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Course number and title: EE161 Electromagnetic Waves
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: Y. E. Wang (ywang@ee.ucla.edu)
  H. Rajagopalan (harish@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: Required for students following the EE option.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week. Meets twice weekly.
Dicussion: 1 hr/discussion section. Multiple discussion sections offered per quarter.
Outside Study: 7 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week by instructor. 2 hrs/week by each teaching assistant.
 
Course Assessment:
Homework: 7 assignments.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
Design: Matlab-based design project.
 
Grading Policy: Typically 10% design, 20% homework, 25% midterm, 45% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE101
Catalog Description: Time-varying fields and Maxwell equations, plane wave propagation and interaction with media, energy flow and Poynting vector, guided waves in waveguides, phase and group velocity, radiation and antennas.  
Textbook and any related course material:
J. D. Kraus and D. A. Fleisch, Electromagnetics with Applications, 5th edition, McGraw Hill, NY, 1999.
 
Course Website
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
Maxwell equations and plane wave propagation. 6 hrs.
Oblique incidence, energy flow and Poynting vector. 6 hrs.
Geometrical and physical optics. 2 hrs.
Parallel plate waveguides, coaxial waveguides. 6 hrs.
Rectangular waveguides. 4 hrs.
Cavity resonators. 4 hrs.
Radiation basics and dipole antennas. 4 hrs.
Aperture antennas. 4 hrs.
Antenna arrays and wireless applications. 4 hrs.
Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives:  
Contribution of the course to the Professional Component:
Engineering Topics: 0 %
General Education: 0 %
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 0 %
Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course:
Mathematics: Strong
Physics: Strong
Chemistry: Not Applicable
Technical writing: Average
Computer Programming: Average
Material available to students and department at end of course:
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Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: X X X X
Samples of homework solutions from 2 students: X
Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: X
Course performance form from student surveys: X X
Will this course involve computer assignments? YES Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(a) Strong  
(b) Strong  
(c) Strong  
(d) Some  
(g) Average  
(i) Average  
(k) Average  
(m) Average  
(n) Average  
Strong: (a) (b) (c)
Average: (g) (i) (k) (m) (n)
Some: (d)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Recite Maxwell�s equations, boundary conditions and their physical meaning. a m n
2. Identify properties of plane waves such as the relationship between E & H field, propagation constant, free space impedance. a n
3. Calculate the transmission and reflection coefficients for oblique incidence of plane waves. a n
4. Compute the Poynting vector and identify the power flow direction. a
5. Understand the definition of waveguide and how waveguide modes are formed. a n
6. Recite the modal field expression in a number of waveguide structures. a n
7. Understand the field distribution behavior in the cross-section of dielectric waveguide and optic fiber. a n
8. Evaluate the resonance frequency of rectangular cavity and the associated modal field. a c k
9. Evaluate the radiation field from an infinitesimal dipole. a m
10. Evaluate the antenna gain, input impedance, polarization of dipole antennas. a
11. Plot the radiation pattern of dipole antennas and rectangular aperture antennas. a m
12. Compute the antenna directivity from the aperture size of antennas. k
13. Evaluate and draw the antenna array factor for linear uniform array. a
14. Understand how to steer antenna beam in a linear uniform array. k
15. Perform communication link budget with aperture antennas. a c d k
16. Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. Opportunity to conduct a matlab-based design project requiring some independent reading, programming, simulations and technical writing. a b c g i
17. Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material. i

  Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes
(a)   Recite Maxwell�s equations, boundary conditions and their physical meaning.  
  Identify properties of plane waves such as the relationship between E & H field, propagation constant, free space impedance.  
  Calculate the transmission and reflection coefficients for oblique incidence of plane waves.  
  Compute the Poynting vector and identify the power flow direction.  
  Understand the definition of waveguide and how waveguide modes are formed.  
  Recite the modal field expression in a number of waveguide structures.  
  Understand the field distribution behavior in the cross-section of dielectric waveguide and optic fiber.  
  Evaluate the resonance frequency of rectangular cavity and the associated modal field.  
  Evaluate the radiation field from an infinitesimal dipole.  
  Evaluate the antenna gain, input impedance, polarization of dipole antennas.  
  Plot the radiation pattern of dipole antennas and rectangular aperture antennas.  
  Evaluate and draw the antenna array factor for linear uniform array.  
  Perform communication link budget with aperture antennas.  
  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. Opportunity to conduct a matlab-based design project requiring some independent reading, programming, simulations and technical writing.  
(b)   Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. Opportunity to conduct a matlab-based design project requiring some independent reading, programming, simulations and technical writing.  
(c)   Evaluate the resonance frequency of rectangular cavity and the associated modal field.  
  Perform communication link budget with aperture antennas.  
  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. Opportunity to conduct a matlab-based design project requiring some independent reading, programming, simulations and technical writing.  
(d)   Perform communication link budget with aperture antennas.  
(g)   Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. Opportunity to conduct a matlab-based design project requiring some independent reading, programming, simulations and technical writing.  
(i)   Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. Opportunity to conduct a matlab-based design project requiring some independent reading, programming, simulations and technical writing.  
  Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  
(k)   Evaluate the resonance frequency of rectangular cavity and the associated modal field.  
  Compute the antenna directivity from the aperture size of antennas.  
  Understand how to steer antenna beam in a linear uniform array.  
  Perform communication link budget with aperture antennas.  
(m)   Recite Maxwell�s equations, boundary conditions and their physical meaning.  
  Evaluate the radiation field from an infinitesimal dipole.  
  Plot the radiation pattern of dipole antennas and rectangular aperture antennas.  
(n)   Recite Maxwell�s equations, boundary conditions and their physical meaning.  
  Identify properties of plane waves such as the relationship between E & H field, propagation constant, free space impedance.  
  Calculate the transmission and reflection coefficients for oblique incidence of plane waves.  
  Understand the definition of waveguide and how waveguide modes are formed.  
  Recite the modal field expression in a number of waveguide structures.  
  Understand the field distribution behavior in the cross-section of dielectric waveguide and optic fiber.  

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