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Purpose of the course:

The course has a multiple orientation shaping the sophistication on these topics  and helping the overall maturity.


After completing EE 551, students should be able to do the following:

1. Write out Maxwell's Macroscopic equations in differential form in time and harmonic forms

2. Write out Maxwell's Macroscopic equations in integral form in time and harmonic forms

3. Write out the boundary conditions

4. Write out the constitutive relations

5. Describe all of the physical variables in SI units

6. Understand the physical models and procedures which permit the derivation of constitutive relations for lossy materials including the Debye model and the Kramers-Kronig relations

7. Solve the vector and scalar Helmholtz wave equations for canonical geometries.

8. Solve problems on transmission and reflection on waves

9. Use vector potential theory to construct solutions to Maxwell's equations for bounded TE and TM modes in dielectrically loaded waveguides and cavities

10. Apply electromagnetic theorems and principles such as: duality and uniqueness theorems, principle of images, reciprocity theorem, volume and surface equivalence theorems, induction and physical equivalence theorems, and source equivalents for apertures 

11. Derive a complete set of eigen modes for dielectrically loaded waveguides and cavities in rectangular, cylindrical  and Spherical geometries

12. Use even and odd symmetries to simplify the solutions

13. Understand the meaning of scattering of waves and applications

14. Understand the method of moment and applications 



 a) Point out the underlining physical principles of Electromagnetic Theory and potential applications.
 b) Give experience in solving problems using specific mathematical methods.
 c) Emphasize the sequence: Underlining Physical Principle - Mathematical Model of a Real Situation Case - Mathematical Method.

 d) Introduce the student to the analysis and synthesis processes

 e) Introduce the student to the use of current solution techniques and tools

 f) Introduce the tools in the team environment.

 g) Introduce the student in the laboratory environment.



The final grade (F.G.) is determined from the following:
 a) Two examinations (E1, E2) will be given during semester will be given , each one counting 30% of the final grade.
 b) Homework problems (HW) will be assigned for each topic, counting 20% of the final grade.
 c) A final examination (FE) will be given, counting 35% of the final grade.

 d) Attendance and participation (AP), counting 5% of the final grade.

 e) Report on an application of Electromagnetics (RP), counting 10% of the final grade. 

 The total number of points will result in the following letter grade:

 F.G. = E1 + E2 + HW + LE + FE + AP + RP 


 96-100 -> A

 91-95 -> A
 87-90 -> B+
 84-86 -> B

 81-83 -> B-
 76-80 -> C+
 71-75 -> C
 00-70 -> F

3) A typical examination will have four parts for a time period of 50 minutes. No make up examination will be given; no late homework will be accepted.

Academic Integrity:

Academic Integrity Policy


References: Recommended Textbook:


Recommended Handbook:

Spigel, Maurey. Mathematical Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Schaum's Outline Series, 1978.

Suggested References (Introductory):

Cheng, K. David . Field and Wave Electromagnetics. Reading Massachusetts: Addison - Wesley Publishing Company, Second Edition, 1989.

Gilbert, William. De Magnete. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1958.

Hayt, H. William, Jr. Engineering Electromagnetics. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Fourth Edition, 1981.

Haus, A, Hermann. Electromagnetic Fields and Energy. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1989.

Hertz, Heinrich. Electric Waves. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1962. 

Hewlett Packard Company, Engineering Staff on Microwave Division. Microwave Theory and Measurements. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632, Prentice Hall, Inc., 1962.

Kraus D. John. Electromagnetics. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Third Edition, 1984.

Liboff, L. Richard and G. Conrand Dalman. Transmission Lines, Waveguides, and Smith Charts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1985.

Maxwell, Clerk James. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. New York: Dover Publications, Inc. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, 1954.

Parton, J. E., S. J. T. Owen and M. S. Raven. Applied Electromagnetics. New York: Springer Verlag New York Inc., Second Edition, 1986.

Paul, R. Clayton and Syed A. Nasar. Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1982.

Plonsey, Robert and Robert E. Collin. Principles and Applications of Electromagnetic Fields. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1961.

Plonus, A. Martin. Applied Electromagnetics. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1978.

Purcell, M. Edward. Electricity and Magnetism - Berkeley Physics Course. Volume 2, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1985.

Ramo, Simon, John R. Whinnerry, and Theodore Van Duzer. Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Second Edition, 1984.

Skitek, G. G. and S. V. Marsall. Electromagnetic Concepts and Applications. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc., 1982. 

Tricker, R. A. R. Early Electrodynamics - The First Law of Circulation. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1965.

Suggested References (Advanced):