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 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.
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 2022/23, 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)
||Feedback is available on tutorial questions during the semester.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Electrostatics: Understanding electrostatic fields, forces, potential difference, divergence-charge density relationship, magnetic fields, inductance capacitance.
- Electrodynamics: Insight into the origins of the plane wave equation, propagation and polarisation of waves in free space, and Maxwell's equations.
- 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.
- 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.
- Waveguide devices: Introduction to simple active and passive waveguide devices including: Electro-optic effect; Mach-Zehnder interferometer; 3dB splitter; Fibre Bragg gratings; EDFAs.
- 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.
- Elements of Electromagnetics, Oxford, 2015, Matthew N.O. Sadiku, ISBN : 9780199321407.
- Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, Pearson, 2015, Fawwaz T. Ulaby and Umberto Ravaioli, ISBN 10: 0133356817, ISBN 13: 9780133356816.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Electromagnetic waves,transmission lines,waveguides
|Course organiser||Dr Philip Hands
Tel: (0131 6)50 7473
|Course secretary||Ms Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687