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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.
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.
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