Electromagnetic Field Theory

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Definition of the course

Electromagnetic Theory covers the basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, motional e.m.f. and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. This is a graduate-level subject which uses appropriate mathematics but whose emphasis is on physical phenomena and principles.

Learning outcomes

  • Use different coordinate systems to explain the concept of gradient, divergence and curl of a vector.
  • Use Coulomb’s Law and Gauss Law for the evaluation of electric fields produced by different charge configurations.
  • Calculate the energy and potential due to a system of charges.
  • Explain the behaviour of an electric field across a boundary between a conductor and dielectric and between two different dielectrics.
  • Explain the behaviour of magnetic fields and magnetic materials.
  • Assess time-varying fields and propagation of waves in different media

What will Participants learn in this course?

In the past, the study of electromagnetics was primarily motivated by the requirements of military defense; however, the entire field has been rapidly shifting towards important commercial applications in high-speed communications and computing that touch everyone in their daily lives. Ultimately, this will favorably impact the economic well-being of nations such as:

  • Applications in Microcavity Laser Design
  • Applications in Ultrahigh-Speed Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Applications in High-Speed Electronics
  • The Heritage of Military Defense Applications
  • Imaging of the Human Body

Why Should I Take This Course? 

Electromagnetics (EM) is the subject related to electromagnetic fields. An electromagnetic field is comprised of interdependent electric and magnetic fields, which is the case when the fields are varying with time, that is, they are dynamic. An electric field is a force field that acts upon material bodies by virtue of its property of charge, just as a gravitational field is a force field that acts upon them by virtue of its property of mass. A magnetic field is a force field that acts upon charges in motion. EM is all around us. In simple terms, every time we turn a power switch on, every time we press a key on our computer keyboard, or every time we perform a similar action involving an everyday electrical device, EM comes into play. It is the foundation for the technologies of electrical and computer engineering, spanning the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from DC to light, from the electrically and magnetically based (electromechanics) technologies to the electronics technologies to the photonics technologies. As such, in the context of engineering education, it is fundamental to the study of electrical and computer engineering.

Target Audience

Master’s and Undergraduate students of Engineering. Especially Electrical and Computer Engineering

Who Should Take the Course?

Since this course is an elective course of the Engineering department, all engineering students can take this course, especially Electrical and Computer Engineering. (not recommended for Civil Engineers)


Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level Advanced Level
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes
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Prof. Fatemeh was born in Langroud in the north part of Iran. Prof. Mirekhtiary completed her elementary and secondary school studies in Rasht. Then, she enrolled in the Physics department of Guilan University. She graduated from this department five years later and started to work as a research assistant at the Energy and Water Institute of the Sharif University, and after two years, she completed her master’s degree and started to teach at the University of Applied Sciences in Tehran. After two years, she began her PhD studies. She completed her PhD degree in Theoretical Physics at Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus under the supervision of Prof. Dr Izzet Sakalli, and graduated on 20 May 2014.


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