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The goal of this course is to provide the basic skills required to understand and design various engineering applications involving electromagnetic fields.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Deduce equations to describe wave propagation, and formulate potential concepts to relate wave properties and their excitation.
2. Formulate, analyze and interpret the reflection and refraction of uniform plane waves at the interface of different materials.
3. Identify the concept of total reflection mechanism and Brewster’s angle to eliminate reflections.
4. Analyze basic transmission line parameters under various loading conditions, such as the reflection coefficient, standing wave ratio, and impedance.
5. Interpret Smith chart, and its application to matching circuits.
6. Analyze electromagnetic wave propagation through waveguide structures, and interpret the cutoff phenomenon.
7. Interpret antenna concepts, including directivity, antenna gain, effective area, radiation resistance, and carry out far-field calculations.
8. Apply Friis equation to carry out basic wireless power budget calculations.