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)   Lecture 4 (part 3)

 

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)

Mainly focus on section 4.2, 4.3, 4.5 and 4.6

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

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

Example question lists

 

Lecture 5 - Chapter 5 Electric fields in material space

 

 Lecture Note (ppt)

 

Interesting articles on 2016 Nobel Prize  and   Topological insulator for Electronics

 

Fun slides for Topological Phases

 

Homework 3: 5.11, 5.17, 5.23, 5.29 and 5.37. It is due on Oct. 25

 

Lecture 6 - Chapter 6 Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems

 

 Lecture Note (ppt)

 

Homework 4: 6.7, 6.11, 6.12, 6.16 and 6.19. It is due on Nov. 1

 

Midterm Exam 2: Chapter 5 and Chapter 6

Date: November 8

Example question list

 

Lecture 7 - Chapter 7 Magnetostatic Fields

 

 Lecture Note (ppt)

 

Homework 5: Problem 7.2, 7.11, 7.12, 7.27 and 7.33. It is due on Tuesday (Nov. 22)

 

Lecture 8 - Chapter 8 Magnetic Forces, Materials, and Devices

 

 Lecture Note (ppt)

 

Homework 6: Problem 8.11, 8.12, 8.19, 8.37 and 8.39. It is due on Nov. 29, at the beginning of the class. Here is the assignment pdf file.

 

Lecture 9 - Chapter 9 Maxwell's Equations

 

 Lecture Note 1 (ppt) and 2 (pdf - hand writing note)

 

Homework 7: Problem 9.3, 9.5, 9.8, 9.16, 9.23 and 9.39, totally 6 problems (10 points each), due on Dec. 6 (Tuesday)

 

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