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ECE 329: Fields and Waves I


Section Time Room Instructor Office HW Box Mathematica Section?
B 11:00 AM 2017 ECEB Lara Waldrop (lwaldrop@illinois.edu) 5052 ECEB Box 29 NO
X 12:00 PM 2017 ECEB Minjoo Lee (mllee@illinois.edu) 2258 MNTL Box 30 NO
E 1:00 PM 2017 ECEB Lynford Goddard (lgoddard@illinois.edu) 2254 MNTL Box 31 NO
F 2:00 PM 2017 ECEB Raluca Ilie (rilie@illinois.edu) 5054 ECEB Box 32 YES

Submit any re-grade requests to Box 33.



Weili Chen (Head TA, wchen71@illinois.edu)

Yanan Liu (yliu258@illinois.edu)

Zuguang Gao (zgao19@illinois.edu)


Mathematica TA:

Pablo Reyes (pmreyes2@illinois.edu)

Course Director: Lynford Goddard (lgoddard@illinois.edu)


Office Hours: Instructors and TAs have scheduled office hours listed in the table below, and are also available by appointment. You can attend any of the office hours regardless of the section that you are registered for. Office Hours are held in 3036 ECEB unless otherwise noted in the table.

2258 MNTL







9-10 Zuguang Gao     Pablo Reyes


5034 ECEB


10-11 Weili Chen Weili Chen Pablo Reyes


5034 ECEB

Lynford Goddard

2254 MNTL



Yanan Liu

3-4     Lara Waldrop

5052 ECEB

Raluca Ilie

5054 ECEB

Zuguang Gao
4-5         Larry Lee

2258 MNTL

5-6 Yanan Liu

3034 ECEB





Tutorial Session
2017 ECEB



Lectures: Each instructor's lectures will be slightly different, but should cover the same basic material. The lecture notes that are posted below (on the course calendar) 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. If you discover a lecture better suited for your schedule or the way you learn, we strongly encourage you to switch into that lecture, if possible.

The Mathematica Section: This semester one of the ECE 329 sections will be taught using a Mathematica based approach introduced in Fall 2015 by Prof. D. Wasserman and further developed in Summer 2016 by Prof. E. Kudeki. This special section is explicitly marked in the above table. Students in Mathematica section will be required to submit weekly Mathematica homeworks that will count for 15% of the final grade (whereas the same 15% will come from three hour exams for students in non-Mathematica sections --- see the section on Grading Policy below).

Students should be aware of this difference between the Mathematica and non-Mathematica sections and enroll in a section that reflects their preferences regarding the additional Mathematica assignments.

The weekly Mathematica assignments will be posted on the Course Calendar as links to a collection of Mathematica notebooks. The notebooks from the calendar will be partially evaluated during class in the Mathematica sections and are to be completed after class and submitted via Compass2g on the following Fridays at 1:00 p.m. No prior experience with Mathematica will be required from students chosing to take the Mathematica based sections. The focus will be on using basic Mathematica techniques for understanding/illustrating E&M, as opposed to using E&M to teach Mathematica. If you are new to Mathematica watch the following videos prior to starting your first Mathematica assignment: Notebooks Methods to Get Started Basic Calculations Basic Graphics Making Interactive Models

All engineering students have free access to Mathematica via Citrix remote server. In preparation to class the students taking the Mathematica sections should download and install the Citrix Receiver software on their mobile devices (laptop or tablet) from Citrix Download or Citrix Download for Linux and bring the device to class on days with Mathematica exercises as indicated by the Course Calendar. The TA Pablo Reyes (pmreyes2@illinois.edu) will be helping you with your Mathematica problems during his office hours and using the ECE329 piazza page. To enroll to ECE329 piazza use the following link : Enroll in piazza.


i>Clickers: All sections will use i>Clickers for recording class participation and for checking student understanding. Details for registering your i>Clicker are posted here. We will practice them during lecture 3 and begin recording attendance with lecture 4.


