Instructional Objectives

A. By the time of Exam No. 1 (after 13 lectures), the students should be able to do the following:

Use Lorentz force equation to calculate the electric and magnetic fields in a region for a specified set of forces on moving charges, use Coulomb's or Gauss' Laws to calculate the electric field due to a charge distribution, apply the same principles in reverse to design a charge distribution that produces a specified electric field (a, c)

Calculate the electrical potential of curlfree static electric fields using Poisson's or Laplace's equations, understand the lumped circuit voltage concept in terms of potential differences of quasistatic fields surrounding compact circuit components (a, m)

Relate curl of a field to its circulation, understand Maxwell's boundary condition equations and use them to calculate static electric fields and displacement from specified surface charge distributions (a, m)

Calculate static polarization field and displacement in dielectric media bounded by conductors, understand the DrudeLorentz models for conductivity and susceptibility, calculate capacitance and conductance in slab, cylindrical, and spherical geometries (a, m)

Calculate static magnetic fields due to simple current distributions and understand them to be manifestations electrostatic fields seen from reference frames in constant relative motion (a,m)

Calculate circulation and curl of magnetic fields and relate them to linked currents and local current densities using Ampere's Law, calculate magnetic fields of infinite current sheets and solenoids, understand the vector potential and its use for static magnetic field calculations under Coulomb's gauge (a m)
B. By the time of Exam No. 2 (after 23 lectures), the students should be able to do all of the items listed under A, plus the following:

Understand induction and Faraday's law, calculate induced emf from linked magnetic flux variations, calculate inductance for solenoids and cylindrical geometries (a, m)

Express charge conservation in terms of a continuity equation and understand the need for a "displacement current" term in Ampere's Law (a,m)

Obtain the TEM waveequation from the full set of Maxwell's equations, calculate its d'Alembert wave solutions in free space, relate the solutions to radiation from timevarying current sheets (a, m)

Calculate the stored energy and transported power densities of TEM waves in the context of Poynting Theorem, and express monochromatic plane wave solutions using phasors and frequencydomain form Maxwell's equations (a, m)

Calculate the attenuation of TEM plane waves in lossy media (a, m)
C. By the time of the Exam 3 (after 33 lectures), the student should be able to do all of the items listed under A and B, plus the following:

Analyze the polarizations of plane waves (emphasis on linear and circular polarizations and handedness), design current sheet antennas to generate waves with desired polarizations (a, c, m)

Calculate reflection and transmission coefficients of normal incidence plane waves and relate to radiation pressure and surface resistance (a, m)

Derive Telegrapher's Equations for guided TEM waves expressed in terms of distributed voltage and current variables and distributed capacitance, inductance, and conductance parameters (a, m)

Calculate timedomain solutions of transmission lines terminated by resistive loads using the bounce diagram technique (a, m)

Calculate the resonance frequencies of open and shorted transmission line stubs, analyze/design filter circuits including stubs (a, c, m)

Analyze quarter and halfwave transformers and design transmission line circuits containing such transformers (a, c, m)
D. By the time of the Final Exam (39 lectures), the student should be able to do all of the items listed under A, B and C, plus the following:

Calculate load and line impedances, generalized reflection coefficients, and VSWR in losless transmission line circuits using Smith Charts as needed (a, m)

Design quarterwave and stubtuners for matching arbitrary loads to transmission line circuits (a, c, m)

Understand the sources of losses in transmission line circuits and compute propagation and attenuation constants on lossy lines (a, m)
