GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Spring 2014        ECE 305:  Electromagnetic Theory

 

Time and location:  Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, Music Theater Building 1005

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

Office Hours:  Friday 1:20 PM - 3:20 pm; other times by appointment. 

 

course syllabus

 

Course DESCRIPTION

This course is to provide the 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, 5th Edition, Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN 978-0195387759

 

REFERENCE LIST

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

 

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                              - 40%

Midterm Exam #1                   - 20%

Midterm Exam #2                   - 20%

Final Exam                              - 20% 

 

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

 

   Lecture Note: Page 1 - Page 10

 

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

 

Lecture 2: examples in Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

 

 

Chapter 3 - Vector Calculus

 

Assignment: Read and do all the examples and practice exercise in Chapter 3. Don't need to submit this Assignment.

 

  Lecture Note: Page 11 - Page 23

 

Homework #1: Chapter 3 - Problem 1, 6, 7, 12, 22, 23, 34, 35, 45 and 47; it is due on Feb. 13.

 

 

Chapter 4 Electrostatic Field (1)

 

  Lecture Note: Page 24 - Page 30

 

an example about NEMS (NanoElectroMechanical System) - calculate the electrostatic force.

 

Chapter 4 Electrostatic Field (2)

 

   Lecture Notes: Page 31 - Page 40

 

Chapter 4 Electrostatic Field (3)

 

   Lecture Notes: Page 41 - Page 50

 

Homework # 2: Chapter 4 - Problem 1, 5, 9, 17, 18, 25, 34, 35, 47, and 50; due on Feb 25 (Tuesday)

 

 

Spring 2014 ECE305 Midterm exam #1 on March 6th (Thursday)

one A4 paper with note and fomulas

Midterm exam #1 will cover Chapters 1 to 4,  with a focus on Chapter 4

past midterm exam question Part 1,     Part 2,     solution

Example question lists

 

Spring 2014 Midterm Exam #1 and solution

 

 

Chapter 5 - Electric Field in Material Space

 

   Lecture Notes: Page 51 - Page 55

 

 

Homework #3: Chapter 5 -Practice Exercise 5.1, 5.4 and Problem 5.4, 5.13; Due on March 4 (Tuesday)

 

   Lecture Notes: Page 56 - Page 60

 

 

Chapter 6 - Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems

 

   Lecture Notes: Page 61 - Page 66

 

 

 Lecture Notes: Page 67 - Page 71             more details on examples

 

Homework #4 Chapter 6 - Practice Exercise 6.8, 6.14, Problem 6.2, 6.3, 6.10, 6.23; Due on March 27

 

Spring 2014 ECE305 Midterm exam #2 on April 8th (Tuesday)

one A4 paper with note and fomulas

Midterm exam #2 will cover Chapters 5 and 6

Example question lists

 

 

Midterm Exam 2 and solution

 

Chapter 7 - Magnetostatic Fields

 

 Lecture Notes: Page 72 - Page 79

 

 

Homework #5 Chapter 7 - 7.2, 7.7, 7.12, 7.23, 7.27 and 7.33; Due on April 15

 

Chapter 8 - Magnetic Forces, Materials, and Devices

 

 

 Lecture Notes: Page 80 - Page 84

 

 Lecture Notes: Page 85 - Page 91

 

 Lecture Notes: Page 92 - Page 96

 

 

Homework #6 Chapter 8 - Practice Exercise 8.9 in page 362, Problem 8.1, 8.11, 8.19, 8.26, totally 5 problems; Due on April 29

 

 

Chapter 9 - Maxwell's equations

 

 Lecture Notes: Page 97 - Page 102

 

Homework #7 Chapter 9 - Problem 9.3, 9.5, 9.8, 9.16, 9.23 and 9.39; totally 6 problems; due on May 6

 

Chapter 10 - Electromagnetic wave propagation

 

 Lecture Notes: Electromagnetic waves

 

 Lecture Notes: Page 103 - Page 108

 

 

Homework #8 Chapter 10 - Problem 10.1, 10.3, 10.5, 10.9, 10.11 and 10.15; totally 6 problems; due on May 8

 

Final Exam - Date: May 10 (Saturday), 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

 

Final exam example

solution of final exam example

 

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