Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE3004 : Electromagnetic Field Theory {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Kanungo Barada Mohanty


Fundamentals of Field Theory, Maxwell’s equations, Boundary conditions in Electromagnetic Field, Energy Theorems and Pointing Vector, Electromagnetic Wave Equation in Dielectrics and Conductors, Solution of Wave equation in Cartesian Coordinates in homogeneous Dissipative and Non dissipative Regions, Waves at interface between conductors and Dielectrics. Transmission Lines: Introduction, Line Transmission Theory, Variation of Voltage and Current at distance x from the sending end, Primary Line Constant, Phase Velocity and Line wavelength, Characteristics impedance, The Propagation Coefficient, Computation of Primary constants from values of short circuit and open circuit impedances, Phase and Group velocities, Standing Waves, Lossless Lines at Radio Frequencies, Voltage Standing Wave Ratio, Reflection Coefficient, Transmission Lines as Circuit Elements, Smith Chart, Solution of problems using Smith Chart, Stub Matching.

Course Objectives

  1. To acquire the knowlede of Maxell’s equations, Faraday’s law, Gauss’s law and Ampere’s law to solve field problems
  2. To apply divergence theorem and Stoke’s theorem to solve field problems
  3. To acquire the knowledge of time varying fields and wave propagation
  4. To acquire the knowledge of transmission line from electromagnetic field point of view

Course Outcomes

1. Skill to solve all types of field problems
2. Skill in applying physical laws to solve field problems
3. Understanding electromagnetic wave propagation, reflection and transmission
4. Skill in solving transmission line problems using Smith Chart

Essential Reading

  1. M. N. O. Sadiku, Principles of Electromagnetics, Oxford University Press, New Delhi , 2009
  2. W. H. Hayt Jr. and J. A. Buck, Engineering Electromagnetics, McGraw Hill, New York , 2010

Supplementary Reading

  1. D.K. Cheng, Field and Wave Electromagnetics, Pearson Education, Singapore , 2003
  2. A. Pramanik, Electromagnetism, Vol. 1 (Theory), PHI, New Delhi , 2014