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EE 242

Electromagnetic Waves

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3 units

Letter (ABCD/NP)

This course will provide an advanced treatment of electromagnetic waves in free space and media. The first part of the course will cover reflection, refraction, resonators, photonic crystals, and waveguides. The second part will cover finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) computation and introduce students to commercial FDTD software. The third part will focus on an analysis of EM waves in matter. The fourth part will cover potentials, Green's functions, far-field radiation, near-field radiation, antennas, and phased arrays. In lieu of a final exam, students will perform a group project demonstrating theoretical and application proficiency in a topic of their choosing. Homeworks and the final project will tie into real world applications of electromagnetics and utilize scientific computing (Matlab, Mathematica, or Python). Prerequisites: EE 142 or PHYSICS 120, and prior programming experience (Matlab or other language at level of CS 106A or higher).

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