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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 (pdragic@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 
TAs:
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  
910  A  Yanan Liu  A  A  
1011  Yanan Liu  Xu Chen  Patricia Franke  
1112  C  Yanan Liu  C  C  
121  X  X  X  
12  E  E  Peter Dragic  E  
23  P  Thong Nguyen  P  P  
34  Thong Nguyen  Thong Nguyen  Wei He 3058 ECEB 
Arne Fliflet 3056 ECEB 

45  Michael Breen  Thong Nguyen  
56  Michael Breen  
67  Yanan Liu  
78  Tutorial Session 2017 ECEB 
Mathematica TA:
Pablo Reyes (pmreyes2@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 nonMathematica sections  see the section on Grading Policy below).
Students should be aware of this difference between the Mathematica and nonMathematica 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
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 timedomain 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
Homework: Will be assigned online on this web page and collected on Tuesdays and Fridays  completed assignments should be dropped in the ECE 329 HW DropBox located on the 3rd floor of ECEB across the Undergrad Lounge by 5 PM on the due dates (Tuesdays and Fridays). No late homework will be accepted (except when special permission is granted by your instructor before the due date).
Exams: Three midsemester exams (in class) and the final exam are scheduled as follows:
Grading Policy:
For regular sections:Homework and Class Participation  15% of total 
Midterm Exams (x3)  60% of total 
Final Exam  25% of total 
Homework and Class Participation  15% of total 
Mathematica Homeworks  15% of total 
Midterm Exams (x3)  45% of total 
Final Exam  25% of total 