A thorough understanding of propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves in both wired and wireless media is important in many fields such as microwave and RF engineering, antennas, wireless communications, and fiber-optics. In this course, we discuss guided electromagnetic wave propagation in transmission lines and metallic waveguides, light propagation in optical waveguides, fibers, and free-space. In the final part of the course, we cover basic concepts of antennas and channel models for wireless communications. Pre-requisites include familiarity with vector analysis and vector calculus, electrostatics, and magnetostatics. Assignments include both conceptual and computational problems.
PREREQUISITES: Vector analysis, Electrostatics, and Magnetostatics
Week 1 : Transmission lines Week 2 : Applications of transmission lines Week 3 : EM waves in free-space Week 4 : Diffraction of EM waves Week 5 : Guided waves in metallic waveguides Week 6 : Guided waves in dielectric waveguides Week 7 : Fundamentals of radiation Week 8 : Wireless channel modeling