ECE 329 Class Calendar

 

August 2017
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1 Vector fields and Lorentz force

MP0

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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September 2017
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3 Gauss's law and static charge densities

MP1

 

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LABOR DAY

 

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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

MP2

 

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7 Poisson's and Laplace's equations

EXCEL: Poisson Solver

 

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8 Conductors, dielectrics, polarization

MP3

 

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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

MP4

Paper: Electrets

 

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12 Magnetic force and Ampere's law

 

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NO CLASS

EXAM 1

 

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13 Current sheet, solenoid, vector potential and current loops

 

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October 2017
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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

MP5

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

 

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19 d'Alembert wave solutions, radiation from current sheets

MP6

 

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20 Wave energy and Poynting theorem

 

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NO CLASS

EXAM 2

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21 Monochromatic wave solutions and phasor notation

 

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

MP7

 

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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

 

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November 2017
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26 Standing waves, radiation pressure

 

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27 Guided TEM waves in TL systems

MP8

 

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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

MP9

Anim: Two Lines

 

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31 Periodic oscillations in losless TL ckts

Anim: Open Open

Anim: Open Short

 

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NO CLASS

EXAM 3

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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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December 2017
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35 Smith Chart examples

MP10

 

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36 Smith Chart and VSWR

 

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37 Smith Chart and impedance matching

 

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38 Distribution networks

MP11

 

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39 Lossy lines

 

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REVIEW

 

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READING DAY

 

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FINAL EXAM

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