Checking date: 20/06/2022

Course: 2023/2024

Electromagnetic fields and waves
Bachelor in Engineering Physics (Plan: 434 - Estudio: 363)

Coordinating teacher: RAJO IGLESIAS, EVA

Department assigned to the subject: Signal and Communications Theory Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Physics I and Physics II, 1st year Differential Equations, 2nd year Complex variable and transforms, 2nd year Electromagnetism and Optics, 2nd year Signals, systems and circuits, 2nd year
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction: review of the Maxwell Model. Harmonic time variation. Phasors. Pointyng's theorem. 2- Fundamentals and characteristics of waves. Wave equation. Plane waves and cylindrical waves. Transmission and reflection in different scenarios: standing waves. 3- Guided waves: - waveguides, transmission lines and Smith chart. 4- Radiated waves: - radiation integral, antenna parameters, link budget.
Learning activities and methodology
AF1. THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students mustacquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts.Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems AF2. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher.Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. AF3. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK.Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. AF9. FINAL EXAM. Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. It entails 4 hours/100% on-site AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. MD1. THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject`s main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning MD2. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problem, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group MD3. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with teacher as tutor. Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/100% on-site. MD6. LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS. Applied/experimental learning/teaching in workshops and laboratories under the tutor's supervision. LABS (1 ECTS) There will be four labs: LAB 1: Introduction to CST simulation software and visualization of phenomena related to plane wave LAB 2: Waveguide simulation and study of guided wave characteristics LAB 3: Transmission lines. Design of a component with the CST software. LAB 4: Design and simulation of an antenna (dipole or patch).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • C.A. Balanis. Advanced engineering electromagnetics. John Wiley and Sons, second edition. 2012
  • D. K. Cheng. Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics. Prentice Hall, Second Edition . 1989
  • Ramo, S., J. R. Whinnery and T. Van Duzer. Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics. John Wyley and Sons, Third Edition. 1994
Additional Bibliography
  • C.T.A. Johnk. Engineering Electromagnetic Fields and Waves. Wiley, Second Edition. 1988
  • R.F. Harrinton. Time.Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields. MacGraw-Hill Book Company. 2001
  • V.V. Nikolski. Electrodinámica y propagación de ondas de radio. Editoria MIR. 1973

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.