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

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)

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.

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)

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

Chapter 4 Electrostatic Field (2)

Chapter 4 Electrostatic Field (3)

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

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

Chapter 6 - Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems

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

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

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

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

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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