Lecture Notes (~Textbook): "ECE 329 Lecture Notes on Fields & Waves", by Erhan Kudeki, 2016. Download here

Lecture Notes (~Text Slides): "ECE 329 Lecture Slides", by Lynford Goddard, 2017. Download here

Lecture Notes (~Notes): "ECE 329 Lecture Notes", by Larry Lee, 2017. Download here

Course Outline: Specified in Course Calendar

Supplementary Text (not required): "Electromagnetics and Applications", by David H. Staelin, 2011. Download here

Supplementary Course Material: Summer 2012 Audio Lectures by E Kudeki Summer 2015 Video Lectures by E Kudeki 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 Smith Chart Basics Impedance Matching Summer 2016 Video Lectures by E Kudeki - Mathematica Section

Tutorial Sessions: Tutorial 1 Tutorial 1 Solutions Tutorial 2 Tutorial 2 Solutions Tutorial 3 Tutorial 3 Solutions Tutorial 4 Tutorial 4 Solutions Tutorial 5 Tutorial 5 Solutions Tutorial 6 Tutorial 6 Solutions Tutorial 7 Tutorial 7 Solutions Tutorial 8 Tutorial 9 Tutorial 10


Homework: Will be assigned on-line on this web page and collected on Tuesdays --- completed assignments should be dropped in the ECE 329 HW Drop-Box located on the 3rd floor of ECEB across the Undergrad Lounge by Tuesdays 4 PM . No late homework will be accepted (except when special permission is granted by your instructor before the due date). Questions about the HW can be posted to piazza. A TA will answer them within 12 hours. Enroll in piazza

Homework 1 Solution 1 Homework 2 Solution 2 Homework 3 Solution 3 Homework 4Solution 4 Homework 5 Solution 5 Homework 6 Solution 6 Homework 7 Solution 7 Homework 8 Solution 8 Homework 9

Exams: Three midsemester exams (outside of class) and the final exam are scheduled below. The room assignments for the midterms are ECEB 1002 Auditorium (sections B=11A, X=noon, and E=1pm) and ECEB 1013 (section F=2pm). The room assignments for the final are TBD.

Exam I: Thu, Feb 16, 2017, 7:00-8:15 PM - Sum11 Exam 1 solnSum12 Exam 1 solnFall12 Exam 1 soln Sp13 Exam 1 soln Sum13 Exam 1 soln Fall13 Exam 1 soln *Suppl to Fall13 Exam 1 P6* Sp14 Exam 1 soln Sum14 Exam 1 soln Fall14 Exam 1 soln Spring 15 Exam 1Sp15 Exam 1 soln Sum15 Exam 1 soln Fall 15 Exam 1Fall15 Exam 1 soln Sp16 Exam 1 solnSum16 Exam 1 solnFall 16 Exam 1 soln Spring 17 Exam 1 Spring 17 Exam 1 soln
Exam II: Thu, Mar 16, 2017, 7:00-8:15 PM - Sum11 Exam 2 solnSum12 Exam 2 solnFall12 Exam 2 soln Sp13 Exam 2 soln Sum13 Exam 2 soln Fall13 Exam 2 soln Sp14 Exam 2 soln Sum14 Exam 2 soln Fall14 Exam 2 soln Spring 15 Exam 2Sp15 Exam 2 soln Sum15 Exam 2 soln Fall 15 Exam 2Fall15 Exam 2 soln Sp16 Exam 2 solnSum16 Exam 2 solnFall16 Exam 2 soln
Exam III: Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 7:00-8:15 PM - Sum11 Exam 3 solnSum12 Exam 3 solnFall12 Exam 3 soln Sp13 Exam 3 soln Sum13 Exam 3 soln Fall13 Exam 3 soln Sp14 Exam 3 soln Sum14 Exam 3 solnFall14 Exam 3 soln Spring 15 Exam 3Sp15 Exam 3 soln Sum15 Exam 3 soln Fall 15 Exam 2Fall15 Exam 3 soln Sp16 Exam 3 solnSum16 Exam 3 solnFall 16 Exam 3 soln
Final Exam: Wed, May 10, 2017, 1:30-4:30 PM in ECEB 1002 Auditorium (conflict is Thu, May 11, 2017, 8-11AM in ECEB 2013)
Fall11 Final soln Fall13 Final solnFall13 "Answers" Summer14 Final Summer14 Final soln


Grading Policy:

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


For Mathematica sections:
Homework and Class Participation 15% of total
Mathematica Homeworks 15% of total
Midterm Exams (x3) 45% of total
Final Exam 25% of total