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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Electromagnetic Theory

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


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 a undergraduate core course required as a foundation to other courses in Microwave, Optical, and Antenna engineering.


Week 1 : Coulomb's law and electric fieldsWeek 2 : Gauss's law, potential and energy, conductors and dielectricsWeek 3 : Laplace and Poisson equations, solution methods, and capacitanceWeek 4 : Biot-Savart and Ampere's laws, inductance calculationWeek 5 : Magnetic materials, Faraday's law and quasi-static analysisWeek 6 : Maxwell equations and uniform plane wavesWeek 7 : Wave propagation in dielectrics and conductors, skin effect, normal incidenceWeek 8 : Oblique incidence, Snell's law, and total internal reflectionWeek 9 : Transmission lines, Smith chart, impedance matchingWeek 10 : Transients and pulse propagation on transmission lineWeek 11 : Waveguides: Metallic and DielectricWeek 12 : Antenna fundamentals

Taught by

Pradeep Kumar


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