Spring 2022 329-on-#Campuswire 329-on-Gradescope


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ECE 329: Fields and Waves I



Section Time Room Zoom (week 1) Instructor Office Hours Office
X 12 Noon ECEB 2015 Lecture
Office Hours
Yun-Sheng Chen (yunsheng@illinois.edu) Fri 2 - 3 PM ECEB xxx
E 1:00 PM ECEB 2017 Lecture 
Office Hours
Raluca Ilie (rilie@illinois.edu) Wed 3 - 4 PM ECEB 5032
F /
2:00 PM ECEB 2015 /
Office Hours
Victoria Shao (yangshao@illinois.edu) Wed 4:30 - 5:30 PM Zoom


TA: Chi Zhang (czhng110@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Tues 3:00-5:00 PM in ECEB 3014

TA: Victor Shangguan (xs27@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Mon 3:30-5:30 PM, Tues 1:00-3:00 PM in ECEB 3034

TA: Leah Espenhahn (leahe2@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in ECEB 3020, Tues 11:00 AM-1:00 PM in ECEB 3034


Lecture Notes (~Textbook): ECE 329 Lecture Notes on Fields & Waves - Erhan Kudeki, 2021

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 one HW assignment each week with Tuesday due dates. HW's will be assigned on this web page below (and also in 329-on-Gradescope ) and the solutions will be posted below after the due date. Completed HW's should be returned to 329-on-Gradescope electronically by 11:59 PM on the due dates. Please watch this "how to submit" video before submitting your first HW into Gradescope as a pdf file and make sure to always match your pdf pages to HW question numbers as shown in the video.

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Exams: Three midsemester exams (7:00 pm-8:15pm in ECEB 1002) and the final exam are scheduled as follows:

Exam I: Thu, Feb 17, 2022 - Sp18 Exam 1 soln Sp19 Exam 1 soln Fa20 Exam 1 soln Sp22 Exam 1 soln
Exam II: Thu, Mar 10, 2022 - Sp18 Exam 2 soln Sp19 Exam 2 soln Fa20 Exam 2 soln Sp22 Exam 2 soln
Exam III: Thu, April 14, 2022 - Sp18 Exam 3 soln Sp19 Exam 3 soln Fa20 Exam 3 soln Sp22 Exam 3 soln
Final Exam: Mon, May 9, 2022, 7 PM-10 PM ECEB 1002 - Sp11 Final soln Fall13 Final soln Fall13 "Answers" Summer14 Final Summer14 Final soln Summer20 Final soln

Conflict Final Exam: Mon, May 9, 4 PM-7 PM ECEB 3020

Final Exam Review Sessions: Friday, May 6, 1-5pm (1-3pm Victor, 3-5 pm Chi & Leah) ECEB 2017

HKN Final Exam Cramming Carnival: Sunday, May 8, 2-5pm (worksheets & HKN help) Worksheet Solutions

Review sessions for Exams I, II, and III will occur the Tuesday before from 6pm – 8pm in ECEB 1013.

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 for each class. These notebooks will not be utilized in this class but they can be a resource for answering Mathematica-based questions that will be included occasionally as a part of the regular homework assignments. No prior experience with Mathematica is required as all Mathematica-based questions will be related to extending demos in Mathematica introduced to you in class and as a part of HW. Watching the following videos prior to starting your first Mathematica assignment 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