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ECE 520: Electromagnetic
Waves and Radiating Systems
Spring 2020 

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Instructor:
Professor Zhen Peng Office: 5058 ECE Building
Email: zvpeng@illinois.edu Teaching assistant:
Yanan Liu Office: 5038 ECE Building
Email: yliu258@illinois.edu Lecture Schedule:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30
 13:50 3015 ECE Building
Office hour
Wednesdays 1:003:00 pm ECEB 3036 Textbook:
J. M. Jin, Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic
Fields, WileyIEEE Press; 2nd edition, 2015. References:
1. C. A. Balanis, Advanced
Engineering Electromagnetics, New York: Wiley, 1989. 2. R. F. Harrington, TimeHarmonic Electromagnetic Fields, New York: McGrawHill, 1961. 3. J. A. Kong, Electromagnetic Wave Theory (2nd Ed.),
Cambridge, MA: EMW, 2000. 4. J. A. Stratton, Electromagnetic Theory, New York: McGrawHill, 1941. Course Overview:
Field equations:
definitions of field vectors: E, B, D and H. Lorentz force relation; electrical and magnetic polarizations and
constitutive parameters; electric and magnetic currents and conductivity parameters;
boundary conditions at the interface between two media and across surface currents;
poynting theorem in real and complex forms and energy relations; complex permittivity and
permeability Electromagnetic principles and theorems:
Uniqueness theorem, reciprocity theory, image theory, equivalence principles,
induction theorem, physical optics Plane wave in homogeneous media:
reduction to vector Helmholtz equation; separation of variables; uniform and nonuniform plane
waves; wave impedance; reflection and refraction at oblique incidence; fields of
infinite current sheets; polarization properties of waves, scattering by cylinders and spheres Fields in waveguides:
dispersion; phase, group and energy velocities; attenuation; resonant cavity; inhomogeneously filled
waveguides; waveguide excitations Antennas:
dipoles; radiation patterns; approximate analysis of some antennas Prerequisite:
Introductory knowledge of
electromagnetic fields and waves at the level of ECE 450 and ECE452. 

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