Fall 2022


ECE 329: Fields and Waves I


Sec Time Room Instructor Office Hours Office
C 10:00 AM MWF ECEB 2013 Xu Chen (xuchen1@illinois.edu) Tuesday 1:00 PM ECEB 5040
X 12:00 PM MWF ECEB 2017 Raluca Ilie (rilie@illinois.edu) Monday 9:00 AM ECEB 5054
E 1:00 PM MWF ECEB 1015 Umberto Ravaioli (ravaioli@illinois.edu) Wednesday 11:00 AM ECEB 2062


Teaching Assistants:

Joseph Kuo (josephk4@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Wed 10:00am - 2:00pm (room 2032 ECEB) 

Pedro Oliveira Carvalho da Silva (pedroos2@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Tue 2:00pm-4:00pm (room 5034 ECEB) and Thu 1:00pm-3:00pm (room 4034 ECEB) 

Victor Shangguan (xs27@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Thu 10:00am-12:00pm (room 3034 ECEB) and 1:00pm-3:00pm (room 5034)

Chi Zhang (czhng110@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Wed 12:00pm-4:00pm (3034 ECEB)


Lecture Notes (~Textbook): ECE 329 Lecture Notes on Fields & Waves - Erhan Kudeki, 2022

Course Outline: Specified in Course Calendar

Supplementary Text (not required): Fundamentals of Electromagnetics - N. N. Rao, 2009 Electromagnetics and Applications - D. H. Staelin, 2011

Homework: There will be HW assignments each week with Thursday due dates. HW's will be assigned on Canvas and the solutions will be posted after the due date. Completed HW's must be submitted electronically as a pdf file on Canvas by 5:00 PM on the due dates. Late submissions will not be accepted.  The two lowest homework scores will be dropped from the final homework grade.


Exams: Three midsemester exams (in the evening) and one final exam are scheduled as follows:

Exam I:

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 7:00pm-8:15pm      (conflict exam: 5:30pm-6:45pm) 

Sp14 Exam 1 soln Fall14 Exam 1 soln Sp15 Exam 1 soln Fall15 Exam 1 soln Sp16 Exam 1 soln

Exam II:

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 7:00pm-8:15pm         (conflict exam: 5:30pm-6:45pm) 

Sp14 Exam 2 soln Fall14 Exam 2 soln Sp15 Exam 2 soln Fall15 Exam 2 soln Sp16 Exam 2 soln

Exam III:

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 7:00pm-8:15pm      (conflict exam: 5:30pm-6:45pm) 

Sp14 Exam 3 soln Fall14 Exam 3 soln Sp15 Exam 3 soln Fall15 Exam 3 soln Sp16 Exam 3 soln

Final Exam: TBD - Sp11 Final soln Fall13 Final solnFall13 "Answers"



Grading Policy:

Homework and Class Participation 15% of total
Midterm Exams (x3) 60% of total
Final Exam 25% of total


Mathematica usage: You will find in the Course Calendar a link to a Mathematica notebook each week. These notebooks will not be utilized in this class but they can be a resource for interested students who wish to experiment with numerical applications extending examples illustrated in the class notes. No prior experience with Mathematica is required. Watching the following videos prior to starting your first Mathematica computation will be useful: Notebooks Methods to Get Started Basic Calculations Basic Graphics Making Interactive Models

All engineering students can download Mathematica from Webstore and install it on their laptops. Mathematica is also available on EWS machines that can be found at multiple locations in engineering buildings.


Supplementary Course Material: Summer 2012 Audio Lectures by E Kudeki Summer 2015 Video Lectures by E Kudeki Spring 2015 Lecture Notes by L Goddard Spring 2016 Lecture Notes by A Fliflet review of vector calculus list of vector identities TEM wave propagation movies time-domain TL waves AARL Smith Chart Supp Smith Chart Smith Chart Examples Smith Chart Annotated Smith Chart Tool Impedance Matching Summer 2016 Video Lectures by E Kudeki - Mathematica Section MMA Notebook Solutions