ECE Course Outline
ECE3025
Electromagnetics (303)
 Prerequisites
 See topical outline
 Corequisites
 None
 Catalog Description
 To present the laws and applications of electromagnetics.
 Textbook(s)
 Hayt & Buck, Engineering Electromagnetics (8th edition), McGraw Hill, 2012. ISBN 9780073380667 (required) (comment: A free note packet is available through on PDF through the GT Library.)
Peterson and Durgin, Transient Signals on Transmission Lines: An Introduction to NonIdeal Effects and Signal Integrity Issues in Electrical Systems, Morgan Claypool, 2009. ISBN 9781598298260 (required) (comment: This book is free to GT students & faculty through the GT Library. ISBN listed is for ebook. ISBN for paperback version is 9781598298253.)  Course Objectives  As part of this course, students:

 develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of electromagnetic fields, with an emphasis on wave propagation. [6]
 relate basic electromagnetic concepts to the performance of devices, circuits, and systems. [6,8]
 Course Outcomes  Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

 determine parameters associated with waves on lossless and lossy transmission lines, including frequency, phase velocity, attenuation and phase consts
 solve transient problems involving initially uncharged or charged transmission lines with resistive and reactive loads
 design transmission line terminations to minimize reflections and maximize received power
 explain the fundamental processes by which crosstalk between transmission lines occurs
 determine frequencydomain parameters associated with a transmission line system, including input impedance, reflection coefficient, and SWR
 analyze transmission line problems in the frequency domain with complex load impedances, to determine input and load voltage/current, power delivered
 calculate the electric field, scalar potential, stored energy, and capacitance associated with simple distributions of charge
 calculate the magnetic field, stored energy, and inductance for simple distributions of current density
 calculate the resistance of simple structures of given conductivity
 apply boundary conditions to determine current and charge densities produced on conducting boundaries by applied fields
 identify Maxwell's equations and apply them in both their integral and differential forms to timevarying field problems
 identify an electromagnetic wave and determine parameters (frequency, phase constant and velocity, associated intrinsic impedance) and power density
 determine the attenuation constant, phase constant, and skin depth for waves in a lossy medium, where the conductivity may range from low to high
 distinguish between linear polarization, circular polarization, and elliptical polarization with righthand/lefthand orientation
 calculate reflection and transmission coefficients and fields for uniform plane waves normallyincident and obliquelyincident on planar interfaces
 Topical Outline
Prerequisites: (ECE 2040 [min C] or ECE 3710) and (ECE 2025/2026 [min C] or NRE 2110) and MATH 2401/2411/24X1 [min C] and MATH 2403/2413/24X3 [min C] Electrostatics Scalar Potential, Energy Density, Force Electrostatic Field of Charge Distributions Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) Boundary Conditions Concept of Capacitance Electric Current Equation of Continuity Electrical Conductivity and Resistance Magnetostatics Vector Potential, Energy Density, Force Magnetostatic Field of Current Distributions Permeability Boundary Conditions Concept of Inductance TimeVarying Fields Maxwell's Equations Transformers Motors and Generators Energy, Power and Poynting's Theorem TimeHarmonic Fields Transmission Lines Lumped Circuit Model Transmission Line Equations Pulse Excitation TimeHarmonic Excitation Matching Plane Waves and Geometric Optics Concept of a Plane Wave, Polarization Fresnel's Equations Lossy Media, Skin Depth Lenses and Mirrors Overview of Optical Fibers Radiation Hertzian Dipole Antenna Parameters (Directivity, Beamwidth, etc.) Aperture Antennas Friis Transmission Formula