This course introduces Maxwell’s equations, wave equation, vector potentials, boundary conditions and Poynting vector. Time-harmonic fields and phasor approach are introduced. The properties of freely propagating plane waves in uniform and layered media are derived, as well as waves guided by structures, including various transmission lines, hollow waveguides and dielectric waveguides. A unified treatment of wave propagation is given with general theorems and examples drawn from microwaves, integrated circuits and optics.
Prerequisites: Graduate status and EE 3604.