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Electrodynamics I (E C E 220) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    This is the first of the two courses on beginning level electrodynamics.
  • 2
    The purpose of the course is to provide sophomore/junior electrical engineering students with the fundamental methods to analyze and understand electromagnetic field problems that arise in various branches of engineering science.
Electrodynamics I
E C E 220 ( 3 Credits )
Potential theory; static and dynamic electric and magnetic fields; macroscopic theory of dielectric and magnetic materials; Maxwell's equations; boundary conditions; wave equation; introduction to transmission lines.
Physics 202, ECE 219; ECE 230 or concurrent registration
College: College of Engineering
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Text book, title, author, and year
Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics; Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Eric Michiel; 6; 2010
Supplemental Materials
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
Brief List of Topics to be Covered
Introduction to course; Review of vector operations
    Orthogonal coordinate systems and change of coordinates
    Integrals containing vector functions
    Gradient of a scalar field and divergence of a vector field
    Divergence Theorem
    Curl of a vector field and Stokes' theorem
    Theorems and Identities
    Fundamental postulates of electrostatics and Coulomb's Law
    Electric field due to a system of discrete charges
    Electric field due to a continuous distribution of charge
    Gauss' Law and applications
    Electric Potential
    Conductors in static electric field
    Dielectrics in static electric fields
    Electric Flux Density, dielectric constant
    Boundary Conditions
    Capacitor and Capacitance
    Method of Images
    Nature of Current and Current Density
    Resistance of a Conductor
    The Equation of Continuity, Relaxation Time
    Joule’s Law
    Boundary Conditions for the current density
    The Electromotive Force
    The Biot-Savart Law
    Ampere’s Force Law
Magnetic Torque
Magnetic Flux and Gauss’s Law for Magnetic Fields
Magnetic Vector Potential
Magnetic Field Intensity and Ampere’ Circuital Law
Magnetic Material
Boundary Conditions for Magnetic Fields
Energy in a Magnetic Field
Magnetic Circuits
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