GUIDED ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
Stampa
Enrollment year
2019/2020
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
ING-INF/02 (ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL,COMPUTER AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Course
ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Curriculum
Elettronica
Year of study
Period
1st semester (27/09/2021 - 21/01/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
55 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
WRITTEN AND ORAL TEST
Teacher
BOZZI MAURIZIO - 6 ECTS
Prerequisites
The course requires students to know the basic concepts of mathematics and physics thaught in undergraduate engineering courses, and be familiar with the following mathematical tools: complex numbers, vector algebra, scalar and vector differential calculus, divergence theorem, Cartesian and spherical coordinate systems; the concepts of force, work, energy, power, field, charge, current, electric and magnetic polarization, electrostatic and magnetostatic fields in vacuum and in materials, Maxwellâ€™s equations, measurement units of physical quantities in MKSA system.
Learning outcomes
The module of Guided Electromagnetic Waves represents the first part of the course of Electromagnetic Fields. The aim of the course it to provide the students with basic information on the electromagnetic waves and introduce them to analysis and quantitative determination of the related physical phenomena. In particular, the subject of this module are the waves propagation in vacuum, in dielectrics, in conductors, in cold plasma and in guiding structures such as the transmission lines.
Course contents
1. Fundamental laws and concepts
Maxwell's equations in differential and integral form, charge conservation law, phasor notation. The constitutive equations. Continuity conditions of electromagnetic fields at the interface between different media and boundary conditions.
2. Uniform plane waves
Uniform plane waves in vacuum, in low-loss dielectrics, attenuation, propagation in cold plasma, in good conductors. Skin effect, perfect electric conductor. Polarization of the waves. Poynting theorem. Reflection and refraction of uniform plane waves in the presence of discontinuities and layers.
3. Transmission lines
Elementary theory of transmission lines and telegraphists' equation. Characteristic impedance. Reflection coefficient, standing waves, impedance matching, and Smith's Chart. Description of the most common transmission lines: coaxial cable, microstrip line, coplanar waveguide.
Teaching methods
Lectures: 30 hours
Practical classes: 25 hours