GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Spring 2018        ECE 305:  Electromagnetic Theory

 

Time and location:  Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, Music/Theater Bldg 1005

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

Office Hours:  Thursday 9:30 am - 11:30 am; other times by appointment. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Mr. Alex Goldstone (agoldsto@masonlive.gmu.edu )

 

SYLLABUS Spring 2018

 

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

2.   Vector calculus

3.   Electrostatic Fields

4.   Electric Fields in Material Space

5.   Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problem

6.   Magnetostatic Fields

7.   Magnetic Forces, Materials and Devices

8.   Maxwell's Equations

9.   Electromagnetic Wave

10.   Transmission Lines and Waveguides

 

GRADING

Homework                              30%

Midterm Exam#1                    20%

Midterm Exam #2                   25%

Final Exam                              25% 

Quiz                                         Extra Credit: 5 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, 2 - Coordinate Systems and Vectors (Chapter 1 and 2 in the textbook)

 

   Lecture 1, 2

 

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)

 

   Lecture 3

 

Assignment: Read and work on the examples in Chpater 3

 

Lecture 4 - Chapter 4 Electrostatic Field

 

 Lecture Note Part I

 

 Lecture Note Part II

 

 Lecture Note Part III

 

 

Homework 1: Problem 4.1, 4.5, 4.9, 4.17, 4.18. Due on Feb. 22 

Homework 2: Problem 4.25, 4.34, 4.35, 4.47, and 4.50. Due on Feb 27

 

Midterm Exam #1 will be on March 8th, Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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)

Example question lists

 

 

Chapter 4 quick review

 

Midterm Exam 1

 

Lecture 5 - Chapter 5 Electric Field in Material Space

 

 Lecture Note of Chapter 5

 

Homework #3: 5.4, 5.5, 5.11, 5.13 and 5.17. It is due on March 27

Homework #4: 5.23, 5.29, 5.37, 5.41 and 5.44. It is due on March 29

 

Chapter 6: Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems

 

Lecture Note: Chapter 6 

 

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

 

 

Midterm Exam 2: date - April 12, 2018

one A4 paper with note and fomulas

Midterm exam #2 will cover Chapters 5 and 6

 

a quick review for Exam 2

 

Previous Exam

 

Chapter 7 Magnetostatic Field

 Lecture Notes

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

 

Chapter 8 Magnetic Force, Materials and Devices

 Lecture Notes 

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

 

Chapter 9 Maxwell's Equations

  Lecture Notes

More lecture notes

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

Chapter 10 Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

 

Lecture Note

 

 

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

 

 

Final Exam:

ECE305 Thurs. 5/10 10:30 am - 1:15 pm

 

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Problems in Chapter 4

Problems in Chapter 5

Problems in Chapter 6

Problems in Chapter 7

Problems in Chapter 8

Problems in Chapter 9

Problems in Chapter 10

Problems in Chapter 11

 

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