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Spring 2014

ECE 329: Fields and Waves I

LECTURES

Section Time Room Instructor Email Office Location
B 9:00 AM 106B1 EH Zhi-Pei Liang z-liang 4257 Beckman
X 12:00 PM 112 Transp. Bldg. Lara Waldrop lwaldrop 306 CSL
E 1:00 PM 106B1 EH Peter Dragic p-dragic 310 CSL
F 2:00 PM 106B1 EH Songbin Gong songbin 2264 MNTL

TEACHING ASSISTANTS: Xu Chen (xuchen1), Di Fan (difan2), Sartaj Grewal (grewal2), and Justin Postma (postma2)

OFFICE HOURS:

  • Monday: 10:30-11:30 AM (4257 Beckman), 3-5 PM (325 CSL)
  • Tuesday: 11 AM - 1 PM (325 CSL), 3-4 PM (325 CSL)
  • Wednesday: 4-5 PM (2264 MNTL)
  • Thursday: 11 AM - noon (368 EVRT), 3-4 PM (368 EVRT)

COURSE DIRECTOR: E. Kudeki, 153 EL and 302 CSL

SUGGESTED TEXT: "Fundamentals of Electromagnetics for Electrical and Computer Engineering", by N. N. Rao, Prentice-Hall, 2009. This text and others are on reserve at Grainger Engineering Library.

READING AND COURSE OUTLINE: Specified in Course Calendar. Each lecture on the schedule links to daily course notes.

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSE MATERIAL: review of vector calculus --- list of vector identities --- TEM wave propagation movies --- time-domain TL waves --- Smith Chart intro --- Smith Chart Tool --- Smith chart --- Impedance matching --- Summer 2012 lectures by E Kudeki

HOMEWORK: Will be assigned on Tuesday via links to PDF files below and collected on the following Tuesday from the ECE 329 drop-box located in the basement of Everitt Lab across from room 60. Completed assignments should be dropped in the box by 5 PM on the due dates. The assignments and their solutions will be posted below in PDF format. No late homework will be accepted (except when special permission is granted by your instructor before the due date).

WEEKLY REVIEW SESSION: Will be held on Monday evenings from 7-8 PM in 112 Transportation. The sessions will solve numerical and conceptual problems. Unsolved problems to be covered each week will be posted below during the weekend before the session and the solved problems will be posted each Tuesday morning.

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EXAMS: Three midsemester exams and the final exam are scheduled as follows:

 
Exam I: Thu, Feb. 20, 2014 -- Sum09 Exam1 soln -- Fall09 Exam 1 soln -- Sp10 Exam 1 soln -- Fall 2010 Exam 1 soln -- Sp11 Exam 1 soln -- Sum11 Exam 1 soln -- Fall 2011 Exam 1 soln -- Sp 2012 Exam 1 soln -- Sum12 Exam 1 soln -- Fall 12 Exam 1 soln -- Sp 13 Exam 1 soln -- Sum13 Exam 1 soln-- Fall13 Exam 1 soln-- Spring14 Exam 1 soln
Exam II: Thu, Mar. 20, 2014 -- Sum09 Exam2 soln -- Fall09 Exam 2 soln -- Sp10 Exam 2 soln -- Fall10 Exam 2 soln -- Sp11 Exam 2 soln -- Sum11 Exam 2 soln -- Fall 2011 Exam 2 soln -- Sp 2012 Exam 2 soln -- Sum12 Exam 2 soln -- Fall 12 Exam 2 soln -- Sp 13 Exam 2 soln -- Sum13 Exam 2 soln -- Fall13 Exam 2 soln-- Spring14 Exam 2 soln
Exam III: Thu, Apr. 24, 2014 -- Sum09 Exam3 soln -- Fall09 Exam 3 soln -- Sp10 Exam 3 soln -- Fall10 Exam 3 soln -- Sp11 Exam 3 soln -- Sum11 Exam 3 soln -- Fall 2011 Exam 3 soln -- Sp 2012 Exam 3 soln -- Sum12 Exam 3 soln -- Fall 12 Exam 3 soln -- Sp 13 Exam 3 soln -- Sum13 Exam 3 soln -- Fall13 Exam 3 soln
Final Exam: Mon, May 12, 2014

All midterms will be held from 7-8:15 PM. Conflict midterm exams will be scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on exam dates. If you have any special circumstances or feel you have a conflict with any exam(s), see your instructor to make arrangements.

EXAM REVIEW SESSION: Three exam review sessions are scheduled as follows:

GRADING POLICY:

Homework and Class Participation 15% of total
Midsemester Exams 60% of total
Final Exam 25% of total

 

 

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