Course Details

ELE 725 Analytical Methods in Electromagnetics
2020-2021 Spring term information

The course is not open this term

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Prof. Dr. Adnan Köksal 
Course objective- understand the fundamental theorems of electromagnetics. - be able to carry out modal analysis using plane wave functions.- be able to carry out modal analysis using cylindrical wave functions.- be able to carry out modal analysis using spherical wave functions.- be able to carry out wave transformations. 
Learning outcomes
  1. Understand modal expansion concepts of electromagnetics,
  2. Model the problem s/he encounters using modal expansion theory,
  3. Know which method s/he can use to solve the problem s/he established, know the advantages and disadvantages of the method,
  4. Apply the techniques s/he learnt in class in her/his further studies,
  5. Be prepared to follow and understand advanced up-to-date electromagnetics methods.
Course Content ˇ Fundamental theorems and concepts. ˇ Plane wave functions. Modal expansion using plane wave functions. ˇ Analysis of rectangular waveguide discontinuities using modal expansion. ˇ Cylindrical wave functions. Modal expansion in cylindrical coordinates. ˇ Spherical wave functions. Modal expansion in spherical coordinates. ˇ Analysis of radiation and scattering from cylindrical and spherical structures. ˇ Wave transformations. 
References1) Roger F. Harrington, ?Time Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields?, McGraw Hill, 1961.
2) Advanced Engineerin Electromagnetics, Constantine A. Balanis, John Wiley & Sons, 1989. 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Introduction.
Week 2Maxwell?s equations. Source Concepts.
Week 3Poynting vector, power balance equation in integral and differential form.
Week 4Equivalence principle. Induction equivalence.
Week 5Reciprocity. Integral equations.
Week 6Construction of solutions to wave equation.
Week 7Plane wave functions.
Week 8Modal expansion using plane wave functions.
Week 9Analysis of rectangular waveguide discontinuities using modal expansion.
Week 10Midterm Exam
Week 11Cylindrical wave functions.Modal expansion in cylindrical coordinates.
Week 12Spherical wave functions.Modal expansion in spherical coordinates.
Week 13Analysis of radiation and scattering from cylindrical and spherical structures.
Week 14Wave transformations.
Week 15Final Exam
Week 16Final Exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes060
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes040

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)1410140
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment51260
Midterms (Study duration)12828
Final Exam (Study duration) 13030
Total Workload3583300

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.   X 
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.   X 
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.  X  
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project.  X  
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.X    
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.  X  
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English. X   
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them. X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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