Advanced Electromagnetism

Course code PHYS3360Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

An understanding of the laws governing the behaviour and interaction of electric and magnetic fields are fundamental to the implementation of many of the technologies used in modern technological world. This advanced course in electromagnetism covers the topics of Electromagnetic(EM) fields and waves, transmission lines, waveguides and antennas, at a level to meet the needs of science and engineering students who are interested in electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering as well as information transmission via wired links, radio channels, and optical fibre networks.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. have a knowledge of the theory of EM wave generation and propagation
2. be able to apply this knowledge in practical situations
3. be able to solve relevant theoretical problems
Content1. Review of Maxwell equations for static fields,
2. Review of phasor notation and complex representation,
3. Faraday's Law
4. Displacement current
5. Full Maxwell equations
6. Plane wave formalism
7. Electromagnetic waves propagation constant
8. Skin depth
9. Poynting vector and power flow
10. Electromagnetic wave propagation in unbounded media
11. Reflection and transmission of EM waves at plane boundaries
12. Transmission line theory
13. Impedance and matching
14. Standing Wave Ratio(SWR)
15. Electromagnetic propagation in waveguides
16. Antenna theory
17. Basic types and designs.
Replacing Course(s)PHYS3500, Advanced Electromagnetism for Scientists and Engineers
PHYS3510, Advanced Waveguides and Laser Cavities
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHYS1220, MATH2310 or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Laboratory Exercises
Other: (please specify)Class assessment may include online quizzes, tutorial quizzes, written assignments
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHYS3360