# Engineering

## ECM3105 - Electromagnetics and Wave Propagation B (2010)

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Electromagnetics and Wave Propagation B 15 ECM3105 Dr Krisztian Kohary (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To introduce the fundamental principles of electromagnetics and apply theory to areas of technological importance including field computation and communication systems.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Eleven teaching weeks as follows: 1. Historical perspective; impact and application of electromagnetism; Coulombs Law; 2. Electric field intensity; scalar potential; Gauss' Law; 3. Fields in conductors and dielectrics; polarisation and electric flux density; 4. Capacitance and capacitors; applications of electrostatics; 5. Magnetic charges and poles; magnetic flux density and field intensity; magnetic materials; 6. Magnetic fields from current carrying wire; fields from dipole and solenoid; Ampere's Law; Lorentz force; 7. Case Study: Field computation applied to scanning magnetic, electric and capacitance microscopy; 8. Electromagnetic induction and Faraday's Law; inductance and inductors; 9. Maxwell's equations; travelling waves; the wave equation in 1 and 3 dimensions; plane waves and spherical waves; TE, TM and TEM waves; 10. Wave propagation in twisted-wire pairs; co-axial cables and waveguides; standing waves; optical waveguides; 11. Antennas: the Hertzian dipole; directivity, gain and effective area; halfwave, folded and multi-element dipole.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams 40 60
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener