## Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

## Course Requirements

Students taking this course are required to complete ten homework assignments and two quizzes. In-class demonstrations will be used to reinforce concepts covered in class. Reading assignments will be taken from the textbook:

Kong, J. A. *Electromagnetic Wave Theory*. Cambridge, MA: EMW, 2005. ISBN: 0966814398.

### Late Homework Policy

Homeworks are due in Thursday lectures. The following describes the percentage of credit that will be given for late homework:

- Turned in by Thursday 5pm: 100% (homework box in the class)
- Turned in between Thursday 5pm and Friday 9am: 50%
- Turned in after Friday 9am: 25% (given to TA)

Special cases should be discussed with your TA (preferably before the homework is officially due).

## Grading

The final grade will be calculated based on the following weights:

ACTIVITIES | PERCENTAGES |
---|---|

Problem Sets | 34% |

Quiz 1 | 33% |

Quiz 2 | 33% |

## Calendar

WEEK # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
---|---|---|

1 | Maxwell Equations in Free Space (I) | Problem set 1 out |

2 |
Maxwell Equations in Free Space (II) Polarization |
Problem set 1 due Problem set 2 out |

3 |
Lorentz Force Law Hertzian Waves (I) |
Problem set 2 due Problem set 3 out |

4 |
Hertzian Waves (II) Boundary Conditions |
Problem set 3 due Problem set 4 out |

5 |
Transmission Line Theory Transients on Transmission Lines |
Problem set 4 due Problem set 5 out |

6 |
Normal Modes on Transmission Lines Phase Matching |
Problem set 5 due |

7 | Reflection and Transmission at a Plane Boundary (I) | Problem set 6 out |

Quiz 1 | ||

8 |
Reflection and Transmission at a Plane Boundary (II) Dielectric Waveguide |
Problem set 6 due Problem set 7 out |

9 | Parallel Plate Waveguide |
Problem set 7 due Problem set 8 out |

10 |
Rectangular Waveguide Waves in Media |
Problem set 8 due Problem set 9 out |

11 | Sinusoidal Steady State Transmission Lines (I) |
Problem set 9 due Problem set 10 out |

12 | Sinusoidal Steady State Transmission Lines (II) | Problem set 10 due |

13 | Lumped Element Transmission Lines | |

14 | Transmission Line Modeling | |

Quiz 2 |