GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Fall 2014        ECE 305:  Electromagnetic Theory

 

Time and location:  Monday and Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, Music Theater Building 1006

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. 

 

SYLLABUS FALL 2014

 

TA: Kwesi Eshun (keshun@masonlive.gmu.edu)

 

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

 

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                              25%

Quiz                                         15%

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 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: Page 31 -

 

Homework #1: 4.1, 4.7, 4.9, 4.15 and 4.17. It is due on 09/17/2014

 

Lecture Note: Page 31 - Page 40

 

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 09/24/2014

 

Midterm Exam #1 will be on Oct. 6 (part 1) and 8 (part 2)

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. 22.

 

 

Chapter 6: Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems

 

Lecture Note: Chapter 6 part 1

 

Lecture Note: Chapter 6 (ppt file)

 

Homework #4: 6.7, 6.11, 6.12, 6.16 and 6.19. It is due on Oct. 29

 

Midterm Exam #2 will be on Nov. 5th

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

Midterm exam #2 will cover Chapters 5 and 6

The past mid-term exam has been discussed by the TA.

Example question list

 

Chapter 7 Magnetostatic Field

 

 Lecture Note: Chapter 7

 

(ppt file)

 

Homework #5: 7.2, 7.12, 7.23, 7.28 and 7.30. It is due on Nov. 17.

 

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 Nov. 24.

 

 

Final Exam will be on Dec. 10

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.

Example question list