EECS 180B Engineering Electromagnetics II (2014-2015)

EECS 180B Engineering Electromagnetics II

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 180B Engineering Electromagnetics II (Credit Units: 4) Time-varying electromagnetic fields, plane waves, polarization, guidance of waves like rectangular waveguides and microstrips, optical fibers, resonant cavities, skin effects and losses, spherical waves, radiation and reception of waves, antenna basics. Prerequisite: EECS180A. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0073380667.

Recommended Textbook:
Chen S. Tsai
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC e, EAC h, EAC j, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand the telegrapher wave equations, and how to apply them to transmission line and waveguide systems. (EAC a, EAC e, EAC h, EAC j, EAC k)

2. Describe the steps involved in the design, implementation and characterization of microwave filters. (EAC a, EAC e, EAC h, EAC j, EAC k)

3. Describe how computer tools are used to design microwave filters. (EAC a, EAC e, EAC h, EAC j, EAC k)

Prerequisites by Topic

Understanding of Maxwell’s equations applied to static electric and magnetic fields.

Lecture Topics:
  • Time-varying electromagnetic fields
  • Plane and spherical waves
  • Polarized waves
  • Waveguides and Microstrips
  • Optical fibers
  • Resonant cavities
  • Skin effects and losses
  • Antenna basics
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

HP Advanced Design System

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Major Design experience in Electrical Engineering degree.

Design Content Description

The design methodologies of microstrip-based microwave filters will be the emphasis of the class.

Lectures: 90%
Laboratory Portion: 10%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Midterm Exam: 40%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
January 10, 2012
Approved Effective:
2012 Fall Qtr