EECS 230: Electromagnetics I

EECS 230 is an introductory electromagnetic/optics course. It covers transmission lines, electrostatics, magnetostatics, and touches upon time-varying fields. Students learn the fundamentals of wave propagation and high speed interconnect modeling through transmission-line analysis. Electrostatics and magnetostatics cover the underlying principles behind common electrical/electronics systems such as energy storage (eg. capacitor banks) and data storage (eg. magnetic recording) devices, and flat panel LCD displays. The study of time-varying fields explains the operation of wireless energy transfer (witricity), motors (electric drive transportation) and generators (eg. wind turbines and regenerative braking systems).

Lab 1: Transmission Line Basics
Lab 2: The Smith Chart
Lab 3: Magnetically Coupled Circuits
Lab 4: Shielded Loop Resonators
Lab 5: Couples Resonators
Lab 6: Impedance Matching

Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics (7th Edition), Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Umberto Ravaioli. Pearson, USA, 2015.

Chapter 1: Introduction: Waves and Phasors
Chapter 2: Transmission Lines
Chapter 3: Vector Analysis
Chapter 4: Electrostatics
Chapter 5: Magnetostatics
Chapter 6: Maxwell’s Equations for Time-Varying Fields

Variety of applications of electromagnetics including LCD screens, radio, sensors, and radar