Electromagnetic Field Theory
Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics, by C.A. Balanis, John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, 1989.
This course is structured as a sequential, second course that follows ECE 581A. In ECE 581A, the fundamental concepts and analytical techniques associated with engineering electromagnetics were introduced. These concepts and the associated analytical tools were then used to investigate a variety of canonical problems in the rectangular coordinate system. In ECE 581B, these concepts will be extended to the analysis of propagation, scattering, and diffraction problems in the cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems. These problems include metallic and dielectric waveguides, closed and open guiding structures, plane wave scattering from cylinders, wedges, and spheres; line source scattering from cylinders and wedges; and dipole scattering from spheres. Integral equation techniques and the method of moments will also be discussed.
As with ECE 581A, ECE 581B class material will emphasize understanding and analysis tools. The material is a complete exposure at an advanced graduate level. This theoretical study provides the student with the basis to deal with a wide range of practical topics including microwave engineering, millimeter wave engineering, optical engineering, antennas, sensors remote sensing, electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility. Understanding the fundamentals of electromagnetics is intrinsic to understanding how to analyze and design various types of components, devices, and systems for all of these applications and more.
- Homework: 10-13 assignments
- Midterm exam
- Final exam
- Typical grading policy: 25% midterms, 35% final exam, 25% project/report, 15% homework