# Calendar

The calendar below provides information on the course's lecture (L) and recitation (R) sessions.

UPW = uniform plane wave
TE = transverse electric
TM = transverse magnetic
TEM = transverse electromagnetic
VSWR = voltage standing wave ratio

SES # TOPICS DEMOS KEY DATES
Foundations
L1 Foundations, forces and fields, Gauss's and Ampere's laws (∫) for static fields Balloons Problem set 1 out
R1 Vectors, •, ×, static field integral-solution examples: find E(r) for sphere, cylinder; Φ(r); H(r) for wire
L2 Media, boundary conditions Boomer
R2 Resistors, capacitors, devices as circuits, E relaxation τ = RC = ε/σ; if time, coaxial R
L3 Review vector operators; Maxwell's differential equations (t), E, H, uniform plane wave; sin (ωt) UPW movie Problem set 2 out
R3 Complex Maxwell's equation, sinusoidal UPW, wave polarization Slinky
L4 Poynting theorem derivation (time), UPW example (we, wm, S(t)) Helmholtz
R4 Inductors, solenoidal; τ = L/R; vector operators; planar, cylindrical, spherical examples
R5 Show we = CV2/2, wm = LI2/2; toroidal inductors, inductors with gaps, transformers Problem set 3 out
Forces, motors, generators, and MEMS
L5 Electric forces on e-beams, C plates, force from ∂w/∂z; generators and sensors
R6 Magnetic forces: electron optics, motors and generators
L6 Magnetic pressure, rotary wire and reluctance motors, forces on materials Motor Problem set 4 out
R7 Wave forces; E and H field relaxation; examples from L5-R7
L7 Static Φ and fields, Laplace's equation, separation of variables (x,y,z); inhomogeneous materials Scooter
R8 Review: complex differential Maxwell's equations (ω); UPW, polarization
Waves in media and at boundaries
L8 Electromagnetic fields in media, uniaxial media, quarter-wave plate Stressed media Problem set 5 out
R9 Lossy media, skin depth, plasmas; fields, power, and energy Wave movie
L9 Boundary conditions, k•r, phase matching, non-uniform plane wave, Snell's law Prism
R10 Review for quiz 1
Quiz 1
R11 Boundary conditions, σ = ∞, perpendicular reflection from ε and σ = ∞; examples at angles
L10 TE at planar boundary, TM by duality, Brewster's angle Brewster's angle
R12 Derive vp, vg for 2 sines, plasma example, power and energy examples Dispersion video
Limits to computation speed
L11 Device and line delays; TEM parallel-plate line, telegraphers' equation, Zo Fluorescent Problem set 6 out
R13 TEM transients, graphical solution
L12 Transients: Thevenin equivalents; L, C, diode loads; initial conditions; lossy TEM Transient movies
R14 Examples of transients: loads, initial conditions, analytic expressions
RF/microwave guidance and filtering
L13 Architecture, generalized TEM line, Ζ(z), Γ(z), Ζ transformations VSWR, slotted Problem set 7 out
R15 Gamma plane, Smith chart, VSWR
L14 RLC resonators, series, parallel, ωo, ∆ω, α, QL, QI, QE, coupling
R16 Smith chart, single-stub tuning, Yn(z), λ/4 transformer
L15 TEM resonators, we(t), wm(t), Q, ∆ω, examples; |V(z,f)| Coupled resonator video Problem set 8 out
R17 TE, TM parallel plate waveguide, kx, ky, E, H, vg, vp, cutoff, evanescence; waveguide movies
L16 TEmn rectangular waveguide, cavity resonators, perturbations Cavity resonator perturbation
R18 TM waveguides, field sketches, Poynting vector; examples from L16
Wireless communications
L17 Conservation of energy, power, G(θ,φ), Ae= Gλ2/4π, Rr, VTh, RF links Problem set 9 out
R19 Review for quiz 2
Quiz 2
R21 Radiation by charges ρ, current J; Φ and Ā; static, dynamic (t) Problem set 10 out
L18 Radiation by current elements, Hertzian dipole, near and far fields; Biot-Savart Dipole video
R22 Wire antennas, wire arrays
L19 Receiving antennas: VTh in dipoles and loops; d<<λ/2π, G = 4πA/λ2 Yagi antenna Problem set 11 out
R23 Mirrors, 2-dipole arrays with mirrors, ground reflections, propagation, thermal noise
L20 Aperture antennas, diffraction Laser diffraction