Application of Electromagnetic Waves in Engineering
- Explain the background physics of EM propagation in free space, unbounded lossless and lossy dielectric, and in guiding structures
- Explain physical meaning of Maxwell equations in differential and integral form, vector wave equation and its solutions for traveling wave, standing wave, and evanescent wave
- Explain physical background of EM wave radiation of elemental electric dipole and a simple two-element antenna array
- Compute parameters (characteristic impedance and propagation constant) of TEM transmission line, rectangular waveguide, and dielectric waveguide
- Compute all the parameters needed for one-stub matching of general load
- Compute field distribution in the case of normal and oblique incidence of the EM wave to general half-space
- Identify devices for radiation and guiding of EM energy in communication and electronic engineering systems and explain background physics
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- Difference between lumped elements and distributed-parameter networks; Lumped element model for a transmission line.
- Telegrapher equations; Wave equations; General solution and physical interpretation; Voltage and current waves on the transmission line; Reflection coefficient; Standing wave ratio.
- Input impedance of the lossless and lossy transmission line; Impedance along the transmission line; Characteristic impedance and propagation coefficient.
- Phase and group velocity; Power flow on the transmission line; Lossless line; Low-loss line.
- Smith chart; Single-stub tuning; Matching for maximum power transfer.
- Time domain response of the transmission line; Pulse propagation; Dispersion and causality; Transmission line with periodic loading; Artificial transmission lines.
- Physical interpretation of curl and divergence; The concept of electromagnetic field; Continuity equation; Displacement current; Maxwell equations and their physical interpretation.
- Midterm exam; Permittivity an permeability; Physical interpretation; The concepts of isotropic and anisotropic materials; Boundary conditions at the interface ; The concepts of perfect electric conductor (PEC) and perfect magnetic conductor (PMC).
- Vector wave equation; Construction and interpretation of the solution; Plane waves in lossless and lossy unbounded media; The concepts of impedance and intrinsic impedance.
- Normal and oblique incidence of plane waves on lossless and lossy half space; TEM, TE and TM waves.
- Normal incidence of plane wave on lossless and lossy half space; Penetration depth.
- Oblique incidence of plane wave on lossless half space, TE and TM polarizations.
- Parallel plate waveguide; Rectangular waveguide.
- Circular waveguide; Dielectric waveguide.
- Final exam; Elementary radiation sources.
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