Course Description: 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.
Catalog Data: Course Code: EE_312
Course Title: Electromagnetic Field theory
Credit Hours: 3
Course Designation: Core
No of Sessions per week: 2 (Total 32 sessions)
Session Duration: 90 min
Compulsory/Elective Compulsory (Breadth)
Catalog Description: EE_312 Electromagnetic Field Theory, Credits (3)
Vector algebra, coordinate systems and transformations, vector calculus, electrostatic fields in materials, electrostatic boundary value problems, resistance and capacitance calculation Magneto static fields, magneto static fields and materials, inductance calculation. Faraday’s Law, displacement current and Maxwell’s equation.
Prerequisite: Calculus, Differential Equations, Analytical Geometry
Prerequisites by Topics: NIL
Corequisite: NIL
Textbook: William Hayt and John A. Buck, “Engineering Electromagnetics”, 8th edition, (McGraw Hill Education, (2011))
References:
Program Learning Outcome: This course is designed in conjunction with the following PLOs.
PLO 1. Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
Course Learning Outcome (CLO): Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
CLO 1. Describe the basic vector algebra and calculus, orthonormal and nonorthonormal coordinate systems, introduces the concepts of gradients, divergence and curl operations [Congnitive2] CLO 2. Analyze the theory of electrostatics in general and apply them in various situations. [Congnitive4] CLO 3. Analyze the theory of magnetostatics in general and apply them in various situations. [Congnitive4]
[Congnitive2] 
Mapping of CLOs to PLOs and Learning Domains:
Course Learning Outcome 
Program Learning Outcome 
Learning Domain 
CLO1 
PLO1 
Cognitive 2 (Understand) 
CLO2 
PLO1 
Cognitive 4 (Analyze) 
CLO3 
PLO1 
Cognitive 4 (Analyze) 
CLO4 
PLO1 
Cognitive 2 (Understand) 
Course Professional Outcome/ Industrial Usage:
Industrial Applications Starting from small control instruments to the large power equipments, the electromagnetism is used at least at one stage of their working. Generators and motors dominate in most of the industries which are the primary power source and driving systems respectively.
Course Outline and Sessions Breakdown:
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage 
Vector analysis 
6 hours 

Coulombs law and electric field intensity 
6 hours 

Gauss’s law, flux density and divergence 
6 hours 

Energy and potential 
6 hours 

Electrostatic fields and materials, boundary value problems 
6 hours 

Capacitance, Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations 
3 hours 

Magnetostatic fields 
6 hours 

Magnetostatic fields and materials, inductance calculation 
6 hours 

Timevarying fields and Maxwell’s equations 
3 hours 

Program learning outcomes and how they are covered by specific course outcomes

Detailed Contents 
CLO 
PLO 

Vector algebra, Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems

CLO1 
PLO1 

Relationship between different coordinate systems, Transformation of vectors

CLO1 
PLO1 

Coulombs law and electric field intensity 
CLO1 
PLO1 

Electric field due to different charge distributions 
CLO1 
PLO1 

Electric field arising from an infinite line and sheet of charges with examples 
CLO1 
PLO1 

Electric flux density, Gauss’s law 
CLO1 
PLO1 

Applications of Gauss’s law 
CLO1 
PLO1 

Divergence and divergence theorem, Maxwell’s first Equation 
CLO1 
PLO1 

Work done, Potential difference and absolute potential 
CLO2 
PLO1 

Potential field due to different charge distributions 
CLO2 
PLO1 

Potential gradient, Electric dipole, Energy density 
CLO2 
PLO1 

Continuity of current, OHM’s law 
CLO2 
PLO1 

Polarization of dielectric materials 
CLO2 
PLO1 

Boundary conditions for conductor and dielectric materials 
CLO2 
PLO1 

Capacitance calculation of parallel plate and two wire line using boundary conditions 
CLO2 
PLO1 

Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations with examples 
CLO2 
PLO1 

BiotSavart and Ampere’s circuital laws 
CLO3 
PLO1 

Curl and stokes’ theorem 
CLO3 
PLO1 

Magnetic flux density, Scalar and vector magnetic Potentials 
CLO3 
PLO1 

Steady magnetic field laws 
CLO3 
PLO1 

Forces and torques on current carrying conductors 
CLO3 
PLO1 

Nature of Magnetic materials and boundary conditions 
CLO3 
PLO1 

Magnetic circuit, Potential energy and forces on magnetic materials 
CLO3 
PLO1 

Inductance and mutual inductance 
CLO3 
PLO1 

Faraday’s law and displacement current 
CLO4 
PLO1 

Maxwell’s Equations in point and integral form, The Retarded potentials 
CLO4 
PLO1 

Computer Usage: Not applicable unless otherwise stated.
Projects /Design Activities: Students will be asked to solve an engineering problem from perspective of electromagnetic field theory
Evaluation Criteria: \
1. Assignments 10%
2. Quizzes 20%
3. MidTerm Exam 20%
4. Final Exam 50%
Policies:
Mapping of CLOs with Assessment Methods:
CLOs/Assessment 
CLO1 
CLO2 
CLO3 
CLO4 
Assignments 



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Quizzes 
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