Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Course Details

ELE246 - Electromagnetics I

2023-2024 Summer term information
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ELE246 - Electromagnetics I
 Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit Undergraduate 3 0 3 5
 Obligation : Must Prerequisite courses : MAT124 Concurrent courses : - Delivery modes : Face-to-Face Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving Course objective : The classical theory of electromagnetism describes the relationship between electricity and magnetism and plays a significant role in the development of modern technology in various real-life applications. This course aims to provide students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of electrostatics and magnetostatics, and to demonstrate how these two separate fields can be transformed into a systematic approach used to solve electromagnetic problems via Maxwell equations. Learning outcomes : Having successfully completed this course, students will be able to: 1) Determine static electric fields created by charge distributions. 2) Calculate electrostatic potential. 3) Calculate capacitance and electrostatic energy. 4) Calculate resistance. 5) Determine static magnetic fields. 6) Calculate inductance and magnetostatic energy. 7) Solve electric and magnetic force problems. 8) Analyze electric and magnetic fields in material media. 9) Apply boundary conditions. Course content : Brief history and fundamentals of electromagnetics. Review of vector calculus. Electrostatic field, potential. Conductors, dielectrics, polarization, boundary conditions. Capacitance and capacitors. Electrostatic energy and force. Laplace and Poisson equations, image method. Direct current, resistance. Static magnetic fields, magnetic vector potential. Magnetic materials and magnetization. Inductance and inductors. Magnetostatic energy, force and torque (moment). References : Fawwaz T. Ulaby, and Umberto Ravaioli, Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, 8th edition, Pearson, 2020.
Course Outline Weekly
Weeks Topics
1 Introduction: Historical timeline, nature of electromagnetism, electric and magnetic fields, static and dynamic fields, concept of traveling waves, electromagnetic spectrum.
2 Introduction to Maxwell's equations: Relation between circuit theory and electromagnetic theory, lumped versus distributed electrical circuits, transmission line equations (Telegrapher's equations) in time domain and phasor domain, phasor concept, analogy between transmission line equations and Maxwell's equations, overview of Maxwell's equations.
3 Vector Calculus: Orthogonal coordinate systems, line, surface and volume integrals, divergence, gradient, curl, Laplacian operator.
4 Electrostatics: Maxwell's equations in electrostatics, charge and current distributions, current density, Coulomb's law, electric field due to charge distributions.
5 Gauss's law
6 Electric scalar potential, relation between electric potential and electric field, electric potential due to charge distributions, Poisson's and Laplace's equations.
7 Electric field in conductors, drift velocity, conductivity, Ohm's law, resistance, Joule's law.
8 Midterm
9 Electric field in dielectrics, electric dipole, polarization field, electric flux density and permittivity concept, dielectric breakdown, electric boundary conditions.
10 Capacitance, electrostatic potential energy, electrical force, image method.
11 Magnetostatics: Maxwell's equations in magnetostatics, magnetic force and torque (moment).
12 Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, vector magnetic potential.
13 Magnetic properties of materials, magnetic dipole, magnetic field intensity and permeability concept, magnetic boundary conditions.
14 Inductance, magnetic energy.
15 Preparation for final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 1 50
Final exam 1 50
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 50
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 50
Total 100
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 5 70
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 1 18 18
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 20 20
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.
2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.
3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.
4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.
5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.
6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.
7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.
8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.
9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.
10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.
11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.
13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest