EE 434, Electromagnetic Wave Transmission and Radiation

Course number and name: EE 434, Electromagnetic Wave Transmission and Radiation

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 3 class hours

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • Reflection and refraction of plane waves at planar interfaces. The propagation characteristics of metallic and dielectric waveguides with particular emphasis on fiber optics. Radiation from linear current elements and planar apertures and arrays of these elements. Analysis of simple communication links.
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisite: EE 333 (Electricity and Magnetism)
    • 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:
    • Students will demonstrate their understanding of electromagnetic waves
    • Students will demonstrate their ability to solve more complex electromagnetic wave problems starting from Maxwell’s equations
    • Students will demonstrate their ability to apply principles of wave reflection and transmission, wave guides, and antenna radiation
  • Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • This course is part of the electrical engineering department’s student learning outcomes assessment program and is used to evaluate the student performance in ABET Student Learning Outcome Criteria 3a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Normal and oblique incidence reflection and transmission at interfaces
  • Waveguides
  • Antennas and antenna arrays