GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Fall 2016        ECE 305:  Electromagnetic Theory

 

Time and location:  Tuesday 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm, Art and Design Building 2003

Instructor:  Qiliang Li, Engineering Bldg, Room 3250, Tel 703-993-1596, Email:  qli6@gmu.edu

Office Hours:  Friday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm; other times by appointment. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Abbas Arab

 

SYLLABUS FALL 2016

 

Course DESCRIPTION

This course is to provide the essential fundamental knowledge and concepts on electromagnetic: electrostatics, electric field in material space, magnetostatics, magnetic Fields in material, Maxwell's equations and Electromagnetic Waves.

 

Required Textbook: "Elements of Electromagnetics" Matthew O. Sadiku, 6th Edition, Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN 978-0199321384

 

REFERENCE LIST

"Introduction to Electrodynamics" by David J. Griffiths, 3rd Edition, Benjamin Cummings, 1999

 "Div, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus" 4th Edition, H. M. Schey

 

COURSE OUTLINE

1.   Coordinate System and Vector calculus

2.   Electrostatic Fields

3.   Electric Fields in Material Space

4.   Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problem

5.   Magnetostatic Fields

6.   Magnetic Forces, Materials and Devices

7.   Maxwell's Equations

8.   Electromagnetic Wave

9.   Transmission Lines and Waveguides

10.  Antennas

 

GRADING

Homework                              30%

Midterm Exam#1                    20%

Midterm Exam #2                   25%

Final Exam                              25% 

Quiz                                         Extra Credit: 10 pts

 

The dates of the Midterm exam will be announced in class at least two weeks before the exam, and will depend on the course progress.

 

Lecture 1, 2 - Coordinate Systems and Vectors (Chapter 1 and 2 in the textbook)

 

   Lecture 1, 2

 

Assignment: Read and work on the examples in Chpater 1 and Chapter 2. Don't need to submit this Assignment.

 

Lecture 3 - Vector Calculus (Chapter 3 in the textbook)

 

   Lecture 3

 

Assignment: Read and work on the examples in Chpater 3

 

 

Lecture 4 - Electrostatic Fields (Chapter 4 in the textbook)

 

   Lecture 4 (part 1)    Lecture 4 (part 2)

 

Assignment: Read and work on the examples in Chpater 4

 

Homework 1: 4.1, 4.7, 4.9, 4.15 and 4.17. due on September 28 (Tuesday)

 

Homework 2: 4.18, 4.25, 4.34, 4.35, 4.47, and 4.50; due on Oct. 4 (Tuesday)

 

Midterm Exam 1: Chapter 4, Date: Oct. 4 (Tuesday)

past midterm exam (2012) question Part 1,     Part 2,     solution

past midterm exam (Spring 2014) (only two questions)

Example question lists

 

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