FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
BEI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

## SYLLABUS

COURSE            EE 321 – Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields - summer, 2000

INSTRUCTOR             Jeffrey N. Denenberg

 Phone:  (203)-268-1021 Efax:  (978) 359-7977 mailto:jeffrey.denenberg@ieee.org HTTP://DoctorD.dyn.dhs.org:8000

INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANCE             Tues. & Wed. 5:00 - 6:00, Th. 5:30 - 8:30 (McA)

CLASS HOURS             4 hours per week starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Electric and Magnetic fields are developed and studied through the use of vector calculus.  Techniques for the computation of static electric fields and capacitance for different charge distribution geometries are outlined.  .

#### PREREQUISITES

EE 320,“Vector Analysis”, (or equivalent):  The student should be familiar with Vectors, Differential Equations, and Cartesian/Cylindrical/Spherical coordinate systems. The student should also be able to solve problems using computer software such as, Excel, MathCAD or MatLab and must have access to the Internet.

##### COURSE OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.            Objective: To become familiar with the fundamentals of Static Electromagnetic Fields.
Learning Outcome: The student will know how to develop field equations starting from a basic knowledge of Maxwell’s Equations..

2.            Objective: To understand the relationship between Electromagnetics and circuit elements.
Learning Outcome: The student will be able to analyze various geometries of conductors, charge distribution, and current and determine the terminal behavior of capacitors and inductors.

3.            Objective: To understand how to analyze force fields in different conductor and current geometries
Learning Outcome: The student will know how to analyze and simulate the field distributions in a given configuration.

TEXT BOOK             “Engineering Electromagnetics”, William H. Hayt, McGraw Hill
ISBN 0-07-027406-1

REFERENCE            “Introduction to Electrodynamics”, David J. Griffiths, Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-805326-X

### COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The student is expected to attend all of the scheduled classes if for some reason the student can not make a class the Instructor should be contacted in advance, if possible, to arrange to turn in classwork and to get assignments for following class. The course will include homework problems, two exams and a comprehensive final. The student is expected to turn in all work on time.

### CLASS SCHEDULE AND TOPICS

 SESSION No. Date Topic Reference 1a 5/24/2000 Vector Algebra, Cartesian Coordinates, and Vector Fields (Review) 1.1-1.5, iq.orst.edu/mathsg/vcalc/vcalc.html 1b Dot/cross products, Cylindrical/Spherical Coordinates, and Coordinate Transformations 1.6-1.9 2 5/31/2000 Coulomb’s Law, Field Intensity, and Fields due to Point Charges 2.1 - 2.3, www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/waves_particles/ wavpart3.html library.thinkquest.org/16600/advanced/electricityandmagnetism.shtml 2b Continuous Line and Sheet Charges, Field Streamlines 2.4 - 2.6 3a 6/7/2000 Q&A. Hand out Exam 1 on Ch. 1&2 3b Flux Density and Gauss’s Law 3.1-3.4 4a 6/14/2000 Review Exam 1 4b Maxwell’s Electrostatic Equation, Divergence Theorem 3.5-3.7 5a 6/21/2000 Charge in Electric Fields, Conservative Fields 4.1-4.5 5b Potential Gradients and Energy Density 4.6-4.8 6a 6/28/2000 Conductors and Current Flow 5.1-5.6 6b Dielectrics and Capacitance 5.7-5.11 7a 7/05/2000 Q&A. Hand out Exam 2 on Ch. 3-5 7b Poison’s and LaPlace’s Equations 7.1-7.4 8a 7/12/2000 Review Exam 2 8b Intro to Static Magnetic Fields 8.1-8.4 9a 7/19/2000 Static Magnetic Fields (cont.) 8.5-8.7 9b Magnetic Interactions and Inductance 9.1-9.10 10a 7/26/2000 Q&A 10b Review Ch. 1-5, 7-9 11 8/02/2000 Final Exam (Comprehensive)