RTR307 Electrodynamics and Vector Analysis

Code RTR307
Name Electrodynamics and Vector Analysis
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Faculty Department of Fundamentals of Electronics
Academic staff Jānis Semeņako, Dmitrijs Puriševs, Tatjana Solovjova, Romāns Kušņins
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Charges and currents. Electromagnetic field vectors. The application of vector analysis in field theory. The fundamental laws of electromagnetic field theory. Maxwell's equations in differential and integral form and their physical interpretation. Static and stationary fields. .
The propagation of electromagnetic waves in homogeneous medium. Boundary conditions and boundary problems. The radiation and excitation of electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic waves in the simplest transmission lines. Waveguides and optical fibers. Propagation of radio waves in the real area. Ground waves. Waves in atmosphere (troposphere, ionosphere) and aerospace. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To acquire knowledge about basic principles and fundamental rules of the electromagnetic field and waves propagation in homogeneous media, transmission lines, waveguides and nature, as well as about fields created by elemental dipole radiators. To develop skills in using the vector analysis to solve problems of electrodynamics.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to use vector analysis to solve problems of electrodynamics. - Home assigments,examination
To know basic principles and fundamental rules. - Defending of lab works,examination
To be able to calculate the propagation of waves in various homogeneous media and to calculate reflected and transmitted fields in the case when the wave encounters the plane interface of two various media. - Home assigment,examination
To be able to calculate the propagation of waves in transmission lines, the radiation of electric and magnetic dipoles and explain obtained results. - Home assigment,examination
To be able to explain the propagation of electromagnetic waves in nature. - Examination
To be able to deal with the computer programmes and equipment, which are used in the laboratory works. - Defending of lab works
Course prerequisites Topics (Mathematics): Vector algebra, Complex Numbers, Integral calculus, Differential equations, Field Theory. Topics (Physics): Electrostatics, Steady electric current, Electromagnetism. Oscillations and waves. Optics RRE 102 Electricity and Magnetism Basics of MatLab. Basic knowledge in Circuit Theory (RTR215) and Basics of Signal Theory (RTR220)

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