**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 )

**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%

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 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)**

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 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

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

Chapter 7 **Magnetostatic
Field**

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

Chapter 8 Magnetic Force, Materials and Devices

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

**Chapter 9 Maxwell's Equations**

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

**Chapter 10 Electromagnetic Wave
Propagation**

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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