosen at the instructor’s discretion. • Explain the basic concepts and practices of electromagnetic safety. These concepts provide the underlying reasons for the tools and techniques of electrical and computer engineering, as well as being used directly in antenna design, optics, and high-frequency circuits. Text: Wentworth, Fundamentals of Electromagnetics with Engineering Applications , Wiley, 2005. (ISBN 978-0-470-10575-7) References: One of the most important tools for success in this course is a good math- ematical handbook. The first two items below can fulfill this requirement. One is online and the other is an inexpensive paperback. I highly recommend that you be- come familiar with one or the other. I have found each of the listed books useful. Some are from a physics point of view, some from electrical engineering. Some are very basic, others are graduate level. I make no representation as to which are best, but have given brief comments. • NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions • Spiegel, Lipschutz, and Liu, Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables, Third Ed. , McGraw Hill. • Fleisch, A Student’s Guide to Maxwell’s Equations , Cambridge University Press. • Griffiths, Introduction to Electromagnetics , Cummings, 1999 (3 rd ed.). This is the text used in the Physics Department for their two-quarter junior year course. • Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics , Wiley, 1998 (3 rd ed.). This is a classic, and one of the definitive references. However, it is written for graduate students, the problems are often described as “damnably hard,” and is definitely not the first book to read. 302-syllabus-sp18.tex Spring 2018
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P. R. Nelson 3 • Purcell, Electricity and Magnetism . A classic (first published in 1963) for fresh- man physics (Berkeley Physics Course). It is very clear and well-illustrated, but does not use SI units. The author is a co-discoverer with Felix Bloch of nuclear magnetic resonance, for which they shared the Nobel prize in physics in 1952. • Shadowitz, The Electromagnetic Field , Dover, 2010. This book strikes a good compromise between the physics and engineering points of view. It has worked examples, as well as answers to some of the problems. • Staelin, David, 6.013 Electromagnetics and Applications, Spring 2009. (Mas- sachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed 25 Mar, 2012). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA. The “read- ings” are basically a textbook. The level is a bit above this course, but I highly recommend it, especially the first chapter, because it is exceptionally carefully written and because it has excellent coverage of practical topics.
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