ELE4605 Fields and Waves
|Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Engineering & Surveying|
|School or Department :||Electrical, Electronic & Computing|
|Version produced :||21 July 2014|
Examiner: Andrew Maxwell
Moderator: Nigel Hancock
Pre-requisite: (MAT1502 and ELE2103 and ELE2601) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MEPR or MENS
Recommended prior or concurrent study: MAT2500
It is a common requirement of an electrical engineer to convey electrical energy from one place to another, whether for the purpose of power or information transport. A pair of conductors used for this purpose constitute a transmission line, and for any appreciable distance a.c. voltages and currents on the line must be regarded as a travelling wave - whether from a power station, in a radio receiver, or across a digital circuit board. The electric and magnetic fields associated with voltage and currents may be similarly propagated as a travelling wave; such fields also constitute the basis of electrical machines and are the cause of much unwanted interference. Therefore, an understanding of both wave propagation and electro- magnetic fields is essential in all branches of electrical engineering.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- identify situations in which it is appropriate to use transmission line theory;
- solve problems in transmission line theory;
- design simple transmission line matching networks;
- model static and dynamic field problems numerically;
- deduce the properties of guided electromagnetic waves from Maxwells equations;
- solve simple electromagnetic field problems analytically.
Distributed circuit theory.
High frequency solutions.
Practical transmission lines.
Attenuation, phase delay and phase velocity.
Reflections and standing waves.
Transmission line measurements.
Pulse and step response of transmission lines.
Initial and final responses.
Transmission line analysis of printed circuit board tracks and logic circuits.
Overview of electromagnetism.
Fields and the visualisation of flux, div. and curl.
The Electrostatic Field.
Electric flux density and Gauss' Law.
Laplace's Equation and two dimensional solution, numerical methods.
Resistivity and resistance of materials.
The Magnetostatic Field; Ampere's Law.
Magnetic flux density.
Faraday's Law and electromagnetic induction.
Maxwell's Equations and displacement current.
Derivation from Maxwell's Equations.
Energy density, power flow and the Poynting Vector.
Electromagnetic waves in conducting media.
Good conductors and the skin effect.
Guided electromagnetic waves.
The Waveguide Equation.
Group and phase velocities.
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=ELE4605)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
Sadiku, MNO 2007, Elements of electromagnetics, 4th edn, Oxford University Press, New York.
((OR) Krauss, JD & Fleisch, DA, 1999, Electromagnetics with applications, 5th Ed, McGraw Hill, Boston (International Student Edition).)
Both books are optional.
Edminister, JA 1993, Schaum's outline of electromagnetics, 2nd edn, McGraw-Hill, New York.
Ramo, S et al 1994, Fields and waves in communication electronics, 3rd edn, Wiley, New York.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||250||25||23 Apr 2013|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||250||25||04 Jun 2013|
|2 HOUR CLOSED EXAMINATION||500||50||End S1||(see note 1)|
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