Spring 2020 329-on-Piazza Compass2g Media Space Illinois Echo360

ECE 329: Fields and Waves I

Section Time Room Instructor Office Hours Office HW Box
E 1:00 PM 2017 ECEB Zoom Raluca Ilie (rilie@illinois.edu) Wed, 8:00-9:00 AM, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 5054 ECEB Compass2g
F 2:00 PM 2015 ECEB Zoom Xu Chen (xuchen1@illinois.edu) Wed, Fri, 3:00-4:00 PM 5040 ECEB Compass2g
X 12:00 PM 2015 ECEB Zoom Yun-Sheng Chen (yunsheng@illinois.edu) Fri, 9:00-11:00 AM 4139 Beckman Compass2g

Special Instructions for Online Class

We have decided to keep our schedule as unaltered as possible, and we will continue to update you as soon as we have new information.


Lectures will be held online via Zoom. Links to all the instructor lectures are provided below. Prof. Ilie will post the annotated notes online after class. Please log in during regular class time.

Prof. Raluca Ilie (Section E): https://illinois.zoom.us/j/9577048220

Prof. Xu Chen (Section F): https://illinois.zoom.us/j/553756689 Prof. Chen's Online Lecture Recordings

Prof. Yun-Sheng Chen (Section X): https://illinois.zoom.us/j/259126152

To help you more effectively learn during these difficult times, Prof. Kudeki has generously shared his lecture recordings from Summer 2019 semester. You can access them at the following link: Prof. Kudeki's Lecture Recordings

Office Hours:

The TAs and instructors will keep the office hours at the regular times, but they will be take place online on Piazza. We are confident that this medium would work best for our large class, since it not only provides limited disruptions, but also allows you to access the answers to questions from previous office hours. In addition, instructors will hold one office hour weekly via Zoom Waiting Room, so we can provide you with one on one private communication time. More information will follow.


All remaining exams (Midterm 2, Midterm 3 and the Final exam) will be replaced by take home exams, and will take place at the scheduled time. The exams will be released via Compass. When finished, you will scan your exam and upload it on Gradescope. There are free scanning apps (such as Microsoft Office Lens Pdf Scan) that you can use to convert your scan into a pdf format, in the same way you have been uploading your Homework. The exam will be designed to be solved in 75 minutes, just like Exam 1, but you will be provided with additional 45 minutes to print, scan and upload the exams. Therefore the entire duration of the exam will be 2 hours, from release to upload.

We are aware that issues can arrise and we will work with you to ensure thsi will go smoothly. We will provide you a sample exam and we will have a trial run next week, to ensure everything will work as intended.


Since new homeworks are released via Compass, and the grading is done online, homeworks will not be impacted by this transition.

DRES Students

Please send an email to Prof. Ilie if you require DRES accommodations. We are waiting for specific instructions from the DRES center on how to move forward with special accommodations. We will update you as soon as we have additional information.

Mathematica/VR Lab

The Mathematica/VR labs of the ECE 329 are going to be online instruction for the rest of the semester. Therefore, we are going to finish the labs by the Mathematica Notebook and provide you with relevant videos of the VR exercises, when possible. The lab sessions will take place at the usual times and will be on Zoom. As scheduled, we will have two Mathematica Labs in the rest of the semester, wave polarizaton (March 27th) and wave reflection (April 3rd). The quizzes will be submitted through Compass, same as the procedure to submit homework. Mei-Yun will upload the quiz in the Friday morning and the deadline will be next Monday 6pm.

Class Timeline: Before every lab, Mei-Yun will send the email with the mathematica notebook we use and the instruction for the lab. During the lab time, the first 10-15 minutes will be on Zoom. We will have a small lecture about the lab and go over the Mathematica notebook. Same as before, you start to work on the lab material and the quiz. The rest of 35 minutes of the lab will be on Zoom Waiting Room for individual questions.

