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MATHEMATICAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
ELECTROMAGNETISM
INP5070424, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MATHEMATICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA MATEMATICA (Ord. 2015)
IN2191, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track MATHEMATICAL MODELLING FOR ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTROMAGNETISM
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANTONIO DANIELE CAPOBIANCO ING-INF/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/02 Electromagnetic Fields 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None.
Target skills and knowledge: This course provides in depth coverage of all aspects of electromagnetics, with a focus on field and wave propagation. The course will focus on the more practical aspects of E-M theory, with application examples taken from lessons as well as from other references.
Examination methods: Final examination based on homeworks and oral examination.
Assessment criteria: Critical knowledge of the course topics. Ability to present the studied material.
Course unit contents: The specific subjects covered will be:

Basic equations for electromagnetic fields
- Maxwell's equations
- Charge continuity equation
- Constitutive relations
- Continuity conditions
- The Helmholtz equation
- Magnetic vector potential

Polarization
- Steinmetz representation of time-harmonic vectors
- Properties of time-harmonic vectors
- Properties of the complex vectors

General theorems
- Poynting's theorem
- Uniqueness theorem
- Reciprocity theorem
- Spatial symmetries: the image theorem

Plane waves in isotropic media
- Solution of the homogeneous Helmholtz equation
- Plane waves: terminology and classification
- Traveling waves. Phase velocity
- Poynting vector and wave impedance
- Refection and refraction of plane waves
- Fresnel formulas
- Total reflection
- Refection on the surface of a good conductor

Numerical methods for electromagnetics
- The Finite Element Method
- The Beam Propagation Method
- The Finite Difference in the Time Domain method

Waveguides with conducting walls
- Homogeneously filled cylindrical structures
- Waveguides with ideal conducting walls
- Rectangular waveguides
- Circular waveguides and coaxial cables

Fundamentals of antenna theory
- Equivalent dipole moment of an extended source
- Far field approximations
- Short electric-current element
- Thin linear antennas
- Half-wavelength antenna
- Characterization of antennas: effective length, directivity, gain, input impedance
- Behavior of receiving antennas: reciprocity, effective area
- The Friis formula
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lecture supported by exercises and software laboratory activities.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes and reference books will be given by the lecturer.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Carlo G. Someda, Electromagnetic Waves. London: CRC Press, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo