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Course Detail

Course Name Electromagnetic Theory
Course Code 15EEE203
Program B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Semester Three
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Vectors and co-ordinate systems: Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical co-ordinate systems- scalar and vector fields.

Electric and Magnetic fields: line, surface and volume integrals – Coulomb’s law – Gauss’s law – Biot-Savart’s law – Ampere’s circuital law – applications – boundary conditions for electric and magnetic fields – Lorentz force equation.

Unit 2

Maxwell’s equations: gradient, curl and divergence – Maxwell’s equation in integral form – Law of conservation of charge – Maxwell’s equation in differential form – continuity equation – boundary condition for electromagnetic fields.

Electric potential – Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations – capacitance – energy stored – magnetic scalar and vector potentials – magnetic circuits – inductance – energy stored-conductance.

Unit 3

Uniform plane waves and sinusoidally varying waves in time domain and in free space – polarization – power flow and Poynting vector – wave parameters – plane waves in material media – skin effect – reflection and transmission of uniform plane waves – normal and oblique incidence in conductor and dielectric interfaces.

Text Books

  • N. Narayana Rao, “Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics”, Sixth Edition, Pearson Education, 2006.


  • David K. Cheng, “Field and Wave Electromagnetics”, Second Edition, Pearson Education, 2002.
  • William H. Hayt, John A. Buck, “Engineering Electromagnetics”, Seventh Edition, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, 2007.
  • Sadiku, “Elements of Electromagnetics”, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2014.

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