GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Fall 2017        ECE 305:  Electromagnetic Theory

 

Time and location:  Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 pm ???????C 4:15 pm, East Building 201

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

Office Hours:  Friday 1:00 PM ???????C 3:00 pm; other times by appointment. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Mr. Kai Jiang

 

SYLLABUS FALL 2017

 

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: 5 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 - Chapter 4 Electrostatic Field

 

 Lecture Note Part I

 

 Lecture Note Part II

 

 Lecture Note Part III

 

 

Homework 1: Problem 1, 5, 9, 17, 18. Due on 09/19/2017

Homework 2: Problem 4.25, 4.34, 4.35, 4.47, and 4.50. Due on 09/26/2017

 

Midterm Exam #1 will be on Oct. 5

one A4 paper with note and fomulas

Midterm exam #1 will cover Chapters 4

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

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

Example question lists

 

 

Chapter 4 quick review

 

Midterm Exam 1

 

Lecture 5 - Chapter 5 Electric Field in Material Space

 

 Lecture Note of Chapter 5

 

Homework #3: 5.4, 5.5, 5.11, 5.13 and 5.17. It is due on Oct. 12

Homework #4: 5.23, 5.29, 5.37 and 5.41. It is due on Oct. 17

 

Chapter 6: Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems

 

Lecture Note: Chapter 6 

 

Homework #5: 6.7, 6.11, 6.12, 6.16 and 6.19. It is due on

 

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Problems in Chapter 4

Problems in Chapter 5

Problems in Chapter 6

Problems in Chapter 7

Problems in Chapter 8

Problems in Chapter 9

Problems in Chapter 10

Problems in Chapter 11

 

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