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ECE 329: Fields and Waves I

Section Time Room Instructor Office HW Box Mathematica Section?
A 9:00 AM 2017 ECEB Patricia Franke (pfranke@illinois.edu) 3042 ECEB Box 29 YES
C 11:00 AM 2017 ECEB Arne Fliflet (afliflet@illinois.edu) 3056 ECEB Box 30 NO
X 12:00 PM 2017 ECEB Peter Dragic (p-dragic@illinois.edu) 3106 MNTL Box 31 YES
E 1:00 PM 2017 ECEB Xu Chen (xuchen1@illinois.edu) 5038 ECEB Box 32 NO
P 2:00 PM 2017 ECEB Wei He (weihe16@illinois.edu) 3058 ECEB Box 33 NO


Thong Nguyen (Head TA, tnnguye3@illinois.edu)

Yanan Liu (yliu258@illinois.edu)

Michael Breen (mgbreen2@illinois.edu)

Office Hours: Instructors have scheduled office hours listed in the table on top of the page, and are also available by appointment. The TA's will have office hours Mondays and Tuesdays as listed in the chart below to help you with your homework. You can attend any of the office hours regardless of the section that you are registered for. Faculty and TA Office Hours are at 5034 ECEB unless otherwise noted in the table.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10 A Yanan Liu A


Yanan Liu Xu Chen

Patricia Franke
11-12 C Yanan Liu C

12-1 X


1-2 E

E Peter Dragic E
2-3 P Thong Nguyen P

3-4 Thong Nguyen Thong Nguyen Wei He
3058 ECEB

Arne Fliflet
3056 ECEB
4-5 Michael Breen Thong Nguyen

5-6 Michael Breen Pablo Reyes
4034 ECEB

6-7 Yanan Liu Pablo Reyes
4034 ECEB


Tutorial Session
2017 ECEB

Mathematica TA:

Pablo Reyes (pmreyes2@illinois.edu)

Course Director: Erhan Kudeki (erhan@illinois.edu)

This semester two 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. These special sections are explicitly marked in the above table. Students in Mathematica sections 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 Tuesdays before 11:59 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 using the ECE329 piazza page. To enroll to ECE329 piazza use the following link : Enroll in piazza.

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

Lecture Notes (Arne Fliflet Section): Lecture 2Lecture 3 Lecture 4 Lecture 5 Lecture 6 Lecture 7 Lecture 8 Lecture 9Lecture 10Lecture 11Lecture 12Lecture 13Lecture 14Lecture 15Lecture 16Lecture 17Lecture 18Lecture 19Lecture 20

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 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 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 5 PM on the due dates. No late homework will be accepted (except when special permission is granted by your instructor before the due date).

Homework 1soln 1Homework 2soln 2Homework 3soln 3Homework 4soln 4Homework 5soln 5Homework 6soln 6Homework 7soln 7
Homework 8
soln 8Homework 9soln 9Homework 10soln 10Homework 11soln 11Homework 12soln 12Homework 13soln 13Homework 14soln 14

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

Exam I: Mon, Sept 19, 2016, 1002 ECEB, 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 Sp15 Exam 1 soln Sum15 Exam 1 soln Fall15 Exam 1 soln Sp16 Exam 1 solnSum16 Exam 1 solnFall 16 Exam 1 soln
Exam II: Mon, Oct 17, 2016, 1002 ECEB, 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 Sp15 Exam 2 soln Sum15 Exam 2 soln Fall15 Exam 2 soln Sp16 Exam 2 solnSum16 Exam 2 solnFall16 Exam 2 soln
Exam III: Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 1002 ECEB, 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 Sp15 Exam 3 soln Sum15 Exam 3 soln Fall15 Exam 3 soln Sp16 Exam 3 solnSum16 Exam 3 soln
Final Exam: Fri, Dec 16, 2016, 1002 ECEB, 8:00-11:00 AM (Conflict: Fri, Dec 16, 2016, 2015 ECEB, 1:30-4:30PM)
Conflict Final Signup Form: Deadline Wed. 12/7 at 11:59pm

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