Foundations 
L1 
Foundations, forces and fields, Gauss's and Ampere's laws (∫) for static fields 
Balloons 
Problem set 1 out 
R1 
Vectors, •, ×, static field integralsolution 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 (w_{e}, w_{m}, S(t)) 
Helmholtz 

R4 
Inductors, solenoidal; τ = L/R; vector operators; planar, cylindrical, spherical examples 


R5 
Show w_{e} = CV^{2}/2, w_{m} = LI^{2}/2; toroidal inductors, inductors with gaps, transformers 

Problem set 3 out 
Forces, motors, generators, and MEMS 
L5 
Electric forces on ebeams, 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 L5R7 


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, quarterwave 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, nonuniform 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 v_{p}, v_{g} for 2 sines, plasma example, power and energy examples 
Dispersion video 

Limits to computation speed 
L11 
Device and line delays; TEM parallelplate line, telegraphers' equation, Z_{o}

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, ω_{o}, ∆ω, α, Q_{L}, Q_{I}, Q_{E}, coupling 


R16 
Smith chart, singlestub tuning, Y_{n}(z), λ/4 transformer 


L15 
TEM resonators, w_{e}(t), w_{m}(t), Q, ∆ω, examples; V(z,f) 
Coupled resonator video 
Problem set 8 out 
R17 
TE, TM parallel plate waveguide, k_{x}, k_{y}, E, H, v_{g}, v_{p}, cutoff, evanescence; waveguide movies 


L16 
TE_{mn} 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), A_{e}= Gλ^{2}/4π, R_{r}, V_{Th}, RF links 

Problem set 9 out 
R19 
Review for quiz 2 



Quiz 2 


R20 
RF link examples, bit rates, radar applications 


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; BiotSavart 
Dipole video 

R22 
Wire antennas, wire arrays 


L19 
Receiving antennas: V_{Th} in dipoles and loops; d<<λ/2π, G = 4πA/λ^{2}

Yagi antenna 
Problem set 11 out 
R23 
Mirrors, 2dipole arrays with mirrors, ground reflections, propagation, thermal noise 


L20 
Aperture antennas, diffraction 
Laser diffraction 

R24 
Link and antenna examples, phasor addition, radio astronomy, remote sensing 


Optical communications 
L21 
Optical fibers, applications, dielectric slab waveguide, fiber design 
μW fiber 
Problem set 12 out 
R25 
Waveguide dispersion (v_{g} and v_{p} in fiber waveguides), optical link examples 


L22 
Lasers 
Simulated 3level laser 

R26 
Optical resonators, filters, multiplexers, interferometer/modulators, detectors 


Acoustics 
L23 
Acoustic waves, boundary conditions, reflections, antennas 
p, u(x,z,t) movie; keys 

R27 
Acoustic waveguides and resonators, resonator coupling 


L24 
Course philosophy, resonator perturbations and speech generation 
Acoustic resonator 