Mathematica Notebook: As the rest of the semester will work on the mathematica notebook, please make sure that your computer can run Mathematica before our next lab on March 27th. There are two ways to have notebook run on your computer:

1. Download the mathematica notebook on your computer from webstore of the university. Note that Mathematica is distributed freely to UIUC students.
2. Use Citrix workspace and follow the instruction in the link. Noted that you have to upload the files to EWS if you want to open mathematica notebook with Citrix workspace. Link: https://it.engineering.illinois.edu/ews/lab-information/remote-connections/connecting-citrix

As we change to online instruction, we cancel our make-up lab on April 10th and the lowest score of the quizzes will be dropped instead. The wave lab on March 13th becomes the extra bonus lab and it is optional to submit the quiz. The score of the bonus lab can replace your lowest score of the quizzes. It highly suggest that you to go over it as it might be helpful for your midterm exam 2 preparation. The deadline to submit the quiz of the wave lab is April 10th. Mei-Yun will send a seperate email about the wave lab and the detailed instruction will be attached.

Mathematica notebooks from VR sessions can be found in Mathematica Notebooks

We understand that the transition to online instruction might give you more work on the Mathematica/VR Lab. Please let me know if you have any question on the Mathematica Notebook and Zoom. If you have any difficulty to run the Mathematica and need extra time for the quiz, send email to Mei-Yun and she will help you go over it.

Tutorial Sessions

The notes/solved problems from tutorial session will be posted online. The TA Shuo Liu will be online on Piazza at the regular tutorial session time, to answer question pertaining to the practice problem set.

Exam Review Session

Review notes will be posted online and we will allocate additional office hours on Piazza to answer question regarding the exam review. More details will follow.

We thank you for your patience as we make the necessary preparation to online instruction. Please check the course website and Piazza for announcements!

On-line TA: Bingqian Ye (bye3@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Mon, 9:00-12:00 AM at 5034 ECEB Piazza

Tutorial and Piazza TA: Liu, Shuo (shuoliu3@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Mon, 3:00-4:00 PM at 5034 ECEB Piazza

Homework TA: Jianghuai Liu (jliu115@illinois.edu) - Office Hours: Tue, 12:00-3:00 PM at 5034 ECEB Piazza

Mathematica/VR TA: Mei-Yun Lin (mylin2@illinois.edu)

Course Director: Erhan Kudeki (erhan@illinois.edu)

Course Coordinator: Raluca Ilie (rilie@illinois.edu)

Lecture Notes (~Textbook): ECE 329 Lecture Notes on Fields & Waves - Erhan Kudeki, 2016 ECE 329 Lecture 1&2 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 3 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 6 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 7 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 8 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 10 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 11 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 12 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 13 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 14 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 15 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 16 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 17 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 19 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 21 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 22 - Prof. Ilie (ECE 329 Lecture 22 -annotated - Prof. Ilie) ECE 329 Lecture 23 - Prof. Ilie ECE 329 Lecture 29 - Prof. Ilie

Course Outline: Specified in Course Calendar

Supplementary Text (not required): Fundamentals of Electromagnetics - N. N. Rao, 2009 Electromagnetics and Applications - D. H. Staelin, 2011

Tutorial Session: The tutorial session will be held every week on Thursdays at 5-7PM in ECEB 3015 online. Tutorial session slides can be found in Tutorial Sessions

Homework: Homework will be assigned on-line on the course web page and submitted electronically via Compass 2G, by Tuesdays 6 PM. No late homework will be accepted (except when special permission is granted by your instructor before the due date). Questions about the HW can be posted to piazza. A TA will answer them within 12 hours. Enroll in piazza. (For Mathematica/VR section, the weekly Mathematica quizzes will take place during the laboratory time.)

Homework 1 soln Homework 2 soln Homework 3 soln Homework 4 soln Homework 5 soln Homework 6 soln Homework 7 soln Homework 8 soln Homework 9 soln Homework 10

Exams: Three midsemester exams (in class) and the final exam are scheduled as follows:

