Undergraduate Course: Electromagnetics 3: Signal Transmission (ELEE09023)
Course Outline
School  School of Engineering 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  This 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 wavepropagating structures  both waveguides and transmission lines. 
Course description 
Not entered

Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  Familiarity with 3D vector calculus and an awareness of magnetic fields and electrostatics. 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 2 
Course Start Date 
15/01/2018 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
63 )

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 singlestub 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
Recommended:
Electromagnetics with Applications (Fifth Edition), McGrawHill, 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, ISBN13: 9780521701471 ISBN10: 0521701473

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Special Arrangements 
None 
Keywords  Electromagnetic waves,transmission lines,waveguides 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Philip Hands
Tel: (0131 6)50 5607
Email: Philip.Hands@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: Lynn.Hughieson@ed.ac.uk 

