**GEORGE
MASON UNIVERSITY**

**ELECTRICAL
AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT**

**Fall
2017 ECE 305:
****Electromagnetic
Theory**

Time and location: Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm, East Building
201

Instructor:
Qiliang Li, Engineering Bldg, Room 3250, Tel 703-993-1596, Email: qli6@gmu.edu

Office Hours: Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 pm; other times by
appointment.

Graduate
Teaching Assistant: Mr. Kai Jiang

**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 - Chapter 4 Electrostatic Field

Homework 1: Problem 1, 5, 9, 17, 18. Due on 09/19/2017

Homework 2: Problem 4.25, 4.34, 4.35, 4.47, and 4.50. Due on 09/26/2017

**Midterm Exam #1 will be on
Oct. 5**

**one A4 paper with note and
fomulas**

**Midterm exam #1 will cover Chapters
4**

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

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

Lecture 5 - Chapter 5 Electric Field in Material Space

Homework #3: 5.4, 5.5, 5.11, 5.13 and 5.17. It is due on Oct. 12

Homework #4: 5.23, 5.29, 5.37 and 5.41. It is due on Oct. 17

Chapter 6: Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems

Homework #5: 6.7, 6.11, 6.12, 6.16 and 6.19. It is due on Oct. 31

Midterm Exam 2: date - 11/7/2017

one A4 paper with note and fomulas

Midterm exam #2 will cover Chapters 5 and 6

Chapter 7 **Magnetostatic
Field**

Homework #6: 7.2, 7.12, 7.23, 7.28 and 7.30. It is due on Nov. 16

Chapter 8 Magnetic Force, Materials and Devices

Homework #7: 8.12, 8.22, 8.31, 8.39 and 8.41. It is due on Nov. 28

**Chapter 9 Maxwell's Equations**

Homework #8: 9.3, 9.8, 9.16, 9.23 and 9.39. It is due on Dec. 7

**Chapter 10 Electromagnetic Wave
Propagation**

Homework #9: 10.3, 10.12, 10.15 and 10.21. (totally 4 problems). It is due on Dec. 12

Final Exam:

ECE305
Thurs. 12/14
1:30 pm ¨C 4:15
pm

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