Checking date: 14/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Electromagnetic Fields
Study: Bachelor in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering (252)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA MUÑOZ, LUIS ENRIQUE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Signal and Communications Theory

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Calculus I and II Linear Algebra Physics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
To establish and analyse the basic concepts that constitutes the core of the model of electromagnetic radiation and propagation, both in a free and a confined medium. To introduce the most commonly used numerical procedures to be applied to the model being studied.
Description of contents: programme
This is a classical course of applied electromagnetics where starting from Maxwell equations the student will carefully analyze some of its particular solutions: plane waves, guided waves and an introduction to radiated waves. The characterization of wave propagation in the different cases will be one of the main aspects of the course. The course is divided in 4 units: 1: The electromagnetic model: Maxwell equations 2: Electromagnetic propagation in an free medium: plane waves 3: Propagation in confined media: guided waves 4: Introduction to electromagnetic radiation
Learning activities and methodology
The following activities will be combined as described in the detailed program of the course: 1- Theory lectures in the blackboard and with slides. Resolution of small exercises 2- Problems 3- Labs (two labs in computer room) 4- Office hours 5- Proposed exercises with solutions will be published in each chapter for self-studying.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • C.A.Balanis. Advanced engineering electromagnetics. John Wiley & Sons.
  • D. Fleisch. A Student¿s Guide to Maxwell¿s Equations. Cambridge University Press. 2008
  • D. K. Cheng. Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics. Addison Wesley.
  • Luis E. García-Castillo. Electromagnetic Model: Maxwell's Equations. xxx. 2013
  • RAMO, S., J. R. WHINNERY and T. VAN DUZER. Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics. John Wiley & Sons.
Additional Bibliography
  • C. A. Balanis. Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics. John Wiley & Sons.
  • D. Pozar. Microwave Engineering. John Wiley & Sons.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.