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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 introduces 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 Students MUST NOT also be taking Signals and Communication Systems 3 (ELEE09027) AND Electromagnetics, Signals and Communications 3 (ELEE09028)
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 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 14/01/2019
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 Feedback is available on tutorial questions during examples classes, distributed throughout the semester.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Electrostatics: Understanding electrostatic fields, forces, potential difference, divergence-charge density relationship, magnetic fields, inductance capacitance.
  2. Electrodynamics: Insight into the origins of the plane wave equation, propagation and polarisation of waves in free space, and Maxwell's equations.
  3. Transmission lines: Understanding of the propagation of guided waves within transmission lines and cables using lumped element models. Introduction to concepts including: TEM, TM, TE modes; primary and secondary line constants; differential equations relating current and voltage on a transmission line; reflection coefficients; voltage standing wave ratio; characteristic impedence; Solutions for lossless and general cases; Dispersion/Distortion; Heaviside condition.
  4. Waveguides: Understanding of the propagation of guided EM waves within hollow metal rectangular waveguides, slab waveguides and optical fibres. Introduction to concepts including: Ray model and EM model approaches; acceptance angle/numerical aperture; cut-off frequency; losses in waveguides; multiplexing; intramodal and intermodal dispersion; graded index fibres; solitons.
  5. Waveguide devices: Introduction to simple active and passive waveguide devices including: Electro-optic effect; Mach-Zehnder interferometer; 3dB splitter; Fibre Bragg gratings; EDFAs.
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
Additional Class Delivery Information 3 lectures per week (including integrated examples classes).
KeywordsElectromagnetic waves,transmission lines,waveguides
Course organiserDr Philip Hands
Tel: (0131 6)50 7473
Course secretaryMrs Laura Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5053
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