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Module

EEE2015 : Electromagnetic Fields & Waves

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jon Goss
  • Lecturer: Dr Daniel Naylor
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To enhance the students' knowledge of electromagnetic fields and wave behaviour and how this can be used to describe quasistatic fields, transmission lines and plane waves.

Outline Of Syllabus

Maxwell Equations
Basic vector algebra, definitions of Curl, Div and Grad, review quasi-static fields, Laplace and Poisson equations, continuity equation, derivation of Maxwell’s equations for static and time varying fields. Physical and engineering significance of Maxwell’s equations.

Transmission Lines
Concepts of distributed circuits, derivation of transmission line parameters, attenuation and phase coefficients, characteristic impedance, Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) definition, lossless and lossy lines and matching techniques.

Electromagnetic Waves
Derivation of the wave equation, solution of wave equation for the transverse electromagnetic (TEM) case, plane wave concepts, wavelength, attenuation and phase constants, propagation of waves in lossless and lossy media, polarisation, wave power (Poynting vector), interaction with dielectric and conducting media, and wave reflection and refraction.

Engineering Examples
Design implications of skin effect, corona discharge, shielding, review of Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) concepts and legislative requirements.

Relevant examples will be provided to reinforce key topics as appropriate.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable