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Course Detail

Course Name Computational Electromagnetics
Course Code 19CCE203
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Semester Three
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Overview of electromagnetic systems – Elements of vector calculus – scalar field – line and surface integrals – divergence and curl of vector fields – conservative field, stokes theorem- Laplacian – Electric field potential – Gauss’s Law, potential – electric field and potential – potential energy- coefficients of potential and capacitance – Poisson and Laplace equations – solutions of Laplace equations – Dielectrics.

Unit 2

Magnetostatics – Equation of continuity – energy density – pointing theorem- force between current loop – magnetic vector potential – boundary conditions – Time varying field – Faraday’s law and induction – Maxwell’s equations and conservation of laws – angular momentum conservation – electromagnetic waves- – propagation of electromagnetic waves in different mediums- TE, TM and hybrid modes – introduction to waveguide structures.

Unit 3

Historical development of computational methods – Introduction to numerical methods – boundary conditions – error computation – method of curvilinear squares – method of moments – finite element method – Monte Carlo method – FDTD simulations – selected problems in electromagnetics using python.

Lab Component

The students will be required to implement small scale electromagnetic situations employing matlab or python


  • Matthew N.O. Sadiku& S.V. Kulkarni, “Principles of Electromagnetics”, Oxford University Press, Sixth Edition 2015, ISBN: 9780199461851.
  • Matthew N.O. Sadiku, “Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics with MATLAB”, CRC Press, 2009, eISBN: 978-1-4398-8304-4.


    • Karl E. Lonngren, Sava V. Savov, Randy J. Jost, “Fundamentals of Electromagnetics with MATLAB”, SciTech Publishing, Inc., 2007, Second Edition.
    • JaanKiusalaas, “Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python 3”, Cambridge University Press, 2013, ISBN 978-1-107-0338.

    Evaluation Pattern

    Assessment Internal External
    Periodical 1 10
    Periodical 2 10
    *Continuous Assessment (Theory) (CAT) 15
    Continuous Assessment (Lab) (CAL) 30
    End Semester 35
    *CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

Objectives and Outcomes


  • To provide the basic skills required to understand, develop, and design various engineering applications involving electromagnetic fields
  • To lay the foundations of electromagnetism and its practice in modern communications such as wireless, guided wave principles such as fiber optics and electronic electromagnetic structures

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: To understand the concept of electric and magnetic field in terms of mathematical descriptions.
  • CO2: To understand the phenomena of electromagnetic wave and its various parameters.
  • CO3: To apply the mathematical concepts for deriving the wave parameters and applications.
  • CO4: To apply and understand the electromagnetic concepts with numerical formulation

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 3 2
CO2 3 2 2
CO3 3 3 3 3 3 2
CO4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3

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