Undergraduate Course: Electromagnetics 3: Signal Transmission (ELEE09023)
|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
|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 wave-propagating structures - both waveguides and transmission lines.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Familiarity with 3-D vector calculus and an awareness of magnetic fields and electrostatics.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| 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.
Electromagnetics with Applications (Fifth Edition), McGraw-Hill, 1999, Daniel Fleisch, John Kraus, ISBN 10: 0072899697 ISBN 13: 9780072899696
A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations Paperback ┐
Daniel Fleisch , Cambridge University Press; 1st edition, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0521701471 ISBN-10: 0521701473
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Electromagnetic waves,transmission lines,waveguides
|Course organiser||Dr Philip Hands
Tel: (0131 6)50 5607
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687