- Basic EM theory such as Maxwell's equations, boundary
conditions, reciprocity theorem, image theorem, duality principle, and
vector and scalar potentials.
- Plane waves in free space, topics to include phase velocity,
characteristic impedance, polarization, poynting flux, wavelength,
- Greens functions (scalar). Ishimaru sections 5-1, 5-2, 5-4, 5-5,
5-6 (or Balanis Chapter 14). 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. Solutions for both bounded and unbounded cases.
- Basic ideas of Moment Method. 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 and inhomogeneous media. Ishimaru
3-7, 3-13, 3-14
- Waveguides and cavities in both rectangular and circular
geometry. TEM, TE and TM waves, eigenvalues and eigenfunctions,
dispersion, velocities, and losses.
- Time- and frequency-domain analysis of transmission line
phenomena. characteristic impedance; reflection coefficient; open, short
and complex loads; standing waves; impedance transformation;
quarter-wave and half-wave circuits; Smith Charts; loss on TL;
applications of TL models and solutions.