Course description: Starting from first principles, the basics of electrostatic and magnetostatic field theory will be derived. The field distribution in multiple different geometries will be discussed in terms of boundary value problems and green’s functions. Energy and momentum relationships will also be derived along with a discussion of potential applications in a variety of science and engineering disciplines. Maxwell’s equations will then be discussed, and the relationships for transmission/reflection will be derived for conductive and non-conductive boundaries. First, the solutions for plane waves will be derived, followed by the solutions for point sources. The course will conclude with a discussion of the basic axioms of antenna theory.
Credit hours: 3 credits