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Spring 2017-2018
* ELE 351   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Electromagnetic Field Theory and Physical Optics

Gerard Wysocki

This course should provide 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 will be on basic engineering principles, and applications will be discussed throughout. Examples include cavities, waveguides, antennas, fiber optic communications, and imaging.

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

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

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 103 and PHY 104..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42389 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Sherrerd Hall   001   Enrolled:3 Limit:30