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Course module: 202001132
Electrodynamics Theory & Antenna Project
Course info
Course module202001132
Credits (ECTS)7
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
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Lecturer W.T.E. van den Beld
Contactperson for the course W.T.E. van den Beld
Lecturer M.P. de Jong
Examiner M.P. de Jong
Academic year2020
Starting block
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You will be able to use Maxwell's classical theory of electromagnetism to describe and evaluate electromagnetic fields and waves produced by electric charges, which are accelerating (leading to emission of electromagnetic waves).
You will also be able to understand and model how accelerating charges in antennas may be used to emit (send) and absorb (receive) electromagnetic waves (information).
You will have designed, constructed and tested a sending antenna for a wireless communication device. You will have used the method of moments  to calculate electromagnetic radiation (antenna patterns and impedance).
This module part connects to the ‘EM Statics’ module part
Electrostatics and magnetostatics are combined in the field of electrodynamics, the mutual interaction of electric and magnetic fields. This forms the basis to understand optical effects and wireless communication. This knowledge will have to be used in the project team for the design and realization of an antenna that works as well as possible within the 100 MHz range.
Waves:  the wave equation and its solutions;
Electrodynamics: induction, plane waves in free space, radiation, interference, polarization, resonance in cavities, waveguides, transmission lines, phase and group velocity, pointing vector, reflection and diffraction.
Module 4
Participating study
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Required materials
R. Feynman, R. Leighton, and M. Sands, "The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume II”,
Recommended materials
R. Feynman, R. Leighton & M. Sands "The Feynman Lectures on Physics", 3 vol. 1964, 1966 (ISBN10: 0-201-02115-3 (1970 paperback 3 vol.set), ISBN10: 0-201-50064-7 (1989 commemorative hardcover 3 vol.set), ISBN10: 0-8053-9045-6
D.J. Griffiths, "Introduction to Electrodynamics" ISBN-10: 0-321-85656-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-321-85656-2
D.K. Cheng, "Field and wave electromagnetics" ISBN-10: 0-201-12819-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-201-12819-2
F. Gustrau and D. Manteuffel, "EM Modeling of Antennas and RF Components for Wireless Communication Systems" ISBN-10: 3-540-28614-4, ISBN-13: 978-3-540-28614-1
S.J. Orfanidis, "Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas" (online), Available on:
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes


Project deliverables

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