# ECE 381A

## Introductory Electromagnetics

Fall

Spring

Required Course:
No

### Course Level

Undergraduate

### Units

4

### Prerequisite(s)

MATH 223 and ECE 220

### Course Texts

Ulaby, Fawwaz T., and Umberto Ravaioli. *Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics*. 7th ed. Pearson, 2014.

### Schedule

150 minutes lecture, 50 minutes discussion per week

### Course Description

Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields; Maxwell's equations; introduction to plane waves, transmission lines, and sources.

### Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

- Perform vector calculus operations such as the gradient, the divergence and the curl
- Identify and list Maxwell's equations in time domain, as well as associated boundary conditions
- Apply Coulomb's law to find the force on a charge caused by other charges
- Apply Gauss' law to determine the electric field caused by a simple charge distribution
- Calculate the electrostatic potential of simple charge distributions
- Explain the effects of conducting and dielectric materials on field quantities
- List the boundary conditions for the electric field vectors on the interface of two different materials
- Calculate the energy stored in an electrostatic field.
- Identify Poisson's and Laplace's equations and solve them to find electrostatic potentials and fields
- Calculate the capacitance for basic configurations that reduce to one-dimensional systems
- Apply the method of images to find electrostatic potentials and fields of simple charge distributions above perfect conductors
- Describe the conservation of charge and Ohm's laws and write them in vector calculus format
- Apply Ampere's force law to calculate the force between constant currents of simple configurations
- Apply the Biot-Savart law to calculate the magnetic flux density caused by a simple current configuration
- Apply Ampere's law to calculate the magnetic field produced by simple current configurations
- Identify the magnetostatic potential and flux
- Identify and list different magnetic materials

### Course Topics

- Transmission lines
- Electrostatics
- Magnetostatics
- Quasi-statics
- Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations
- Uniform plane waves in lossless and lossy media
- Antennas
- Radiated waves

### Relationship to Student Outcomes

ECE 381A contributes directly to the following specific electrical and computer engineering student outcomes of the ECE department:

- Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering (high)
- Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability (low)
- Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (high)
- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (low)
- Ability to communicate effectively (low)
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning (low)
- Knowledge of contemporary issues (medium)
- Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (high)

### Syllabus Prepared By

Richard W. Ziolkowski, 03/03/16

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