Engineering Electromagnetic                        

Pre-Requisite: None
Contact Hours and Credits: (3 -0- 0) 3


To expose the students to the rudiments of Electromagnetic theory essential for subsequent courses on microwave engineering, antennas and wireless communication.

Topics Covered:

Electrostatics. Coulomb’slaw. Gauss’s law and applications. Electric potential. Poisson’s and Laplace equations. Method of images. Multipole Expansion.

Electrostatic fields in matter. Dielectrics and dielectric polarization. Capacitors with dielectric substrates. Force and energy in dielectric systems.

Magnetostatics. Magnetic fields of steady currents. Biot-Savart’s and Ampere’s laws. Magnetic vector potential. Magnetic properties of matter.

Electrodynamics. Flux rule for motional emf. Faraday’s law. Self and mutual inductances. Maxwell’s equations. Poynting theorem.

Electromagnetic wave propagation. Uniform plane waves. Wave polarization. Reflection and refraction. Propagation in an ionized medium. Faraday rotation.

Course Outcomes:

Students are able to

  • CO1: Recognize and classify the basic Electrostatic theorems and laws and to derive them.
  • CO2: Discuss the behavior of Electric fields in matter and Polarization concepts.
  • CO3: Classify the basic Magneto static theorems and laws and infer the magnetic properties of matter.
  • CO4: Summarize the concepts of electrodynamics & to derive and discuss the Maxwell’s equations.
  • CO5: Students are expected to be familiar with Electromagnetic wave propagation and wave polarization.

Reference Books:

  • W.H. Hayt: Engineering Electromagnetics, (7/e), McGraw Hill, 2006.
  • N. Narayana Rao, Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics, (6/e), Pearson, 2006.
  • R.E. Collin, Foundations for Microwave Engineering (2/e) McGraw-Hill, 2002.
  • R.E. Collin, Antennas and Radio wave Propagation, McGraw-Hill, 1985.