# EEEN30030 Electromagnetic Waves

This module aims to develop an understanding of electromagnetic waves with emphasis on:
(i) the vector calculus of electromagnetic theory,
(ii) the physical basis and predictions of this theory,
(ii) engineering application and implications of the results.

This is intended as a second module in electromagnetics, and students should be familiar with electromagnetic fields and vector calculus before taking this module.

Topics include:
- Maxwell's Equations (physical basis and vector calculus formalism);
- Electromagnetic waves in media and at boundaries;
- Electromagnetic analysis and design of waveguiding structures;
- Electromagnetic analysis of devices and components operating over a wide range of frequencies, including radio and optical;
- Antenna and transmission;
- Regulations & standards related to electromagnetic waves and their effects on humans.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On the successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Explain and derive the fundamental equations governing electromagnetic fields and waves;
- Apply the fundamental equations to a range of problems with different materials and frequencies, to derive solutions and then interpret the physical and engineering implications of those results;
- Design electromagnetic components to meet given specifications and compare the performance of alternative implementations or approaches;
- Communicate the results of their work in both written and oral form.

Indicative Module Content:

- Maxwell's Equations (physical basis and vector calculus formalism);
- Electromagnetic waves in media and at boundaries;
- Electromagnetic analysis and design of waveguiding structures;
- Electromagnetic analysis of devices and components operating over a wide range of frequencies, including optical and radio;
- Antenna and transmission;
- Regulations & standards related to electromagnetic waves and their effects on humans.

Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

72

Lectures

36

Tutorial

6

Total

114

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures cover the content of the module.
Tutorials provide an opportunity for students to develop problem-solving skills.

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Familiarity with electromagnetic theory to the level of EEEN20030 and mathematical skills particularly with calculus and partial differential equations.

Learning Recommendations:

Electric fields and magnetic fields.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Pre-requisite:
EEEN20030 - Electromagnetic Fields

Assessment Strategy
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Written exam, invigilated 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

75

Class Test: Written exam during the trimester Week 7 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

25

Carry forward of passed components
Yes

Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students can request to view their script. Feedback will be provided to the class on the class test.

Name Role
Dr Declan Delaney Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Anthony Fagan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

Spring

Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 23, 25, 33 Fri 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33 Fri 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33 Mon 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Spring