EE 434 Spring 2009

Class hours and location: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 13:00-13:50, Workman 109
Office hours: Wednesday, Friday 14:00-16:00

Dr. Anders M. Jorgensen
Workman 227,




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1Wed Jan 21--Course Introduction--
2Fri Jan 231.6.1-1.6.2
Static form of Maxwells equations, electric potential--
3Mon Jan 264.5-4.6Capacitance and electrostatic energy--
4Wed Jan 284.7-4.8Solving electrostatic problems using the potential: Poisson's equation--
5Fri Jan 30--DiscussionHW 1: 4.1, 4.2
6Mon Feb 21.6.3, 4.10Magnetic field and magnetic potential--
7Wed Feb 44.12-4.13Inductance and magnetic energyHW 2: 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
8Fri Feb 6--Discussion--
Reflection and transmission of EM waves: normal incidence
9Mon Feb 95.1-5.3Boundary conditions and reflection at a perfect conductorHW 3
10Wed Feb 115.4-5.5Multiple interfaces: solution using boundary conditions and total field impedance--
11Fri Feb 13--Discussion--
12Mon Feb 165.6Graphical solution using Smith chartsHW 4: 4.25, 4.30, and this
13Wed Feb 18--Discussion/preparation for exam 1--
14Fri Feb 20--Exam 1 (solution)--
15Mon Feb 235.7Quarter-wave and half-wave plates--
Reflection and transmission of EM waves: oblique incidence
16Wed Feb 256.1-6.2Arbitrary angle incidence, and reflection from a perfect conductorHW 5: 5.3, 5.5, 5.14, 5.19
17Fri Feb 27--Discussion--
18Mon Mar 26.3Reflection coefficient for parallel and perpendicular components--
19Wed Mar 46.4-6.5Comparison of perpendicular and parallel reflection. Total reflection and critical angleHW 6: 6.1, 6.2, 6.9, 6.11
20Fri Mar 6--Discussion--
--Mon Mar 9
Spring Break
--Wed Mar 11
--Fri Mar 13
21Mon Mar 166.6-6.7Application to optics. Optical fibers.HW 7
22Wed Mar 18--Discussion/prepare for exam 2--
23Fri Mar 20--Exam 2 (solution)--
24Mon Mar 238.1-8.2Guided modes--
25Wed Mar 258.3TM modes in a rectangular waveguide--
26Fri Mar 27--Discussion--
27Mon Mar 308.4TE modes in a rectangular waveguideHW 8: 6.19, 6.20
28Wed Apr 18.5Field configuration in waveguides--
29Fri Apr 3--Discussion--
30Mon Apr 68.6Mode excitationHW 9: 8.1, 8.5, 8.6, 8.10
31Wed Apr 88.7Energy flow and attenuation--
--Fri Apr 10
Academic Holiday
32Mon Apr 139.1-9.2RadiationHW 10: 8.10c, 8.12, 8.13 (solution). Extra credit (solution).
33Wed Apr 15--Discussion/exam 3 preparation--
34Fri Apr 17--Exam 3 (solution)--
35Mon Apr 209.3Radiation field from a small current element: the dipole--
36Wed Apr 229.4Antenna characteristics--
37Fri Apr 24--Discussion--
38Mon Apr 279.5Linear wire antennaHW 11: 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
39Wed Apr 299.6Antenna arrays--
40Fri May 1--Discussion--
41Mon May 4HandoutRadiation from an apertureHW 12: 9.7, 9.8, 9.9
42Wed May 6--Discussion/exam 4 preparationFor discussion in class: problems (solutions)
43Fri May 8--Exam 4 (solution)--