ECE 329 - Fields and Waves I
Fall 2018 

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ECE 329: Fields and Waves I


Section Time Room Instructor Office HW Box
C 11:00 AM 2017 ECEB Lara Waldrop ( 5052 ECEB 35
E 1:00 PM 2017 ECEB Raluca Ilie ( 5054 ECEB 36
X 12:00 PM 2017 ECEB Minjoo Lee ( 2258 MNTL 37



Nancy Zhao (Head TA,, Please direct all other email enquiries excluding HW) 

Shuo Liu (Head HW TA,, Please direct all HW related questions)

Yuan Cheng (

Thong Nguyen (

Dufei Wu (


Course Director: Erhan Kudeki (


Office Hours: Instructors and TAs have scheduled office hours listed in the table below, and are also available by appointment. You can attend any of the office hours regardless of the section that you are registered for. For TAs, office hours are held in the rooms noted in the table. Instructor office hours are held in their respective office. Thursday 7PM is a special tutorial session. TA will go over that week's material as well as answering your questions.







9-10 AM

Yuan Cheng

5034 ECEB

10-11 AM

Yuan Cheng

5034 ECEB


Raluca Ilie

5054 ECEB

2-3 PM

Dufei Wu

4034 ECEB

Thong Nguyen

3020 ECEB

( Change to 1-2 PM)

Minjoo Lee

2258 MNTL

Lara Waldrop

5052 ECEB

3-4 PM

Dufei Wu

4034 ECEB

Shuo Liu

3020 ECEB

4-5 PM

Nancy Zhao

3034 ECEB

Shuo Liu

3020 ECEB

5-6 PM

Nancy Zhao

3034 ECEB

7-8 PM      

(Tutorial Session)

Thong Nguyen

3020 ECEB



Lectures: Each instructor's lectures will be slightly different, but should cover the same basic material. The lecture notes that are posted below (on the course calendar) give an excellent overview of the material to be covered in that day's lecture. We encourage you to attend the lecture you are enrolled in. If you discover a lecture better suited for your schedule or the way you learn, we strongly encourage you to switch into that lecture, if possible.

Lecture Notes (~Textbook): "ECE 329 Lecture Notes on Fields & Waves", by Erhan Kudeki, 2016. Download here

Lecture Notes (~Text Slides): "ECE 329 Lecture Slides", by Lynford Goddard, 2018. Download here

Lecture Notes (~Notes): "ECE 329 Lecture Notes", by Larry Lee, 2018:cLecture 3 Notes Lecture 6 Notes Lecture 7 Notes Lecture 8 Notes Lecture 9 Notes Lecture 11 Notes Lecture 12 Notes Lecture 13 Notes Lecture 14 Notes Lecture 15 Notes Lecture 16 Notes Lecture 17 Notes Lecture 18 Notes Lecture 19 Notes Lecture 20 Notes Lecture 21 Notes Lecture 22 Notes Lecture 23 Notes : Lecture 24 Notes Lecture 26 Notes Lecture 27 Notes Lecture 28 Notes Lecture 31 Notes  Lecture 32 Notes  Lecture 33 Notes  Lecture 34 Notes  Lecture 35 Notes  Lecture 36 Notes Lecture 37 Notes  Lecture 38 Notes 

Tutorial Notes : "ECE 329 Tutorial Notes", by Thong Nguyen, 2018: Tutorial 1 Notes Tutorial 1 Solution Tutorial 2 Notes Tutorial 2 Solution Tutorial 3 Notes Tutorial 3 Solution Tutorial 4 Notes Tutorial 4 Solution Tutorial 6 Notes Tutorial 6 Solution Tutorial 7 Notes

Course Outline: Specified in Course Calendar

Supplementary Text: "Fundamentals of Electromagnetics", by N.N.Rao, 2009. Download here

Supplementary Text (not required): "Electromagnetics and Applications", by David H. Staelin, 2011. Download here

Supplementary Course Material: Summer 2012 Audio Lectures by E Kudeki Summer 2015 Video Lectures by E Kudeki Spring 2016 Lecture Notes by A Fliflet review of vector calculus list of vector identities TEM wave propagation movies time-domain TL waves AARL Smith Chart Supp Smith Chart Smith Chart (red) Smith Chart Examples Smith Chart Annotated Smith Chart Tool Smith Chart Basics Impedance Matching Summer 2016 Video Lectures by E Kudeki - Mathematica Section

Piazza: Questions about the class or course material can be posted to Piazza and a TA will answer them within 12 hours.  To enroll to ECE329 piazza use the following link : Enroll in piazza.

