Aug 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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EE 426 - Advanced Electromagnetic Fields

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is a natural continuation of the electromagnetic field and transmission line courses (EE 3202 /EE 3212  or EE 3204 /EE 3214 ) and is useful preparation for advanced and/or graduate study. Illustrative solutions of Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations are obtained. Time varying fields are discussed and expressed with Maxwell’s equations. Propagation and reflection of the uniform plane wave in various media are analyzed starting with the wave equation. Several special topics, such as scalar and vector potential functions, guided-wave propagation, anisotropic media, antennas, and electromagnetic field simulation are considered. (prereq: EE 3212  or EE 3214 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop analytic solutions to electromagnetic problems, such as two-dimensional electrostatic boundary value problems, skin depth, plane waves in ferrite media, and the Hertzian dipole antenna
  • Apply scalar and vector potential functions in electromagnetic problems
  • Interpret the analytic solutions to electromagnetic problems

Prerequisites by Topic

Course Topics
  • Lecture topical emphasis intended to be at the discretion of the instructor; typical course topics:
  • Scalar electrostatic potential, Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations, two dimensional boundary value problems
  • Time varying fields / Maxwell’s equations (especially in differential form)
  • Wave equation, uniform plane wave solution, propagation, and reflection
  • Skin depth
  • TEM solution in coax
  • Plane wave propagation in ferrite media
  • Magnetic vector potential
  • Hertzian dipole electromagnetic field solution
  • Electromagnetic field simulation

Robert Strangeway

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