EE3301 Electromagnetic Fields Lecture Notes


Anna University, Chennai
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Subject Code: EE3301
Subject Name: Electromagnetic Fields

Course Description:
EE3301, Electromagnetic Fields, is a fundamental course offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Anna University, Chennai. This course explores the principles governing the behavior of electromagnetic fields, including electrostatics, magnetostatics, and electromagnetic waves. Students will learn the fundamental laws and equations governing electromagnetic phenomena and their applications in various engineering fields.

Course Objectives:

To understand the fundamental concepts of electric and magnetic fields and their interrelationship.
To analyze electrostatic fields and their effects on charged particles and conductors.
To analyze magnetostatic fields and their interaction with magnetic materials.
To study the propagation of electromagnetic waves through different media and their properties.
To develop skills in solving practical problems related to electromagnetic fields and their applications.
Course Topics:


Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Intensity
Electric Flux Density and Gauss's Law
Electric Potential and Potential Gradient
Conductors, Dielectrics, and Capacitance
Poisson's and Laplace's Equations

Biot-Savart Law and Magnetic Field Intensity
Ampere's Circuital Law and Magnetic Flux Density
Magnetic Vector Potential
Magnetic Materials and Magnetization
Magnetic Circuits and Inductance
Time-Varying Fields and Maxwell's Equations

Faraday's Law of Electromagnetic Induction
Maxwell's Equations in Differential and Integral Forms
Boundary Conditions for Electromagnetic Fields
Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Propagation
Plane Waves and Transmission Lines

Uniform Plane Waves: Wave Equation and Wave Propagation
Reflection and Refraction of Electromagnetic Waves
Transmission Lines: Types and Properties
Transmission Line Equations and Solutions
Waveguides and Antennas

Rectangular and Circular Waveguides
Waveguide Modes and Cutoff Frequencies
Antenna Fundamentals and Parameters
Antenna Radiation Patterns and Gain
Course Assessment:
Assessment in EE3301 typically includes:

Regular assignments and quizzes to assess understanding of theoretical concepts.
Laboratory sessions to demonstrate and verify electromagnetic principles through experiments.
Mid-term examinations covering theoretical concepts and problem-solving skills.
End-term examinations evaluating comprehensive understanding of the course material.
EE3301, Electromagnetic Fields, provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamental principles governing electromagnetic phenomena. By mastering the concepts covered in this course, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze and design electromagnetic devices and systems, which are essential in various fields including telecommunications, power systems, and electronics.

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