APPPHYS 530 - Electromagnetic Theory I
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Physics (APPPHYS)
Department: LSA Applied Physics
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Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
PHYSICS 438 or EECS 330.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


Text: R.F. Harrington, Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields, McGraw Hill Book Company, 1961.

The instructor will also provide handouts throughout the semester.

References: J.A. Stratton, Electromagnetic Theory, McGraw Hill Book Company, 1941.

J.A. Kong, Electromagnetic Wave Theory, EMW Publishing, 2000

Goals: Introduction to electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields, and traveling waves. The concept of traveling waves is introduced by studying the theory of wave propagation in transmission lines using both time-harmonic and time-domain analysis. Introduction to vector calculus, electrostatics and magnetostatics. Lay foundation for advanced EM courses. Laboratory segment includes experiments with transmission lines, the use of computer-simulation exercises and classroom demonstrations.

Homeworks: Homework problems will be assigned every week (6-8 problems). You are strongly encouraged to do the homework problems to get familiar with the details of not so familiar techniques.

Due dates for Homeworks are Thursdays at the beginning of class time a week after they are assigned.

Honor code applies to all homework assignments.

Solutions will be posted on class website a week after.

Grading: Your grade will be based upon: 30% Hwks + 20% Midterm #1 + 30% Final


APPPHYS 530 - Electromagnetic Theory I
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TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM

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