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Electromagnetic Waves 1

  • Course Code :
    COM 213
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

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Area of Study :

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1. understand the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory. 2. know the main elements used in electric circuits. 3. apply different techniques of solving electrostatic problems. 4. apply different techniques of solving electrostatic problems. 5. know the relation between electric and magnetic and their sources. 6. recognize the relation between electromagnetic theory and circuit theory. 7. Share ideas and work in a team or a group.

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different coordinate systems used in solving vector field problems. Coulomb's law- relation of electric field intensity with different charges .the electric flux density- Gauss's law and the divergence theorem. relation between the electric field and the force exerted on charges, and energy expended in this motion- the potential gradient and dipole moment . the application of the previous laws to some materials; conductors- semiconductors- and dielectrics. Boundary conditions. Definition of susceptibility and permittivity. Laplace and Poisson equations in the three coordinate systems, examples of their solutions. relations of steady magnetic field, its curl, and Stoke's theorem. time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory.
2- Illustrate and describe solving techniques of electromagnetic problems.
3- Illustrate and describe theorems for solving electromagnetic problems.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Express ideas in structural and mathematic terms so that quantities evaluation is facilitated.
2- Ability to apply different alternative solutions.
3- Decide and choose among different solution alternatives.
4- Evaluate obtained results both individually or as a part of team.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Applying electromagnetic theorems on practical problems and situations.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Write technical reports in accordance with standard scientific guidelines.
2- Work in a self-directed manner.
3- Analyze problems and use innovative thinking in their solution

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Vector analysis: Vector algebra – Vector calculus – Vector integral theorems – Coordinate systems 10 6 4
Electrostatic fields in vacuum: Coulomb’s law – Electrostatic field – Gauss’s law – Potential – Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations – Boundary conditions on conductors – Electric dipole 10 6 4
Electrostatic fields in materials: Material polarization – Displacement vector –Boundary conditions – Capacitance – Electric energy 10 6 4
Stationary current field: Current flow – Conservation of charge – Kirchhof’s current law – Ohm’s law – Electrical resistance – Boundary conditions – Duality – Joule’s law 5 3 2
Stationary magnetic fields in vacuum: Ampere’s law of force – Magnetic induction field – Biot-Savart law – magnetic vector potential – Gauss’ law for magnetic field – Ampere’s circuital law – Magnetic dipole 10 6 4
Stationary magnetic fields in materials: Magnetization – Magnetic field intensity – Boundary conditions – Magnetic circuits 10 6 4
Quasi-stationary Electromagnetic fields: Faraday’s law of induction – Induced electric field due to motion – Inductance – Magnetic energy 10 6 4
Time dependent electromagnetic fields: Maxwell’s equations –Poynting theorem 5 3 2

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Book Author Publisher
Engineering Electromagnetics William H.Hayt,Jr Mcgraw Hill

Course notes :

No course notes are required

Recommended books :

1) F. T. Ulaby, ”Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics,” Prentice-Hall, 1997 2) R. Plonsey and R. E. Collin, “Principles and Applications of Electromagnetic Fields,” McGraw-Hill, 1961.

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