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:

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Late Homework Policy

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

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

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


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

Problem Sets 34%
Quiz 1 33%
Quiz 2 33%


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

Maxwell Equations in Free Space (II)


Problem set 1 due

Problem set 2 out


Lorentz Force Law

Hertzian Waves (I)

Problem set 2 due

Problem set 3 out


Hertzian Waves (II)

Boundary Conditions

Problem set 3 due

Problem set 4 out


Transmission Line Theory

Transients on Transmission Lines

Problem set 4 due

Problem set 5 out


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

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


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