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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Electromagnetic Theory

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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Electromagnetic theory is a core course in Electrical Engineering curriculum. The course covers static and dynamic electric and magnetic fields and their interaction. Major topics include Electromagnetic Waves, Transmission Lines, Waveguides, and Antenna fundamentals. In addition, quasi-static analysis and numerical methods are also discussed. Successful completion of the course will allow students to take up Microwave Engg, Antennas, and Optics for future studies. INTENDED AUDIENCE: The course is an integral part of EE curriculum. Students after completing this course can take up courses in Microwave Engg, Optics, Antennas etc. INDUSTRY SUPPORT: This is an undergraduate core course required as a foundation to other courses in Microwave, Optical, and Antenna engineering.


Week 1 : Coulomb's law and electric fields Week 2 : Gauss's law, potential and energy, conductors and dielectrics Week 3 : Laplace and Poisson equations, solution methods, and capacitance Week 4 : Biot-Savart and Ampere's laws, inductance calculation Week 5 : Magnetic materials, Faraday's law and quasi-static analysis Week 6 : Maxwell equations and uniform plane waves Week 7 : Wave propagation in dielectrics and conductors, skin effect, normal incidence Week 8 : Oblique incidence, Snell's law, and total internal reflection Week 9 : Transmission lines, Smith chart, impedance matching Week 10 : Transients and pulse propagation on transmission line Week 11 : Waveguides: Metallic and Dielectric Week 12 : Antenna fundamentals

Taught by

Pradeep Kumar



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