|B||11:00 AM||2017 ECEB||A. Fliflet (email@example.com)||Mon 3-4 PM||3003 ECEB|
|E||1:00 PM||2017 ECEB||M. Fallahpour (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Fri. 3-4 PM||3003 ECEB|
|F||2:00 PM||2017 ECEB||L. Goddard (email@example.com)||Fri. 10-11 AM||2254 MNTL|
|X||12:00 PM||2017 ECEB||W. He (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Wed. 4-5 PM||3003 ECEB|
Lectures: Each instructor's lectures will be slightly different, but should cover the same basic material. The lecture notes are posted below (on the course calendar) which give an excellent overview of the material to be covered in that day's lecture. We encourage you to attend the lecture you are enrolled in. Participation counts towards 1% of your grade. The instructors will take attendance using i>clickers starting sometime in week 2. You can use the original i>clicker, i>clicker plus, or i>clicker 2. Unfortunately, we cannot support i>clicker Go because of potential wireless connection issues. Please register your i>clicker by Jan 25 by logging into Compass 2g and selecting i>clicker Registration from the tab on the left (you may need to first click the Spring 2015-ECE 329-Fields and Waves I-Section B, E, F, X link under your course list). It is your responsibility to bring your i>clicker to each class and for it to have working batteries. No credit will be given after the fact for missed attendance. However, you can miss up to 5 classes and still receive the full 1% participation. You can also attend any section during the day for attendance credit. Each absence above 5 will reduce your participation by 10% of the 1%, i.e. 0.1% for your total grade. Over 15 absences results in a 0% participation score. The attendance scores will be posted to Compass 2g about once per week. If you discover a lecture better suited for your schedule or the way you learn, we strongly encourage you to switch into this lecture, if possible.
Xu Chen (email@example.com)
|Thu. 7-8 PM (problem solving session)||2017 ECEB|
Sergio Hidalgo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Mon. 6-7 PM||3003 ECEB|
Sartaj Grewal (email@example.com)
|Thu. 3-4 PM||3003 ECEB|
Yuhui Lai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Tue. 10-11 AM||3003 ECEB|
Tian Xia (email@example.com)
|Mon. 10-11AM||3003 ECEB|
Office Hours: Students are encouraged to attend office hours, especially if they are having trouble with lectures or homeworks. You can attend any of the 9 office hours held each week. There will be an extra office hour held on Wednesdays of exam weeks. In addition, there will be a one hour problem solving session held each Thursday (of non-exam weeks) from 7-8PM in ECEB 2017. This problem solving session will help you learn how to approach, understand, and solve homework and exam problems. It will be more structured than the other office hours. If you have specific homework or lecture-related problems, those should be addressed in the regular office hours. Students who attend the problem solving session will also have access to the slides used in the session.
Course Director: Erhan Kudeki, 2080 ECEB
Course Coordinator: Lynford Goddard, 2254 MNTL
Suggested (not required) Text: "Fundamentals of Electromagnetics for Electrical and Computer Engineering", by N. N. Rao, Prentice-Hall, 2009. The Rao text will be on reserve at the Grainger library throughout the semester.
Reading and Course Outline: Specified in
Supplementary Course Material:
review of vector calculus
list of vector identities
TEM wave propagation movies
time-domain TL waves
Smith Chart Tool
AARL Smith Chart Supp
Smith Chart Examples
Summer 2012 lectures by E Kudeki Spring 2015 Lecture by L Goddard
Homework: Homeworks will be due at 5pm on Tuesday. Graded homeworks will be returned to you in class on the Wednesday of the week after they were turned in. Homework solutions will be posted on the course website immediately after they are due. There will be NO late homeworks! If a HW is not turned in by 5pm on Tuesday afternoon it receives a 0.
EACH SECTION WILL HAVE ITS OWN HW DROPBOX. MAKE SURE YOU PUT YOUR HOMEWORK IN THE DROPBOX CORRESPONDING TO THE SECTION YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR!!
Dropboxes are located on the 3rd floor of ECEB, near the Northeast staircases. The boxes will be labeled with the section numbers and instructor names:
Section B: Fliflet (Box 12)
Section E: Fallahpour (Box 13)
Section F: Goddard (Box 14)
Section X: He (Box 15)
Homeworks will typically be anywhere from 5-10 problems. Each homework is only worth about 1% of your final grade, so the real benefit from the homeworks does not come from the score you receive on them, but what you learn as you solve the problems. Most homeworks will have a bonus problem. This problem is usually more challenging than the other homework problems, and skipping the bonus problem will not cost you any points. However, the bonus problems, if completed, can bring your total homework score up to (but not above) the 14% allotted to homework in the final grade.
If you have an excused absence from turning in the homework, you will require a note from the Emergency Dean. Generally we consider an excused absence to be an illness, death in the family, or travel for a conference, to receive an award, etc.
It is the job of your instructor to determine whether a missed HW is excused. If the instructor determines that the HW can be excused, then the HW will be dropped from your grade. Because this will require some coordination at the end of the semester, please keep the course coordinator (Prof. Goddard, firstname.lastname@example.org) in the loop when a HW is excused.
The assignments and their solutions will be posted below in pdf format (if you are having font error issues, please update your Acrobat Reader).
Exams: Three midsemester exams (7 PM) and the final exam are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Exam 1 Solution 2015 Spring
Thursday, March 19, 2015 -
Thursday, Apri 23, 2015 -
Monday, May 11, 2015 -
If you have any special circumstances or feel you have a conflict with any exam(s), see your instructor to make arrangements. We will schedule conflict exams for the day of the midterm at 5:30pm. In order to take the conflict exam, you must let your instructor (and Prof. Goddard) know by the Monday of Exam week at the very latest.Â If you cannot make the regularly scheduled exam or the conflict you will require a note from the Emergency Dean (or proof of conflict for both the regularly scheduled and conflict exams) in order to receive an excused absence. It is the job of the your instructor to determine whether a missed exam is excused. If the instructor determines that the exam can be excused, then the exam may be dropped from your grade.Â However, a more likely scenario is that the exam will be replaced by an oral exam of about 1 hour, administered by at least two of the course instructors.
|Homework and Class Participation||15% of total|
|Midsemester Exams (x3)||60% of total|
|Final Exam||25% of total|