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Electromagnetic fields and waves DK1-01

ECTS 7 | P 45 | A 15 | L 15 | K 0 | ISVU 149735 | Academic year: 2020./2021.

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Introduce students with the laws of generating electromagnetic fields and generating and spreading electromagnetic waves. Present the procedures for analysing problems in electromagnetism.

Conditions for enrollment

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Course description

Physical fundamentals of electrical engineering in the display field theory. Basic laws of electrical and magnetic fields. Maxwell equations. Boundary conditions. Poyntings theorem and Poyntings vector - energy balance of the Electromagnetic Field. Vector and scalar EM potentials. Electrostatic field. The method of images and separation of variables. Stationary currents, Biot-Savart law, inductance and mutual inductance. Introduction to EM wave theory. Plane wave characteristics, reflection and refraction, dispersion modes, energy density, power flow, polarisation. Flat wave in a dispersive medium, attenuating waves in the conductors. Propagation of EM waves in free space. Helmholtz equation. Hertz vector. Elementary dipole. Radiation of the linear antenna. Influence of nonionizing radiation on living organisms.


Classes can be taught in a foreign language (English).

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Obligatory literature

1. 1 Bartolić, J. Mikrovalna elektronika Zagreb: Graphic, 2012.

2. 2 Balanis,C.A. Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics, 2nd Edition Wiley, 2012.

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Recommended additional literature

1. 1 E.C.Jordan, K.G.Balmain Electromagnetic waves and radiating systems Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, N.J, 1968.

2. 2 R.F. Harrington Time-harmonic electromagnetic fields McGraw-Hill, New York, 1961.

3. 3 J.Kraus Electromagnetics McGraw Hill, N.Y. 1984.

4. 4 Z.Haznadar Elektromagnetska teorija i polja Liber, Zagreb, 1972.

5. 5 E.Zentner Radiokomunikacije Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1989.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. express Maxwell equations in differential and integral form and explain them in the simplest examples

2. apply Maxwel equations to calculate fields for different configurations and dynamics of charge changes in conductive and dielectric environments

3. apply Poynting's theorem and calculate Poynting's vector for EM wave propagation problems

4. calculate the components of the flat wave electric and magnetic field at its arrival at the border - applying the boundary conditions

5. analyse linear dipole antenna radiation

6. evaluate the measured radiation patterns of different antennas

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