Spring 2020 Compass2g 350-on-Piazza Join 350-on-Piazza echo360 lecture videos

ECE 350: Fields and Waves II

Section Time Room Instructor Office Hours Office
X 12:00 3017 ECEB Yang Shao yangshao@illinois.edu MF 4-5 PM

M: 3034 ECEB

F: 3036 ECEB

MF: Zoom 

Meeting ID: 946 198 669
Password: 217s2o


Teaching Assistants: Lin Le - linle2@illinois.edu - Office Hours: Wed 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at ECEB 4036 Zoom Online meeting recording: Recording

Course Outline: Specified in Course Calendar


Supplementary Course Material: Lecture Notes (~Textbook) Fundamentals of Electromagnetics - N. N. Rao, 2009 Electromagnetics and Applications - D. H. Staelin, 2011 Fall 15 Lecture Videos ECE 329 Notes list of vector identities NRL Plasma Formulary Direction cosines EMORS Area Smith Chart Tool AARL Smith Chart Supp PP waveguide animation


Homework: Assigned here below and collected electronically using Compass2g by 11:59 PM on the specified due dates for each assignment (nominally on Tuesdays, but may vary from time to time). For electronic submissions you will be expected to scan your HW pages using a suitable scanner on your smart phones --- see suggestions for Android platform scanners or using the Notes app as a scanner on an iPhone --- or else generate pdf's directly if you solve your HW on a tablet.

Homework 1 soln   Homework 2 soln  S20_MP1    Homework 3  soln    Homework 4  soln  S20_MP2    Homework 5  soln    Homework 6  soln    Homework 7  soln    Homework 8  soln     Homework 9  soln   Homework 10  soln    Homework 11  soln  Homework 12  soln

Late homework will get zero credit (except when special permission is granted by your instructor before the due date). HW will be graded with 10 pts per HW problem. HW will also contain slightly more challenging "bonus problems" which are not required but earn you 5 points per part to "fill in'' possible "missing points'' in your total HW score at the end of the semester.

Some of the homework assignments will include problems to be solved using "partially completed" Mathematica notebooks to be provided to you. This feature of the course complements ECE 329 Mathematica sections which were first introduced in Fall 2015. No prior experience with Mathematica will be required to complete these Mathematica based ECE 350 assignments since partially completed notebooks to be provided will include syntax patterns that will be easy to learn and modify in order to complete the assignments. The objective of these exercises will be to gain a better insight about EM phenomena by taking advantage of graphics and display capabilities of Mathematica. As a by product you will gain a useful knowledge of Mathematica and what it can do for you in solving your engineering problems. Watching the following videos prior to starting your first Mathematica assignment will be very useful: Notebooks Methods to Get Started Basic Calculations Basic Graphics Making Interactive Models

All engineering students have free access to Mathematica via Citrix remote server. Please download and install the Citrix Receiver software for your personal computer from Citrix Download or Citrix Download for Linux to have free access to Mathematica outside the EWS labs.


Exams: Three midsemester exams and the final exam are scheduled as follows:

Exam I: Fri, Feb 21, 2020 - Fall09 Exam 1 soln Sp10 Exam 1 soln Fall10 Exam 1 soln Sp11 Exam 1 soln Sum11 Exam 1 soln Fall11 Exam 1 soln Sp12 Exam 1 soln Fall12 Exam 1 soln Sp13 Exam 1 soln Fall13 Exam 1 soln Sp14 Exam 1 soln Fall14 Exam 1 solnSp15 Exam 1 solnFall15 Exam 1 solnSp16 Exam 1 solnFall16 Exam 1 solnFall17 Exam 1 solnFall18 Exam 1 solnSp19 Exam 1 solnFall19 Exam 1 solnSp20 Exam 1 soln
Exam II: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 - Fall09 Exam 2 soln Sp10 Exam 2 soln Fall10 Exam 2 soln Sp11 Exam 2 soln Sum11 Exam 2 soln Fall11 Exam 2 soln Sp12 Exam 2 soln Fall12 Exam 2 soln Sp13 Exam 2 soln Fall13 Exam 2 soln Sp14 Exam 2 soln Fall14 Exam 2 solnSupplement Sp15 Exam 2 solnFall15 Exam 2 solnSp16 Exam 2 solnFall16 Exam 2 solnFall17 Exam 2 solnFall18 Exam 2 solnSp19 Exam 2 soln Fall19 Exam 2 solnSp20 Exam 2 soln
Exam III: Fri, Apr 24, 2020 - Fall09 Exam 3 soln Sp10 Exam 3 soln Fall10 Exam 3 soln Sp11 Exam 3 soln Sum11 Exam 3 soln Fall11 Exam 3 soln Sp12 Exam 3 soln Fall12 Exam 3 soln Sp13 Exam 3 soln Fall13 Exam 3 soln Sp14 Exam 3 solnFall14 Exam 3 soln Sp15 Exam 3 solnFall15 Exam 3 soln Sp16 Exam 3 solnFall16 Exam 3 solnFall17 Exam 3 solnFall18 Exam 3 solnSp19 Exam 3 solnFall19 Exam 3 solnSp20 Exam 3 soln
Final Exam: Tue, May 15, 2020, 8:00-11:00 am, Compass2g - Fall12 Final Fall13 Final Sp14 Final


If you have any special circumstances or feel you have a conflict with any exam(s), see your instructor to make arrangements.

Grading Policy:

Homework and Class Participation 15% of total
Midsemester Exams 60% of total
Final Exam 25% of total