ECE 329 Class Calendar

 

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1 Vector fields and Lorentz force

Paper: Taflove 2010

 

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2 Coulomb's and Gauss's laws

 

Anim: 3 charges

Anim: 2 charges

Anim: Dipole field

 

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3 Gauss's law and static charge densities

 

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4 Divergence and curl

 

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5 Curl-free fields and electrostatic potential

 

 

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6 Circulation and boundary conditions

 

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7 Poisson's and Laplace's equations

EXCEL: Poisson Solver

 

       

 

February 2018
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8 Conductors, dielectrics, polarization

 

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9 Fields in dielectric media

 

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10 Capacitance and conductance

 

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11 Conductivity, susceptibility, polarization current

Paper: Electrets

 

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12 Magnetic force and Ampere's law

 

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Office Hours during Class

EXAM 1 at Night

 

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13 Current sheet, solenoid, vector potential and current loops

 

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14 Faraday's law and induced emf

Video: Earth's Magnetic Field

 

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15 Inductance --- solenoid, shorted coax

 

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16 Charge conservation, continuity eqn, displacement current, Maxwell's equations

Paper: Currents in wires

Paper: Fields around wires

 

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17 Magnetization current, Maxwell's equations in material media

 

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18 Wave equation and plane TEM waves in source-free media

 

       

 

March 2018
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19 d'Alembert wave solutions, radiation from current sheets

 

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20 Wave energy and Poynting theorem

 

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21 Monochromatic wave solutions and phasor notation

 

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EOH

 

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22 Phasor form of Maxwell's equations and damped waves in conducting media

 

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Office Hours during Class

EXAM 2 at Night

 

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23 Impefect dielectrics, good conductors

 

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24 Signal transmission, circular polarization

 

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25 Wave reflections, standing waves

Anim: Partial and total reflections

26 Standing waves, radiation pressure

 

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27 Guided TEM waves in TL systems

 

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April 2018
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28 Introduction to distributed circuits

Anim: Bouncing Sine

 

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29 Bounce diagrams

Anim: Unit Step

Anim: Double Pulse

 

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30 Multi-line circuits

Anim: Two Lines

 

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31 Periodic oscillations in losless TL ckts

Anim: Open Open

Anim: Open Short

 

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32 Input impedance and microwave resonators

 

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33 TL circuits with half- and quarter-wave transformers

 

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34 Line impedance, generalized reflection coefficient, Smith Chart

 

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Office Hours during Class

EXAM 3 at Night

 

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35 Smith Chart examples

 

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36 Smith Chart and VSWR

Anim: VSWR_Gamma1

Anim: VSWR_Gamma0

Anim: VSWR_Gamma025_pi4

 

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37 Smith Chart and impedance matching

 

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38 Distribution networks

 

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39 Lossy lines

 

           

 

May 2018
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Review

 

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READING DAY

 

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FINAL EXAM

 

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