ECE 375  Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields  Page 1 
 Designation  Required {Electrical Engineering Program} 
Catalog Data

Elementary electromagnetic field theory, vectors and fields, fields and materials, Maxwell’s equations in integral and differential forms, static and quasistatic fields, timedomain analysis of waves, engineering applications.
 Prerequisites  PHYS 205b, MATH 251, ECE 235  Lecture  Three 50minute sessions per week  Laboratory  None  Committee  F. Harackiewicz, M. Sayeh, C. Hatziadoniu  Credit Hours  3 
 Textbooks 
Engineering Electromagnetics, 7^{th} Edition, W. H. Hayt, Jr. and J. A. Buck, McGrawHill, Boston, Massachusetts, 2006
 References 
Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics, 6^{th} Edition, N.N. Rao, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2004
Fundamentals of Electromagnetics with Matlab, K. E. Lonngren and S V Savov, SciTech, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2005
 Course Learning Outcomes / Expected Performance Criteria 
Upon completion of the course, the students should be able to:
Solve problems with vectors in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Apply Coulomb’s Law to find electric field intensity due to continuous, point, linear and sheet charge distributions. Use Gauss’ Law, the del operator, and divergence to solve charge distribution and electric flux density problems with simple geometry. Find the energy in electric fields. Find the electrostatic potential gradient for problems with simple geometry. Solve problems relating to conductivity, current, current density, and charges on conductors. Solve problems relating to boundary conditions for conductors and dielectric materials. Find the capacitance of simple arrangements of conductors and dielectric materials. Use BiotSavart Law, Ampere’s Law, Stokes’ Theorem, and the curl to find magnetic field intensity and magnetic vector potential for steady state currents. Be able to find forces due to uniform currents. Understand the physical properties of magnetization and permeability. Apply magnetic boundary conditions. Find the energy in a magnetic field. Be able to apply Maxwell’s equations to a given electromagnetic configuration. Be able to solve problems relating to the propagation of uniform plane waves.
 Professional Component {Credit Hours} 
 Mathematics    Sciences    General Ed.    Eng. Science  3  Eng. Design    ECE 375  Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields  Page 2 
 Prerequisites by Topic 
Physics – Electricity and Magnetism Differential equations Vector calculus Complex numbers Electric circuits
 Course Topics 
Vector algebra, scalar and vector fields, Rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems {4 classes}
Coulomb’s Law, electric field intensity, point charges, continuous volume charge distribution, line charge distribution, charge distribution Coulomb’s Law, electric field intensity, point charges, continuous volume charge distribution, line charge distribution, charge distribution {4 classes}
Gauss’ Law, charge distributions and electric flux density, the operator del and divergence {4 classes}
Potential, potential difference, potential of a system of charges, energy density of electrostatic field {4 classes}
Current, current density, conductance, boundary conditions {3 classes}
Dielectric materials, boundary conditions, capacitance {3 classes}
Derivation of the equations; solution of the equations — separation of variables , numeric iteration {1 class}
BiotSavart Law, Ampere’s Law, Stokes’ Theorem, magnetic field intensity, magnetic flux density, scalar and vector magnetic potentials {5 classes}
Forces on current carrying elements, magnetization, permeability, boundary conditions, magnetic circuits, energy in magnetostatic fields, inductance, mutual inductance {2 classes}
Faraday’s Law and displacement current; Maxwell’s equations for time varying fields, the wave equation, plane wave propagation, Poynting’s Theorem, skin effect {5 classes}
 Laboratory Topics  Hours 

 CAD and Computer Tools Used  Matlab  Assessment of the Contribution to Program Outcomes 
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 Last Review  Spring Semester 2007  Course Coordinator  Dr. F. Harackiewicz  Signature 
 