ECE 540
Computational Electromagnetics

Displaying course information from Spring 2014.

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
R LEC 1400 - 1520 T R   245 Everitt Lab  Jianming Jin
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Official Description Basic computational techniques for numerical analysis of electromagnetics problems, including the finite difference, finite element, and moment methods. Emphasis on the formulation of physical problems into mathematical boundary-value problems, numerical discretization of continuous problems into discrete problems, and development of rudimentary computer codes for simulation of electromagnetic fields in engineering problems using each of these techniques. Course Information: Same as CSE 530. Prerequisite: CS 357; credit or concurrent registration in ECE 520.
Subject Area Electromagnetics, Optics and Remote Sensing
Course Prerequisites Credit in CS 357
Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 520
Course Directors Jianming Jin
Detailed Description and Outline


  • Introduction to computational electromagnetics; overview of course
  • Review of vector analysis and electromagnetic theory
  • Finite difference method
  • Finite difference time domain method
  • Absorbing boundary conditions, perfectly matched layers
  • Applications of FDTD to electromagnetic problems
  • Finite element method
  • High-order elements, parametric elements, vector elements
  • Applications of FEM to electromagnetic problems
  • Integral representations and integral equations
  • Method of moments
  • MoM solution of electromagnetic problems
  • Advanced MoM methods
  • Hybridization
  • Summary and discussion on the future of computational elctronmagnetics
  • Project presentations

    Same as CSE 530.

Last updated: 9/22/2014