ECE 329 - Fields and Waves I

ECE 329: Fields and Waves I, Spring 2019

  Compass2g  Media Space Illinois  329-on-Piazza  

Section Time Room Instructor Office HW Box
X 12:00 PM 2017 ECEB Xu Chen ( 3062 ECEB 35
E 1:00 PM 2017 ECEB Lynford Goddard ( 2254 MNTL 36
F 2:00 PM 2015 ECEB Yang Zhao ( 1106 MNTL 37
Yuan Cheng (Head TA,, Please direct all other email enquiries excluding HW) 
Shuo Liu (HW TA,, Please direct all HW related questions)
Wenning Fu (Tutorial Session TA,
Dufei Wu (Piazza TA,

Course Director: Erhan Kudeki (

Course Outline: Specified in Course Calendar

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.

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 and Brian Cunningham, 2019. Download here

Video Lectures: "ECE 329," by E Kudeki, Summer 2015. Download here

Video Lectures: "ECE 329 with Mathematica," by E Kudeki, Summer 2016. Download here

Supplementary Text: "Fundamentals of Electromagnetics," by N.N.Rao, 2009. Download here

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

Supplementary Course Materials: Summer 2012 Audio 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  Impedance Matching   Fall 2018 Lectures Notes by Larry Lee   Fall 2018 Tutorial Session Notes

Smith Chart Materials: AARL Smith Chart Supp  Smith Chart  Smith Chart (red)  Smith Chart Examples  Smith Chart Annotated  Smith Chart Tool  Smith Chart Basics

iClickers: All sections will use iClickers for recording class participation and for checking student understanding. We will practice them during lecture 3 and begin recording attendance with lecture 4. iClicker details

Piazza: Questions about the class or course material can be posted to Piazza and a TA will answer them within 12 hours. Enroll in piazza

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. For TAs, office hours are held in the rooms noted in the table. Instructor office hours are held in their respective office. Wednesday 7:30PM is a special tutorial session. The TA will do problems that review that week's material and be available to answer your questions.







9-10 AM  

Dufei Wu

3034 ECEB

Yuan Cheng

3034 ECEB

10-11 AM

Wenning Fu

3034 ECEB

Dufei Wu

3034 ECEB

Yuan Cheng

3034 ECEB

Lynford Goddard

2254 MNTL

11-12 AM

Wenning Fu

3034 ECEB

12-1 PM          
1-2 PM  

Yuan Cheng

3034 ECEB

2-3 PM          
3-4 PM

Shuo Liu

3034 ECEB


Xu Chen

3062 ECEB

4-5 PM

Shuo Liu

3034 ECEB

HW Due 5pm


Yang Zhao

1106 MNTL

5-6 PM

Yuan Cheng

3034 ECEB

7:30-8:30 PM    

Tutorial Session

Wenning Fu

3017 ECEB



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 at the west side of ECEB on the third floor (opposite to ECEB 3026) by Tuesdays 5 PM. No late homework will be accepted (except when special permission is granted by your instructor before the due date). If you have regrade requests, please submit your work to Box 39. Uncollected homework will be in ECEB3034 to pick up.

Homework Grading Policy (MUST READ)  Homework1  Homework1 Solution  Homework2  Homework2 Solution  Homework3  Homework3 Solution  Homework4  Homework4 Solution  Homework5  Homework5 Solution  Homework6  Homework6 Solution  Homework7  Homework7 Solution  Homework8  Homework8 Solution  Homework9 

Exams: Three midsemester exams (night time) and the final exam are scheduled below. To request a conflict, please fill out the form sent by Prof. Goddard (Conflict Exam1: by 2/6). The room assignment for the midterms is ECEB 1002 (Grainger Auditorium). The date and time and room assignments for the final are TBD. If you feel there was a grading error, write a detailed description of why you think you should receive more credit, staple it to your exam as a cover page, and submit this to regrade Box 39 WITHIN ONE WEEK of when the exams are returned.

Exam I:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 8:30-9:45 PM (ECEB 1002) - Sum11 Exam 1 soln  Sum12 Exam 1 soln  Fall12 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 1  Sp15 Exam 1 soln  Sum15 Exam 1 soln  Fall 15 Exam 1  Fall15 Exam 1 soln  Sp16 Exam 1 soln  Sum16 Exam 1 soln  Fall 16 Exam 1 soln  Spring 17 Exam 1  Spring 17 Exam 1 soln  Fall 17 Exam 1 soln    Fall 2018 Exam 1 Review  Fall 2018 Exam 1 Solution Spring 2018 Exam 1 Solution  Exam 1 Solution  

Exam 1 debrief/Exam 2 preparation:

Acing 329  Learning how to learn 1  Learning how to learn 2  Connection of concepts charts  Course goals and objectives 

Exam II:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 8:30-9:45 PM (ECEB 1002) - Sum11 Exam 2 soln  Sum12 Exam 2 soln  Fall12 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 2  Sp15 Exam 2 soln  Sum15 Exam 2 soln  Fall 15 Exam 2  Fall15 Exam 2 soln  Sp16 Exam 2 soln  Sum16 Exam 2 soln  Fall16 Exam 2 soln  Sp17 Exam 2  Sp17 Exam 2 soln  Fall 17 Exam 2 soln    Fall 2018 Exam 2 Review  Fall 2018 Exam 2 Solution Spring 2018 Exam 2  Spring 2018 Exam 2 Solution  

Exam III:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:30-9:45 PM (ECEB 1002) - Sum11 Exam 3 soln  Sum12 Exam 3 soln  Fall12 Exam 3 soln  Sp13 Exam 3 soln  Sum13 Exam 3 soln  Fall13 Exam 3 soln  Sp14 Exam 3 soln  Sum14 Exam 3 soln  Fall14 Exam 3 soln  Spring 15 Exam 3  Sp15 Exam 3 soln  Sum15 Exam 3 soln  Fall 15 Exam 3  Fall15 Exam 3 soln  Sp16 Exam 3 soln  Sum16 Exam 3 soln  Fall 16 Exam 3 soln  Sp17 Exam 3  Sp17 Exam 3 soln  Fall 17 Exam 3 soln    Fall 2018 Exam 3 Review  Fall 2018 Exam 3 Solution Spring 2018 Exam 3  Spring 2018 Exam 3 Solution  

Final Exam:

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8:00-11:00 AM (ECEB 1002)
Spring 11 Final   Spring 11 Final soln  Fall13 Final soln  Fall13 "Answers"  Summer14 Final  Summer14 Final soln    Goddard Review of 329    329 Review Handout 

Conflict Exams: The conflict exams are scheduled as below.

Conflict Exam I:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7:00-8:15 PM (ECEB 3020)

Conflict Exam II:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019,  7:00-8:15 PM (ECEB 3020)

Conflict Exam III:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019,  7:00-8:15 PM (ECEB 3020)

Conflict Final Exam:

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 1:30-4:30 PM (ECEB 2017)

Grading Policy:

Homework 14% of total
Participation  1% of total
Midterm Exams (x3) 60% of total
Final Exam 25% of total