Instructor: Dr. Deqing Ren
Classroom and Time: LO 1124, Monday and Wednesday 5:30 pm ~ 6:45 pm.
Course Number: 16980
Web page: http://www.csun.edu/~rd436460/EW.html
Instructor Office: LO 1124A
Phone: 818-677-3186
Email: ren.deqing@csun.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 15:00 - 16:00, and by appointment
Other Optional Book (In the case you are not proficent in the Mathematics) Mathematics for Physics Michael M. Woolfson and Malcolm S. Woolfson Oxford University Press 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-928929-5
The course covers the textbook Chapter 1 Maxwell Equations, Chapter 2 Wave in undounded Medium, Chapter 3 Reflection, transmission and refraction of waves, Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 (if time allows) waveguides in parallel-plate and cylindrical cross section. Chapter 2, 3, 4 and 5 are specific applications of the Maxwell Equations to specific questions. These parts have important applications such as optics coating, single-mode fiber communication, and so on.
To gain basic knowledge, and understand the main principles, of Maxwell's Equations and their applications to specific questions. Students will learn how to find the solutions to specific questions by applying the Maxwell's Equations with different boundary conditions.
1) Students are expected to attend class and participate by asking questions and answering questions raised by the instructors. Class attendance takes 5% of the total grade.
2) The homework assignments make up 50% of the total grade.
3) There will be one midterm exam that makes up 20% of the total grade, and one final exam worth 25% of the total grade. Mark your calendar with the exam dates. You are responsible for being on time. If you have a religious holiday conflict, let me know during the first week of classes. You will be provided with an equations sheet during the exams. During an exam you must avoid looking at the work of others.
The grade distribution will be as follows.
A 88% and higher
B 72-87%
C 55-71%
D 41-54%
F 40% and below
We use the +/- system so in each range (no A+), the low end will be minus and the high end plus.
1) Homework will be assigned once a time for each week, and will be turned in brfore it is due.
2) Homework solution will be posted online below and replaced before next homework is due. Please download it and check you answers if you have any problem with your answers.
Midterm Exam : March 26 Final Exam: May 12, Monday
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Lecture On These Sections |
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Jan 23 | Introduction | |
Vector Algebra and Analysis | Lecture | |
Chapter 1 Maxwell's Equation and Electromagnetic Waves |
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Chapter 2 Waves in an Unbounded Medium, and Polarization |
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will be announced | Midterm Exam |
March 26 (Chapters 1 and 2) |
Chapter 3 Reflection, Transmission and Refraction of waves |
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Chapter 4 Parallel-Plate and Dielectric Slab Waveguides |
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Chapter 5 Rectangular and Cylindrical Waveguides |
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May 12, Monday |
Final Exam |
Room LO 1124: 5:30pm ~ 7:30 pm |