EE 333, Electricity and Magnetism

Course number and name: EE 333, Electricity and Magnetism

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 3 class hours

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • Electric and magnetic fields in free space and in matter. Energy storage as a function of field quantities and the relation of this to capacitance and inductance. Maxwell's equations applied to simple electrostatic and magnetostatic problems, plane waves, and transmission lines. Transient and sinusoidal steady state solutions of uniform transmission line problems modeled in terms of circuit parameters.
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 122 (General Physics II) or PHYS 222 (Comprehensive Physics II)
    • Prerequisite: MATH 231 (Calculus and Analytical Geometry III)
    • Co-requisites: None
  • Indicate whether a required or elective course in the program:
    • Required

Specific goals for the course:

  • Specific Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • Understand the origin of Maxwell’s equations
    • Gain a physical, intuitive understanding of electromagnetic theory
    • Be able to use differential vector mathematics to formulate and solve electromagnetic problems
    • Gain knowledge and experience in solving analytical and numerical problems static and time-dependent problems
  • Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • This course is not directly used as part of the electrical engineering department’s student learning outcomes assessment program.

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Electric field produced by various charge distributions in free space and matter
  • Magnetic field produced by current distributions in free space and matter
  • Forces and torques on charges and current carrying structures due to electric and magnetic fields
  • Energy storage in electric and magnetic fields, and relation to capacitance and inductance
  • Electromagnetic wave propagation in free space and matter
  • Wave and transient propagation along two-conductor transmission line