Homework: Will be assigned on-line on this web page and collected on Tuesdays --- completed assignments should be dropped in the ECE 329 HW Drop-Box located at the west side of ECEB on the third floor (opposite to ECEB 3026)  by Tuesdays 6 PM . No late homework will be accepted (except when special permission is granted by your instructor before the due date). If you have regrade requests, please submit your work to Box 40. 

Homework Grading Policy (MUST READ)  Homework 1  Homework 2      Homework 3      Homework 4    Homework 5    Homework 6  Homework 7      Homework 8  Homework 9    Homework 10   Homework 11  Homework 12  Homework 13   Homework 14   

HW1_solution HW2_solution HW3_solution  HW4_solution  HW5_solution  HW6_solution  HW7_solution  HW8_solution   HW9_solution   HW10_solution   HW11_solution  HW12_solution    HW13_solution  HW14_solution  

Exams: Three midsemester exams (outside of class) and the final exam are scheduled below. If you want to request an exam regrade, you should submit your graded exam to your instructor WITHIN ONE WEEK of receiving your grade, with a detailed description of why you think you should receive more credit stapled to the exam as a cover page.  

Exam I:

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00-8:15 PM (ECEB 1002) - Sum11 Exam 1 soln Sum12 Exam 1 soln Fall12 Exam 1 soln  Sp13 Exam 1 soln  Sum13 Exam 1 soln  Fall13 Exam 1 soln  *Suppl to Fall13 Exam 1 P6*  Sp14 Exam 1 soln  Sum14 Exam 1 soln  Fall14 Exam 1 soln  Spring 15 Exam 1 Sp15 Exam 1 soln  Sum15 Exam 1 soln  Fall 15 Exam 1 Fall15 Exam 1 soln  Sp16 Exam 1 soln Sum16 Exam 1 soln Fall 16 Exam 1 soln Spring 17 Exam 1  Spring 17 Exam 1 soln Fall 17 Exam 1 soln   Fall 2018 Exam 1 Review   Fall 2018 Exam 1 Solution

Exam II:

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00-8:15 PM (ECEB 1002) - Sum11 Exam 2 soln Sum12 Exam 2 soln Fall12 Exam 2 soln  Sp13 Exam 2 soln Sum13 Exam 2 soln  Fall13 Exam 2 soln  Sp14 Exam 2 soln  Sum14 Exam 2 soln  Fall14 Exam 2 soln Spring 15 Exam 2 Sp15 Exam 2 soln  Sum15 Exam 2 soln  Fall 15 Exam 2 Fall15 Exam 2 soln  Sp16 Exam 2 soln Sum16 Exam 2 soln Fall16 Exam 2 soln  Sp17 Exam 2 Sp17 Exam 2 soln Fall 17 Exam 2 soln Fall 2018 Exam 2 Review   Fall 2018 Exam 2 Solution

Exam III:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00-8:15 PM (ECEB 1002)- Sum11 Exam 3 soln Sum12 Exam 3 soln Fall12 Exam 3 soln  Sp13 Exam 3 soln  Sum13 Exam 3 soln  Fall13 Exam 3 soln  Sp14 Exam 3 soln  Sum14 Exam 3 soln Fall14 Exam 3 soln  Spring 15 Exam 3 Sp15 Exam 3 soln  Sum15 Exam 3 soln  Fall 15 Exam 3 Fall15 Exam 3 soln  Sp16 Exam 3 soln Sum16 Exam 3 soln Fall 16 Exam 3 soln Sp17 Exam 3 Sp17 Exam 3 soln Fall 17 Exam 3 soln  Fall 2018 Exam 3 Review  Fall 2018 Exam 3 Solution

Final Exam:

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:00-10:00PM (ECEB 1002)
Spring 11 Final  Spring 11 Final soln Fall13 Final soln Fall13 "Answers"  Summer14 Final  Summer14 Final soln  Goddard Review of 329  329 Review Handout

Conflict Exams: Three midsemester conflict exams are scheduled as below. Please email the Head TA (Nancy Zhao) about any conflicts. The room assignment for the conflict exam would be provided to the student after their conflict is approved by the course instructors.

Conflict Exam I:

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:30-6:45 PM (ECEB 2017)

Conflict Exam II:

Thursday, October 18, 2018,  5:30-6:45 PM (ECEB 2017)

Conflict Exam III:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018,  5:30-6:45 PM (ECEB 2017)

Final Exam:

Saturday, December 15, 2018,  7:00-10:00 PM (DCL 1310)

Grading Policy:

Homework 15% of total
Midterm Exams (x3) 60% of total
Final Exam 25% of total