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Spring 2016-2017
ELE 351   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Electromagnetic Field Theory and Physical Optics

Claire F. Gmachl

This course provides the students with a broad and solid background in electromagnetics, including both statics and dynamics, as described by Maxwell's equations. Fundamental concepts of diffraction theory, Fourier optics, polarization of light, and geometrical optics will be discussed. Emphasis is on engineering principles, and applications will be discussed throughout. Examples include cavities, waveguides, antennas, fiber optic communications, and imaging.

Sample reading list:
Saleh, Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics
E. Hecht, Optics
Fawwaz Ulaby, Eric Michielssen, Umberto Ravaioli, Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics
David K. Cheng, Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics
I. D. Kraus and D. A. Fleisch, Electromagnetics with Application
N. N. Rao, Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Homework problem sets approximately every 10 days.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 103 and PHY 104 or equivalent.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43041 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Computer Science Building   102   Enrolled:7 Limit:30