This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
EI7476 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||75 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Field solutions by Green's functions;
Orthogonal series representations of Green's functions;
Solution of the Laplace-/Helmholtz equation in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates;
Dyadic Green's functions and vector Huygens principle; Surface and volume integral equation formulations of radiation and scattering problems;
Vector wave solutions in Cartesian and spherical coordinates: Mie series solutions;
Dyadic Green's functions in planar multilayered media:
The spectral domain immitance approach, transmission line representation, Sommerfeld integral representation, Michalski's mixed potential representation, dipole over a halfspace (earth), surface waves and lateral waves;
Basics of Variational Calculus;
Asymptotic expansion of radiation integrals: Method of Stationary Phase, saddle points and the nethod of steepest descent;
The Multilevel Fast Multipole Method and hierarchical field representations;
The successful participation in the following modules is recommended:
- Technische Felder und Wellen
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Mon, 08:45–09:30, N4512
Thu, 11:30–13:00, N4512
Mon, 09:45–11:15, N4512
Learning and Teaching Methods
In addition to the individual methods of the students, consolidated knowledge is aspired by repeated lessons in excercises and tutorials.
During the lectures students are instructed in a teacher-centered style. The tutorials are held in a student-centered style. The students are expected to give tutorials themselves.
- Lecture documents
- Tutorial problems and solutions
- Project work including presentations
- Chew, W.C.: Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media,IEEE Press, 1995
- Jackson, J.D.: Classical Electrodynamics, Wiley, 1962
- Tai, C.-T.: Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetic Theory, IEEE Press, 1994
- Senior, T.B.A., Volakis, J.L.: Approximate Boundary Conditions in Electromagnetics, IEE Series on Electromagnetic Waves, 1995
- Collin, R.E.: Field Theory of Guided Waves, IEEE Press, 1991
- Felsen, L.B., Marcuvitz, N.: Radiation and Scattering of Waves, IEEE Press, 1994
Description of exams and course work
In the oral examination, students demonstrate by answering questions under time pressure and without helping material the theoretical knowledge of advanced methods for the solution of electrostatic as well as acoustic and electromagnetic field and wave problems. By describing solution concepts for particular field problems, they demonstrate the understanding of the relevant solution principles.
During the semester, students get the opportunity to participate in voluntary project tasks, in which they can solve different field problems in more detail. These project tasks can be used to improve the final grade.
The final grade consists of the grade of the written exam (100%).
Each of the overal grades for the project and homeworks tasks will count with 20% of the final grade, if the average grade of the written exam (60%), of the homework grade (20%) and of the project task grade (20%) will lead to an improvement of the grade.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.