ECGR3122         Electromagnetic Waves                 Spring 2020

Prof. Weldon: EPIC 2228,
Course Web site: see courses link on
Office hours: see my home page

1) TBD "Engineering Electromagnetics" Nathan Ida (library pdf?)
2) TBD "Electromagnetics Lecture Notes 2019" T.P. Weldon,
online at amazon, ISBN-13: 978-1796409499.
Other suggested references:
3) “Engineering Electromagnetics” by William H. Hayt & John A. Buck
4) “Electromagnetics: Volume 1” by Steven W. Ellingson 2nd Edition,
online at,
or hardcopy ISBN-13: 978-0997920185

Grading will be based on attendance, quizzes, project demos and reports,
in approximate proportion to the number of class periods devoted to each.

Grading: Exam1 30%, Exam2 30%, Homework/Quizzes/Projects/etc 40%.
Grading scale: 90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, with ``curve,''
if any, entirely at the discretion of the professor. Quizzes may
be given without warning. We may also be using the labs.

Most topics will consist of lecture followed by a problem, experiment, or
simulation, where students will prepare a short 2/3-page IEEE-format
report due the following week. Teams of 3 students will work together.
Collaboration (not copying) on homework/projects is encouraged. However,
different project groups may NOT share program code or report material.
Certain assignments may be restricted to independent effort, in which
case collaboration is not permitted. Class attendance and participation
are expected. See the university for course prerequisites for this course,
but all students enrolling should be familiar with Fourier transform,
Laplace transform, gradient, divergence, curl, electric fields, and
magnetic fields. Review of topics is the responsibility of the student.
You must read the textbook; it is impossible to cover all material
during class, the lecture notes book is not a substitute for a textbook.

Course Topical Outline (subject to change).

Week Topic

1 Telegrapher’s Transmission line wave equations
2 Waves & reflection in time, Group Velocity (ADS & lab) 3 S-parameters, Smith chart, impedance matching (ADS & lab) 4 3D Electromagnetic simulation (HFSS)
5 Review of static electric and magnetic fields
6 Time varying fields: Faraday law and displacement

7 Exam1

8 Maxwell equations and wave equation 9 Plane waves, reflection, and boundaries 10 Waveguides and microstrip (HFSS) 11 Antennas and radiation (HFSS) 12 Special topics 13 Special topics

14 Exam2
15 Final report due

Final 5-minute on-line video + powerpoint due

If you miss an exam/quiz/demo for any reason, you will receive a grade of
zero (exceptional circumstances must be documented and/or approved by the
instructor at least 24 hours prior to the exam). Any special exam or project
accommodation request should be made no later than the class meeting one week
before the exam or project. Frequent absence from class or labs may result
in a severe grade reduction. Late projects will not be accepted, or may
be penalized up to 30 percent per day, solely at the instructor's discretion.
The instructor is free to assign students to any project group at
any time. Appeals regarding final grade must be communicated to
instructor within 14 days after end of semester, since any residual materials
may be destroyed thereafter. Departure from the classroom during any
quiz or exam may result in a grade of zero. Students are responsible
for submitting all forms to Disability Services,and must provide a notice
of accommodation from Disability Services in the first week or two of
the semester (see their office for more information).

It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with the academic
regulations, degree requirements, religious accommodation for students,
course requirements, and all other requirements, policies, and procedures
set forth in the current University Catalog and all University Policies.
The official university guidelines supersede any contradictions that may
exist in this handout. Violations may result in reduction of grades,
zero grade, fines, suspension, course failure, or other adverse consequences.
In addition, a proper classroom environment is expected by all students,
and therefore any disorderly or disruptive conduct or other negative impacts
on the classroom, solely at the instructor's discretion, will result in
expulsion from such class with a grade of zero for corresponding material,
and/or other adverse sanctions as may be deemed appropriate.

If there are any issues or problems within a group, students must
follow the Project Problem Resolution Guidelines provided on the
course website.

The course policies set forth in this syllabus may be modified at any time
by the course instructor. Notice of such changes may be by announcement in
class, website posting, and/or by email to the student's UNCC email address.

published in the UNCC Catalog.

Prerequisite: ECGR 3121 with a grade of C or better (check catalog) Corequisite: (check catalog)
Prerequisite or corequisite: (check catalog)