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Undergraduate Course: Electromagnetics 3: Signal Transmission (ELEE09023)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course aims to introduce the basic physical phenomena that give rise to electromagnetic waves and to build an understanding of their mathematical formulation as Maxwell's equations. The course will include a revision of vector calculus as required for the derivation of Maxwell┐s equations. To apply this understanding to the analysis and design of practical wave-propagating structures - both waveguides and transmission lines.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Analogue Circuits 2 (ELEE08016)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesFamiliarity with 3-D vector calculus and an awareness of magnetic fields and electrostatics.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 11/01/2016
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 51 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% examination
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
Understanding of electrostatic fields and forces and electrostatic potential difference.

Understanding of divergence and its relationship with charge density.

Ability to use approximate methods to estimate electric fields and potentials.

Understanding of magnetic fields, inductance and capacitance.

Insight into the origins of the plane wave equation and waves in free space.

Ability to define what is meant by a transmission line and TEM, TM and TE modes.

Ability to derive the differential equations governing current and voltage on a transmission line.

Ability to derive the relations between primary and secondary line constants.

Ability to derive the expressions for key transmission line quantities, such as voltage reflection coefficient.

Ability to explain the solution to the wave equation for the lossless and general case.

Ability to explain the key properties of transmission lines, such as characteristic impedance, reflections and matching.

Understand the operation of the Smith Chart.

Ability to use the Smith Chart to solve simple transmission line problems and for single-stub matching.

Understanding of the intersecting plane wave model of waveguide and modes in waveguides.

Knowledge of applications of waveguides.

Understanding of propagation in optical fibres.
Reading List
Electromagnetics with Applications (Fifth Edition), McGraw-Hill, 1999, Daniel Fleisch, John Kraus, ISBN 10: 0072899697 ISBN 13: 9780072899696

Background Reading:
A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations Paperback ┐
Daniel Fleisch , Cambridge University Press; 1st edition, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0521701471 ISBN-10: 0521701473

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsElectromagnetic waves,transmission lines,waveguides
Course organiserDr Brian Flynn
Tel: (0131 6)50 5590
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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