ENEE 681: Electromagnetic Theory
The development of advanced analysis techniques for
time-varying electric and magnetic fields. The wave equation is analyzed
for plane waves, guided waves, and resonators (including lossy wall and
dielectric systems). The inhomogeneous wave equation is analyzed for
radiation sources, and basic antenna configurations are studied. The
motion of charged particles and the radiation produced is addressed. The
EM fields in a conducting media are developed.
ENEE 381 or equivalent.
- J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 2nd Ed., Wiley (1975).
- W.H.K. Panofsky and M. Phillips, Classical Electricity and
Magnetism, 2nd Ed., Addison Wesley (1962).
- S. Ramo, J.R. Whinnery, and T. van Duzer, Fields and
Waves in Communication Electronics, 2nd Ed., Wiley (1984).
- Maxwell's Equations: time-dependent potentials, gauge
conditions, conservation laws, electromagnetic stress tensor. - 1 week
- Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Propagation: plane
waves in dielectrics, polarization, reflection and refraction, plane
waves in conducting media, superposition, dispersion, group velocity. - 2 weeks
- Guiding of Electromagnetic Waves: transmission lines, hollow guides,
finite conductivity walls, microwave and optical cavities,
dielectric waveguides and optical fibers. - 3 weeks
- Radiation Sources: Green's functions for the inhomogeneous
wave equation, multipole expansion, dipole and quadrupole radiation,
antennas. - 2 weeks
- Magnetohydrodynamics. - 2 weeks
- Radiation by Moving Charges: Lienard-Wiechert potentials,
power radiated by relativistic and non-relativistic accelerating charges,
Cherenkov radiation. - 1 week
- Kramers-Kronig relations.
- Radiation scattering from single scatterers and a collection
- Free-electron lasers.
- Special Relativity: Lorentz transformation, 4-vectors,
covariance of electrodynamics.
April 1993, H. Milchberg, W. Lawson, and C.D. Striffler
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