GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Fall 2015        ECE 305:  Electromagnetic Theory

 

Time and location:  Tuesday 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm, Robinson Hall B104

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. 

 

SYLLABUS FALL 2015

 

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, 5th Edition, Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN 978-0195387759

 

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

 

   Lecture Note: Page 1 - Page 14

 

Assignment: Read and work on 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 15 - Page 30

 

Chapter 4 Electrostatic Fields

 

 Lecture Note: Part 1

 

Homework #1: 4.1, 4.7, 4.9, 4.15 and 4.17. It is due on 09/22/2015

 

Lecture Note: Part 2

 

Lecture Note: Page 41 - Page 50

 

Homework #2: 4.18, 4.25, 4.34, 4.35, 4.47, and 4.50. It is due on 10/06/2015

 

No class on October 13 due to holiday (Monday classes meet on Tuesday.)

 

Midterm Exam #1 will be on Oct. 20 (2.5 hours) 

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 (2012) question Part 1,     Part 2,     solution

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

Example question lists

 

 

Chapter 4 quick review

 

 

Chapter 5: Electric Fields in Material Space

 

Lecture Note: Chapter 5

 

Homework #3: 5.4, 5.5, 5.11, 5.13, 5.17, 5.23, 5.29, 5.37 and 5.41. It is due on Oct. 27.

 

 

Chapter 6: Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems

 

Lecture Note: Chapter 6 (ppt file) 

 

 

Homework #4: 6.7, 6.11, 6.12, 6.16 and 6.19. It is due on Nov. 10

 

 

 

Midterm Exam #2 will be on Nov. 17 (2.5 hours) 

one A4 paper with note and fomulas

Midterm exam #2 will cover Chapters 5 to 6

Example question list

Midterm exam #2 past test Spring 2014, Fall 2014 (solution for Fall 2014 midterm exam 2)

 

Fall 2015 Exam 2 solution

 

 

Chapter 7 Magnetostatic Field

 

 Lecture Note: Chapter 7 pdf file    /  Chapter 7 ppt file (part 1)

 

Homework #5: 7.2, 7.12, 7.23, 7.28 and 7.30. It is due on Nov. 24.

 

 

Chapter 8 Magnetic Force, Materials and Devices

 

  Lecture Note: Chapter 8 part 1

 

 

  Lecture Note: Chapter 8 part 2

 

 

Lecture Note: Chapter 8 part 3 (energy),      the power point file

 

 

Homework #6: 8.12, 8.22, 8.31, 8.39 and 8.41. It is due on Dec. 1.

 

 

Final exam on Dec 15, 2015, 7:20pm to 9:50pm

You are allowed to have one A4 paper (both sides) with note and fomulas

Final exam will cover Chapters 7 and 8

The past Final-term exam will be discussed by the TA.

Final exam S14 (neglect the last question), Final exam S12 (neglect the last question)

Example question list

 

Chapter 9 Maxwell's Equations

 

 Lecture Note: Chapter 9

 

Chapter 10 Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

 

Lecture Note: Chapter 10

 

Electromagnetic Waves

 

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