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 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 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 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 2 
Course Start Date 
13/01/2025 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 3.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
60 )

Assessment (Further Info) 
Written Exam
80 %,
Coursework
20 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Additional Information (Assessment) 
80% examination
20% coursework

Feedback 
Feedback is available on tutorial questions during the semester. 
Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)  Electromagnetics 3: Signal Transmission  1:90   Resit Exam Diet (August)   1:30  
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 Electrostatics: Understanding electrostatic fields, forces, potential difference, divergencecharge 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; cutoff frequency; losses in waveguides; multiplexing; intramodal and intermodal dispersion; graded index fibres; solitons.
 Waveguide devices: Introduction to simple active and passive waveguide devices including: Electrooptic effect; MachZehnder interferometer; 3dB splitter; Fibre Bragg gratings; EDFAs.

Reading List
Recommended:
 Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, Pearson, 2015, Fawwaz T. Ulaby and Umberto Ravaioli, ISBN 10: 0133356817, ISBN 13: 9780133356816.
 Electromagnetics with Applications (Fifth Edition), McGrawHill, 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, ISBN13:
978 0521701471 ISBN10: 0521701473.
 Elements of Electromagnetics, Oxford, 2015, Matthew N.O. Sadiku, ISBN : 9780199321407. 
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 7473
Email: Philip.Hands@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Ms Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: vbrunori@ed.ac.uk 

