# DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELEG 3143 ELECTROMAGNETICS ```DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
ELEG 3143 ELECTROMAGNETICS
1- Department, number, and title of course:
Electrical Engineering
ELEG 3143
Electromagnetics
2- Course Designation:
Required
3- Instructor Information:
Dr. Daniel Bullock
Office: Corley 261
Phone: (479) 968-0335
Email: dbullock@atu.edu
Website: http://faculty.atu.edu/dbullock/
4- Course (catalog) description:
An introduction to static and dynamic electromagnetic fields using vector methods.
Transmission lines, electrostatic fields, magnetostatic fields, Maxwell’s equations, plane
electromagnetic wave propagation, reflection, refraction, attenuation, antennas,
reciprocity and gain. Lecture three hours.
5- Co requisites:
ELEG 3123 Signals and Systems
6- Textbook:
Stuart Wentworth, Applied Electromagnetics Early Transmission Lines Approach, Wiley,
2007.
7- Course learning outcomes / expected performance criteria.
The successful student will be able to:
1. Carry out the vector mathematical operations of gradient, divergence and curl on
functions representing field quantities and understand the physical significance of
these operations. (a) (e)
2. Use basic field laws, definitions of field quantities and the mathematical techniques
of electrostatics and magnetostatics, to solve static field problems in simple
geometries. (a) (e) (k)
3. State Maxwell’s equations, describe the surface to which each applies, and explain
the physical meaning of each in words. (a) (e) (g)
4. Solve problems involving plane waves, the Poynting vector, and wave reflection
and refraction at boundaries. (a) (e)
5. Solve problems involving transmission line concepts and techniques, including
characteristic impedance, power flow, line losses and the design of single frequency
impedance matching structures. (a) (e)
8- Topics covered.
1. Review of vector operations and theorems, including the Divergence Theorem and
Stokes’ Theorem.
2. Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’s Law, Poisson’s equation, Laplace’s equation, energy in
the electrostatic field, capacitance, boundary conditions of electrostatics, numerical
methods.
3. The Biot-Savart Law, Ampere’s Law, energy in the magnetic field, inductance,
boundary conditions of magnetostatics.
4. Maxwell’s equations and their physical meaning.
5. The telegraphist’s equations, the wave equation on lossless transmission lines.
6. Characteristic impedance, power flow, the reflection coefficient, standing wave
ratio and impedance variation on the line, the Smith chart and matching, attenuation
on low-loss lines.
7. The Helmholtz equation.
8. Plane waves, the Poynting vector, polarization, reflection and refraction of plane
waves at boundaries.
9. Introduction to boundary conditions and modes of propagation in micro-strip lines,
hollow metal waveguides and dielectric waveguides.
10. Radiation from a current element.
9- Class / Laboratory schedule:
3 lecture sessions per week, 50 minutes per session
10- Contribution of course to meeting the requirements of Curriculum (Criterion 5)
Engineering Topics – 3 Credit Hours
11- Contribution of course to meeting the requirements of Curriculum (Criterion 5)
Engineering Topics – 3 Credit Hours
12- Relationship of Course to Program Outcomes
a
S
b
c
d
S – Strong
13- Evaluation Methods:
Exams - 75%
Final Exam- 25%
14- Assessment:
A 90 – 100%
B 80 – 89%
C 70 – 79%
D 60 – 69%
F Below 60%
e
S
f
M – Medium
g
W
h
W – Weak
i
j
k
M
15- Course Policies:
Absence Policy*: Students will be dropped from the course with an F* after three
unexcused absences. If not dropped from the class, grade will be lowered one letter for
each three absences, excused or non-excused.
Academic Dishonesty Policy*: Cheating or plagiarism is not tolerated and repercussions
will range from a grade of zero on the assignment to expulsion from the university.
Academic Misconduct Policy*: Disruption of teaching is not tolerated and repercussion
will range from a verbal warning to expulsion from the class.