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EE 4347
APPLIED ELECTROMAGNETICS

 

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Course Topics

Topic 0 -- Course Introduction
  • (PDF) Course introduction
Topic 1 -- Maxwell's Equations Topic 2 -- Electromagnetic Properties of Materials
  • (PDF) (Video) Lecture 2a -- Lorentz model for dielectrics and drude model for metals
  • (PDF) (Video) Lecture 2b -- Nonlinear and anisotropic materials
Topic 3 -- Electromagnetic Waves

Course Notes
  • (PDF) Lecture 3a -- Electromagnetic Waves and Polarization
  • (PDF) Lecture 3b -- Lossy Dielectrics and Power Flow
  • (PDF) Lecture 3c -- Scattering at an Interface
  • (PDF) Lecture 3d -- Standing Waves and Multiple Scattering
Animations from the Notes
  • (Video) Animation of a wave changing speed and wavelength after entering a second material
  • (Video) Animation of the definition of a wave vector
  • (Video) Animation of a wave propagating in a vacuum
  • (Video) Animation of a wave propagating in a lossless dielectric
  • (Video) Animation of a wave propagating in a lossy dielectric
  • (Video) Animation of instantaneous Poynting vector
  • (Fig) MATLAB Figure (gives you ability to orbit) of Geometry of Scattering at an Interface
  • (Video) Animation of Snell's Law -- low index to high index
  • (Video) Animation of Snell's Law -- high index to low index
  • (Video) Animation of Standing Waves -- high to low impedance interface
  • (Video) Animation of Standing Waves -- low to high impedance interface
  • (Video) More Mathematical Animation of Standing Waves -- high to low impedance interface
  • (Video) More Mathematical Animation of Standing Waves -- low to high impedance interface
  • (Video) Animation of Standing Wave Ratio
Course Summaries
  • (PDF) Summary of Electromagnetic Waves
  • (PDF) Summary of Scattering at an Interface
Supplemental Information
  • (Video) Polarization of Light: CP, LP, and unpolarized
Topic 4 -- Transmission Lines

Course Notes
  • (PDF) Lecture 4a -- Transmission lines
  • (PDF) Lecture 4b -- Transmission line behavior
  • (PDF) Lecture 4c -- Multi-segment transmission lines
Animations from the Notes
  • (Video) Movie of Impedance Transformation
  • (Video) Animation of Impedance Transformation
  • (Video) Animation of VSWR with an open-circuit load
  • (Video) Animation of VSWR with a short-circuit load
  • (Video) Animation of VSWR with Z0 > ZL
  • (Video) Animation of VSWR with Z0 < ZL
  • (Video) Animation of VSWR terminated with an RL circuit
  • (Video) Animation of VSWR terminated with an RC circuit
Course Summaries
  • (PDF) Summary of Transmission Lines
Topic 5 -- Waveguides

Course Notes
  • (PDF) Lecture 5a -- Waveguide introduction and analysis setup
  • (PDF) Lecture 5b -- Parallel plate waveguides
  • (PDF) Lecture 5c -- Rectangular metal waveguides
  • (PDF) Lecture 5d -- Other waveguides
Animations from the Notes
  • (Video) Animation of TM0 (TEM) mode in a parallel plate waveguide
  • (Video) Animation of TM1 mode in a parallel plate waveguide
  • (Video) Animation of TM2 mode in a parallel plate waveguide
  • (Video) Animation of TE1 mode in a parallel plate waveguide
  • (Video) Animation of TE2 mode in a parallel plate waveguide
  • (Video) Animation of TE3 mode in a parallel plate waveguide
  • (Zip) Movies of modes in a rectangular waveguide
Topic 6 -- Computational Electromagnetics

Course Notes
  • (PDF) Lecture 6a -- Numerical analysis of transmission lines
  • (PDF) Lecture 6b -- 1D Finite-Difference Method
  • (PDF) Lecture 6c -- Numerical analysis of slab waveguides
Animations from the Notes
  • (Video) Movies of modes in a rectangular waveguide
Supplemental Information
  • (Video) YouTube recording of Finite-Difference Method lecture
Topic 7 -- Smith Charts

Course Notes
  • (PDF) Lecture 7a -- Smith Charts
Supplemental Information
  • (PDF) More Detailed Notes -- Smith Charts (Microwave Engineering)
  • (Web) Smith Charts (Wikipedia)
  • (Web) Smith Charts (Microwaves101.com)
  • (PDF) Smith Charts Calculations (ARRL White Paper)
Topic 8 -- Electromagnetic Devices

Course Notes
  • (PDF) Theory of Periodic Structures
  • (PDF) Diffraction Gratings
  • (PDF) Engineered Materials

Resources

MATLAB
  • (Web) Getting Started with MATLAB
  • (Web) See Topic 2 in Computational Methods

  • (ZIP) zip file containing MATLAB codes

    • tlcalc.p -- This is a MATLAB function that simulates any two-conductor transmission line. The dielectric can be anything isotroic.

    • tlcalc_demo.m -- This MATLAB program demonstrates the use of tlcalc() by calculating the paramters for a microstrip transmission line.

    Note: Some of the above items are protected function files and have a ".p" extension. They work just like ".m" files, but they cannot be opened to view the code inside of them.
Smith Charts