Exam I: Thur, February 20, 2020 in Grainger Auditorium at 7:00-8:15 PM (Conflict Exam in ECEB 1015 at 5:30PM-6:45PM). The review session will be held in ECEB 2013 on February 18 at 5:00-7:00 PM ECE 329 Exam 1 Review Slides ECE 329 Exam 1 Solutions Sum11 Exam 1 solnSum12 Exam 1 solnFall12 Exam 1 soln Sp13 Exam 1 soln Sum13 Exam 1 soln Fall13 Exam 1 soln *Suppl to Fall13 Exam 1 P6* Sp14 Exam 1 soln Sum14 Exam 1 soln Fall14 Exam 1 soln Sp15 Exam 1 soln Sum15 Exam 1 soln Fall15 Exam 1 soln Sp16 Exam 1 solnSum16 Exam 1 solnSum17 Exam 1 solnSum18 Exam 1 soln Sum19 Exam 1 soln
Exam II: Thur, March 26, 2020 in Grainger Auditorium at 7:00-8:15 PM (Conflict Exam in ECEB 1015 at 5:30PM-6:45PM). The review session will be held in ECEB 2013 on March 24 at 5:00-7:00 PM ECE 329 Exam 2 Review Slides ECE 329 Exam 2 Solutions Sum11 Exam 2 solnSum12 Exam 2 solnFall12 Exam 2 soln Sp13 Exam 2 soln Sum13 Exam 2 soln Fall13 Exam 2 soln Sp14 Exam 2 soln Sum14 Exam 2 soln Fall14 Exam 2 soln Sp15 Exam 2 soln Sum15 Exam 2 soln Fall15 Exam 2 soln Sp16 Exam 2 solnSum16 Exam 2 solnSum17 Exam 2 solnSum18 Exam 2 soln Sum19 Exam 2 soln
Exam III: Thur, April 23, 2020 in Grainger Auditorium at 7:00-8:15 PM (Conflict Exam in ECEB 1015 at 5:30PM-6:45PM). The review session will be held in ECEB 2013 on April 21 at 5:00-7:00 PM Sum11 Exam 3 solnSum12 Exam 3 solnFall12 Exam 3 soln Sp13 Exam 3 soln Sum13 Exam 3 soln Fall13 Exam 3 soln Sp14 Exam 3 soln Sum14 Exam 3 solnFall14 Exam 3 soln Sp15 Exam 3 soln Sum15 Exam 3 soln Fall15 Exam 3 soln Sp16 Exam 3 solnSum16 Exam 3 soln Sum17 Exam 3 solnSum18 Exam 3 soln Sum19 Exam 3 soln
Final Exam: Mon, May 11, 2020 in ECEB 1002 at 8:00-11:00 AM (Conflict Exam on Mon, May 11, 2020 in ECEB 2013 at 7:00-10:00 PM), for all sections. Fall11 Final soln Fall13 Final solnFall13 "Answers" Summer14 Final Summer14 Final soln

Grading Policy:

Regular Section Mathematica/VR Section
Homework 15% of total Homework 15% of total
Midterm Exams 1 20% of total Lab Quzzes 15% of total
Midterm Exams 2 20% of total Midterm Exams 1 15% of total
Midterm Exams 3 20% of total Midterm Exams 2 15% of total
Final Exam 25% of total Midterm Exams 3 15% of total
Final Exam 25% of total

VR Lab Plan: Also can be found in Course Calendar

Date Topic
Lab1: January 24th Coulomb's Law
Lab2: January 31st Gauss' Law
Lab3: February 7th Poisson and Laplace Equation
Lab4: February 14th Fields in Media
Lab5: February 21st Ampere's Law
Lab6: February 28th Faraday's Law
Lab7: March 6th Waves
Lab8: March 13th Poynting Theorem
Lab9: March 27th Wave Polarization
Lab10: April 3rd Wave Reflection
Make-up Lab: April 10th (1hr TBA)

Supplementary Course Material: Summer 2012 Audio Lectures by E Kudeki Summer 2015 Video Lectures by E Kudeki Spring 2015 Lecture Notes by L Goddard Spring 2016 Lecture Notes by A Fliflet review of vector calculus list of vector identities TEM wave propagation movies time-domain TL waves AARL Smith Chart Supp Smith Chart Smith Chart Examples Smith Chart Annotated Smith Chart Tool Impedance Matching Summer 2016 Video Lectures by E Kudeki - Mathematica Section MMA Notebook Solutions

Inclusive Learning Environment: This classroom is a place where you will be treated with respect. I welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, abilities - and other visible or non-visible differences. All members of this class are expected to contribute to a respectful, welcoming and inclusive environment for every other member of the class.

Students with Disabilities: To ensure equity for each student's educational experience, those with documented disability and required accommodations should contact the course coordinator (Prof. Ilie), early in the semester so that all learning needs may be appropriately met. If you have not yet contacted DRES, please do so as soon as possible. DRES students are responsible to schedule their own exam times with the DRES center at the dates (not necessarily the times) of the regular exam. Independent of your section and course instructor, all DRES requests will be handled by Prof. Ilie.

Academic Integrity: Lack of knowledge of the academic honesty policy is not a reasonable explanation for a violation.