


MIC505 Electromagnetics And Applications (core course)
Instructor:  Dr. Marcus Dahlem 
Prerequisites:  Basic calculus and differential equations. 
Next time offered:  Spring 2014 
Brief Description:
Electromagnetics is essential for understanding key concepts in electronics, photonics and microelectromechanical systems. This course explores electromagnetic phenomena in modern applications, including wireless and optical communications, circuits, computer interconnects and peripherals, microwave communications and radar, antennas, sensors, microelectromechanical systems, and power generation and transmission. Fundamentals include quasistatic and dynamic solutions to Maxwell's equations; waves, radiation, and diffraction; coupling to media and structures; guided waves; resonance; acoustic analogs; and forces, power, and energy.
Lecture schedule, by week:
Week 1: 
Introduction and overview; foundations, forces and fields, Gauss' and Ampere's laws for static fields. Media, boundary conditions

Week 2: 
Maxwell's differential equations (t), E, H, uniform plane wave. Complex differential Maxwell's equations; polarization.

Week 3: 
Poynting theorem, power and energy; time and frequency domains. Capacitors and inductors; toroidal inductors, inductors with gaps, transformers; circuit elements.

Week 4: 
Electric forces on ebeams, capacitor plates; generators, sensors. Magnetic forces, electron optics, motors and generators. Magnetic pressure, rotary wire and reluctance motors, forces on materials.

Week 5: 
Electromagnetic fields in media, uniaxial media, QWP. Lossy media, skin depth, fields, power, and energy.

Week 6: 
Boundary conditions, phase matching, Snell's law. TE at planar boundary, TM by duality, Brewster's angle.

Week 7: 
Device and line delays; TEM parallelplate line, telegrapher equation. Transients: Thevenin equivalent; L, C, diode loads; initial conditions; lossy TEM.

Week 8: 
MidTerm Break

Week 9: 
Midterm. Architecture, generalized TEM line, Z(z); gamma plane; Smith chart.

Week 10: 
RLC resonators, series, parallel, coupling. TEM resonators.

Week 11: 
TE, TM parallel plate waveguide, cutoff, evanescence. Rectangular waveguide, cavity resonators, perturbations.

Week 12: 
Static dipole, superposition, Poisson equation. Radiation by current elements, Hertzian dipole.

Week 13: 
Radiation by charges; conservation of energy, power, RF links. Radar applications; receiving antennas; aperture antennas, diffraction.

Week 14: 
Wire antennas and wire arrays; fiber optics, applications, dielectric slab waveguide. Optical resonators, filters, multiplexers, interferometers..

Week 15: 
Acoustic waves, boundary conditions, reflections, antennas. Acoustic waveguides, resonators, resonator coupling.

Week 16: 
Final Exam

Course Grading:
 30% Homework
 20% MidTerm Exam
 20% Class Project
 30% Final exam
Outof class assignments
 Ten homework assignments, each due at the end of the week following its assignment date.
 One class project assigned in week 9, due in week 15 (from above timeline).
Course Materials
Textbooks
 David Staelin, Ann Morgenthaler, and Jin Au Kong, Electromagnetic Waves, Prentice Hall, 1994. ISBN: 9780132258715
Recommended Readings
 J. A. Kong, Electromagnetic Wave Theory, EMW Publishing, 2000. ISBN: 9780966814392
 J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 3^{rd} edition, Wiley, 1998. ISBN: 9780471309321




