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ELE 625 Analytical Methods in Electromagnetics
2016-2017 Spring term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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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 objectiveStudents successfully completing this course is expected to: - 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 Contentˇ Fundamental theorems and concepts. ˇ Plane wave functions. Modal expansion using plane wave functions. ˇ Analysis of rectangular waveguide discontinuities using modal expansion. Cylindrical wave functions. Modal expansion in cylindrical coordinates. ˇ Spherical wave functions. Modal expansion in spherical coordinates. Analysis of radiation and scattering from cylindrical and spherical structures. 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)14684
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment51260
Midterms (Study duration)12727
Final Exam (Study duration) 12727
Total Workload3575240

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has general and detailed knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in addition to the required fundamental knowledge.   X 
2. Solves complex engineering problems which require high level of analysis and synthesis skills using theoretical and experimental knowledge in mathematics, sciences and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.   X 
3. Follows and interprets scientific literature and uses them efficiently for the solution of engineering problems.  X  
4. Designs and runs research projects, analyzes and interprets the results.X    
5. Designs, plans, and manages high level research projects; leads multidiciplinary projects.  X  
6. Produces novel solutions for problems. X   
7. Can analyze and interpret complex or missing data and use this skill in multidiciplinary projects. X   
8. Follows technological developments, improves him/herself , easily adapts to new conditions.   X  
9. Is aware of ethical, social and environmental impacts of his/her work.X    
10. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral form effectively; uses English effectively  X  

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

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