FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
BEI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
COURSE EE 321 – Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields  summer, 2000
INSTRUCTOR Jeffrey N. Denenberg
Phone: (203)2681021 
Efax: (978) 3597977 
INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANCE Tues. & Wed. 5:00  6:00, Th. 5:30  8:30 (McA)
CLASS HOURS 4 hours per week starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Electric and Magnetic fields are developed and studied through the use of vector calculus. Techniques for the computation of static electric fields and capacitance for different charge distribution geometries are outlined. .
EE
320,“Vector Analysis”, (or equivalent):
The student should be familiar with Vectors, Differential
Equations, and Cartesian/Cylindrical/Spherical coordinate systems.
The student should also be able to solve problems using computer
software such as, Excel, MathCAD or MatLab and must have access to the
Internet.
1. Objective: To become familiar with the fundamentals of
Static Electromagnetic Fields.
Learning Outcome: The student will know how to develop field equations starting
from a basic knowledge of Maxwell’s Equations..
3. Objective: To understand how to analyze force fields in
different conductor and current geometries
Learning Outcome: The student will know how to analyze and simulate the field
distributions in a given configuration.
TEXT BOOK “Engineering
Electromagnetics”, William H. Hayt, McGraw Hill
ISBN 0070274061
REFERENCE “Introduction to Electrodynamics”, David J. Griffiths, PrenticeHall, ISBN 013805326X
SOFTWARE The student should have access to EXCEL, MathCAD or MatLab and the Internet.
The student is expected to attend all of the scheduled classes if for some reason the student can not make a class the Instructor should be contacted in advance, if possible, to arrange to turn in classwork and to get assignments for following class. The course will include homework problems, two exams and a comprehensive final. The student is expected to turn in all work on time.
SESSION 


No. 
Date 
Topic 
Reference 
1a 
5/24/2000 
Vector Algebra, Cartesian Coordinates, and Vector
Fields (Review) 
1.11.5, iq.orst.edu/mathsg/vcalc/vcalc.html 
1b 

Dot/cross products, Cylindrical/Spherical
Coordinates, and Coordinate Transformations 
1.61.9 
2 
5/31/2000 
Coulomb’s Law, Field Intensity, and Fields due to
Point Charges 
2.1  2.3,
www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/waves_particles/ 
2b 

Continuous Line and Sheet Charges, Field Streamlines 
2.4  2.6 
3a 
6/7/2000 
Q&A. 

3b 

Flux Density and Gauss’s Law 
3.13.4 
4a 
6/14/2000 
Review Exam 1 

4b 

Maxwell’s Electrostatic Equation, Divergence Theorem 
3.53.7 
5a 
6/21/2000 
Charge in Electric Fields, Conservative Fields 
4.14.5 
5b 

Potential Gradients and Energy Density 
4.64.8 
6a 
6/28/2000 
Conductors and Current Flow 
5.15.6 
6b 

Dielectrics and Capacitance 
5.75.11 
7a 
7/05/2000 
Q&A. 

7b 

Poison’s and LaPlace’s Equations 
7.17.4 
8a 
7/12/2000 
Review Exam 2 

8b 

Intro to Static Magnetic Fields 
8.18.4 
9a 
7/19/2000 
Static Magnetic Fields (cont.) 
8.58.7 
9b 

Magnetic Interactions and Inductance 
9.19.10 
10a 
7/26/2000 
Q&A 

10b 

Review 
Ch. 15, 79 
11 
8/02/2000 
Final Exam (Comprehensive) 

GRADING
Exams 1 and 2 
25% each 
Final Exam 

Class Participation 
10% 