**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

**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%

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)

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)

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)**

Lecture 5 - Chapter 5 Electric fields in material space

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

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

Lecture 7 - Chapter 7 Magnetostatic Fields

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

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)

Lecture 10 - Chapter 10 Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

Reading: Example 10.1 to 10.5

Final Exam

Date and time: Tuesday (12/13), 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm

Location: Art and Design Building 2003

You can bring a simple calculator and an A4-size paper of equations

The final exam will cover Chapter 7, 8, 9 and 10. For Chapter 10, it will cover 10.1 - 10.7

suggest 20 problems to review:

Example 7.2, 7.3, 7.7

Problem 7.27

Example 8.4, 8.5, 8.9, 8.11, 8.12

Problem 8.37

Example 9.1, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8

Problem 9.8, 9.40

Example 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5

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