Plane waves in free space, topics to include phase velocity,
characteristic impedance, polarization, poynting flux, wavelength,
frequency relations.
Greens functions (scalar). Ishimaru sections 5-1, 5-2, 5-4, 5-5,
5-6 Be able to describe the application of greens function, as well as
the steps used to create them. In particular, be able to demonstrate
their literal construction for 1D problems.
method of moments. Ishimaru 18-1, 18-2, and many other
references. Be able to describe the formulation of a Moment Method
problem, describing the steps by which one approximates the solution of
an integral equation by converting it to an equivalent matrix
equation.
Waves in layered structures. Ishimaru 3-7
Waves in inhomogeneous media. Ishimaru 3-13, 3-14
elementary lossless transmission line phenomena. characteristic
impedance; reflection coefficient; open and short lines; standing waves;
impedance transformation; quarter-wave and half-wave circuits; Smith
Charts. see Ulaby chapter 2 (EE361 text)