ECE 259H1S: Electromagnetism
Division of Engineering Science,
Winter 20112016
The fundamental laws of electromagnetics are covered; including Coulomb's law, Gauss’ law, Poisson's and Laplace's equations,
the BiotSavart’s law, Ampere's law, Faraday's law, and Maxwell's equations. Vector calculus is applied to determine the relationship between
the electric and magnetic fields and their sources (charges and currents). Fieldmatter interaction is studied, including polarization in
dielectric materials and magnetization in magnetic materials. Circuit elements such as the resistor, capacitor and inductor are introduced from an
electromagnetic point of view. Other topics include: electric and magnetic forces, the electric potential, capacitance and inductance, electric and
magnetic energy, magnetic circuits, boundaryvalue problems and transmissionlines.
ECE 357H1S: Electromagnetic Fields
Division of Engineering Science,
Winter 2007, 2008, 2009
An introduction to transmissionline theory: voltage and current waves, characteristic
impedance, reflections from the load and source, transients, the Smith chart, impedance matching.
Fundamentals of electromagnetic theory: Maxwell's equations, scalar and vector potentials,
boundary conditions, electric and magnetic field wave equations and their solutions. Planewave
propagation, reflection and transmission at boundaries, TEM and TE/TM waves, metallic, dielectric
and planar waveguides, optical fibers, cavity resonators, antennas and antenna arrays.
ECE 320H1S: Fields and Waves
Fall 2014, 20162018
An introduction to transmissionline theory: voltage and current waves, characteristic
impedance, reflections from the load and source, transients, the Smith chart, impedance matching.
Fundamentals of electromagnetic theory: Maxwell's equations, scalar and vector potentials,
boundary conditions, electric and magnetic field wave equations and their solutions. Planewave
propagation, reflection and transmission at boundaries, TEM and TE/TM waves, metallic, dielectric
and planar waveguides, optical fibers, cavity resonators, antennas and antenna arrays.
ECE 110H1 S: Electrical Fundamentals
Winter 2008
Introduction to the physics of electricity and magnetism; elementary circuit concepts.
ECE 221H1 S: Electric and Magnetic Fields
Winter 2004, 2005, 2009, 2016
The theory of electromagnetism is presented in terms of Maxwell's equations. The equations are
applied to electrostatic and magnetostatic problems, with and without material media. Simple
analytic and numerical solutions of Laplace's and Poisson's equations (in cartesian, cylindrical and
spherical coordinate systems) are presented.
ECE 422H1 S: Radio and Microwave Wireless Systems
Winter 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2018, 2019
Analysis and design of systems employing radio waves, covering both the underlying electromagnetics and the overall
system performance aspects such as signaltonoise ratios. Transmission/reception phenomena include: electromagnetic
wave radiation and polarization; elementary and linear dipoles; directivity, gain, efficiency; integrated,
phasedarray and aperture antennas; beamsteering; Friis transmission formula. Propagation phenomena include:
diffraction and wave propagation over obstacles; multipath propagation in urban environments; atmospheric and
ionospheric effects. Receiver design aspects include: receiver figures of merit, noise in cascaded systems, noise
figure, and noise temperature. System examples are: fixed wireless access; mobile and personal communication
systems; wireless cellular concepts; satellite communications; radar; radiometric receivers and radio astronomy.
ECE 1252H: Introduction to Computational Electrodynamics
Winter 2003; Fall 2004, 2006, 2008; Winter 2011; Fall 2011, 2017, 2018
Introduction to computational methods for the solution of operator problems, in microwave, millimeter wave and optical engineering.
Emphasis is given in the Finite Difference Time Domain method (FDTD), by providing a thorough study of such concepts as order of accuracy,
stability, dispersion and error propagation.Applications to electromagnetic problems (including modeling of complex media and metamaterials,
antennas and integrated circuits) are presented.
ECE 1228H: Electromagnetic Theory
Fall 2007
Fundamentals: Maxwell's equations, constitutive relations and boundary conditions, wave polarization. Field representations: potentials,
Green's functions and integral equations. Theorems and concepts: duality, uniqueness, images, equivalence, reciprocity. Plane, cylindrical
and spherical waves and waveguides. Radiation and scattering.
Prerequisites: ECE 320 or ECE 357.
ECE 1229H: Advanced Antenna Theory
Fall 2003, Fall 2005
As a result of the spectacular growth in the wireless industry in recent years, research and development activity in antenna technology is
more vibrant and exciting than ever. New emerging technologies include antennas for cellular mobile communications, vehicle mounted antennas, phased
arrays, low profile and integrated antennas, antenna miniaturization, adaptive "smart" antennas and so on. This course provides a solid background
required for any serious research work in antenna engineering for wireless applications, covering wire, resonant and aperture antennas such as
dipole/monopole antennas, microstrip patch and slot antennas, horns (waveguide and integrated), lenses, parabolic reflectors. Antenna miniaturization and
substrate engineering for integrated antenna design is discussed.
