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This calendar shows the topics covered during lectures (L) and recitations (R), along with the assigned readings for each session. The reading assignments are from the course textbook, Electromagnetic Waves. by Staelin, Morgenthaler, and Kong, as well as from the lecture and recitation notes.

6.013 - Electromagnetics and Applications
Fall 2002

Wireless Communications


SES # TOPICS LEC # / REC # READINGS
1 Review of vectors, ∇, ×, •, e, steradians, etc. R1 Appdx A,B
2 Conservation of energy, power, G(θ,Φ), Ae, Rr, VTh, r.f. links L1 (PDF) L1 Notes (PDF)
3 RF link examples, square-law detectors, E = hf, optical examples R2 (PDF) R2 Notes (PDF)
4 Maxwell's equations (t), E, H, uniform plane waves; DEMO UPW movie L2 (PDF) 1.1-3
5 Poynting Theorem derivation (time), UPW example R3 1.6
6 Radiation by charges p, current J: static, dynamic (t); DEMO dipole video L3 (PDF) 2.1-2
7 Complex numbers, phasors, Maxwell's equations, Poynting theorem, radiation R4 Apdx A, 1.6, 2.2
8 Radiation by current elements, near & far fields, patterns; DEMO array movies L4 (PDF) 2.3, 9.2<414
9 Radiation by arrays, slits (r.f. and optical), G(θ) R5 2.4, 9.4<428
10 Receiving antennas: VTh induced in dipoles and loops; d<< λ/2Π, G = 4Π A/λ2, mirror images L5 (PDF) 9.4 p430-6, 9.5
11 Diffraction from apertures (transmission and reception) R6 9.8 <> 474-5
12 Examples: arrays, frequency reuse, satellites, multipath; DEMO laser diffraction L6 (PDF) L6 Notes (PDF)
13 Link examples: communications R7 9.4 p430-6(9.7)9.8

Media and Boundaries

SES # TOPICS LEC # / REC # READINGS
14 Electromagnetic fields in media, uniaxial media, QWP; DEMO stressed media L7 (PDF) 3.1-3
15 Plasmas, lossy media, skin depth R8 3.4, 3.6<103
16 Integral Maxwell's equations, boundary conditions, σ = ∞ DEMO waves-in-media movies L8 (PDF) 4.1-2<132
17 Examples: media, communications links involving media. Derive vp, vg for 2 sines R9 3.5
18 k•r, phase matching, NUPW, Snell's law, DEMOS: laser and prism; dispersion movies L9 (PDF) 4.3<151
19 TE at planar boundary, TM by duality, Brewster's angle; DEMO Brewster's angle R10 4.3

Circuits

SES # TOPICS LEC # / REC # READINGS
20 Kirchoff's current, voltage laws, electroquasistatics, relaxation L10 (PDF) L10 Notes (PDF), 3.4<88;95-6
21 Poisson, superposition; examples, resistors R, capacitors C R11 Rec 11 notes (PDF), 4.2R<9
22 Inductors: wires, solenoidal, toroidal, L, R, Q; DEMO 8.2.1 H  near solenoid L11 (PDF) L11 Notes (PDF)
23 Transformers: air, iron, imperfect coupling, B-H curves, memory; DEMO 1.6.1, 9.4.1 R12 L11 Notes (PDF), other
24 HOLIDAY - NO CLASS   -          -
25 QUIZ REVIEW (up through Session 19)   -          -
- QUIZ 1 (Covers through Session 19)   -          -

Motors, Generators, MEMS, and Power Transmission

SES # TOPICS LEC # / REC # READINGS
26 Lorentz forces on e-beams, C plates, force from ∂w/ ∂z; generators and sensors R13 R13 notes (PDF)
27 Magnetic forces: electron optics, motors and generators, Hall effect DEMO E/H force movie L12 (PDF) L12 notes (PDF)
28 Examples: force via system energy derivatives, motors, generators R14 R14 notes
29 Reluctance motors, permanent magnets, wave forces L13 (PDF) L13 notes (PDF)
30 Solenoids; examples of electric and magnetic forces, motors and generators R15 L12-3 notes

Limits to Computation Speed

SES # TOPICS LEC # / REC # READINGS
31 Device and line delays; TEM parallel-plate line, telegraphers' eqn.; DEMO fluorescent L14 (PDF) 5.1-2
32 TEM transients, graphical solution R16 5.5, 6.5<267
33 Transients: Thevenin equivalent; L, C, diode loads; DEMO transient movies L15 (PDF) 6.5, 267-273
34 Transients: initial conditions, analytic expressions, examples R17 6.5>273

Microwave Communications, Radar

SES # TOPICS LEC # / REC # READINGS
35 Applications, Generalized TEM line, Z(z) DEMO Z(z)=f(Zo) movie (+ Smith) L16 (PDF) L16 notes, 6.1
36 Gamma plane, Smith chart, VSWR R18 6.3<243
37 Smith chart, Yn(z), λ/4 transformer, stub tuner; DEMO movie V, I(z,t) λ/4, stubs + Smith L17 (PDF) 6.3>243
38 RLC resonators, series, parallel, Δω, a, QL, QI, QE, coupling R19 8.4
39 TEM resonators, we(t), wm(t), Q, Δω, examples DEMO V,I(z,t), W(z,t), coupled; movie L18 (PDF) 8.5
40 QUIZ REVIEW   -      -
- QUIZ 2   -      -
41 TE, TM parallel plate waveguide, kx, ky, E, H, λg DEMO movies R20 7.1
42 TE10 mode, system examples, radar, remote sensing  DEMO Js(x,z), etc. movie L19 (PDF - 1 MB) 7.4, p450-2
43 Examples: TEM tuning and resonators R21 8.5

Acoustics

SES # TOPICS LEC # / REC # READINGS
44 Acoustic waves, boundary conditions, reflections, and waveguides DEMO p, u(x,z,t) movie L20 (PDF) 10.1-2,4,6
45 Acoustic transmission lines, matching, examples R22 10.5
46 Acoustic resonators and antennas DEMO: keys L21 (PDF - 1 MB 10.7-9
47 Acoustic examples R23 10

Optical Communications

SES # TOPICS LEC # / REC # READINGS
48 Fiber optics, applications, dielectric slab waveguide DEMO: μW fiber L22 (PDF) L22 notes (PDF), 7.2
49 Passive optical devices R24 R24 notes (PDF)
50 Lasers DEMO 4-level laser movie L23 (PDF) L23 notes (PDF)
51 Examples, optical components and systems R25 R25 notes (PDF)
52 Course philosophy, resonator perturbations and speech generation DEMO: acoustic box L24 (PDF) L24 notes (PDF)8.7,10.7
53 Review of 6.013, emphasizing material after Quiz 2   -     -