Electromagnetic Propagation


The course offers a comprehensive exploration of the foundational principles of electromagnetic theory, equipping students with the necessary tools to comprehend the propagation of electromagnetic waves. Participants will gain a deep understanding of how these waves behave in various mediums, including free space and within guiding devices such as rectangular/circular waveguides, coaxial cables, and optical fibers. Students will develop proficiency in analyzing and manipulating electromagnetic phenomena, laying a solid groundwork for further exploration in this field.



  • Remarks on electromagnetic fields
  • Maxwell's equations and constitutive equations
  • Radiation conditions
  • Plane waves
  • Propagation and attenuation of electromagnetic waves in lossless media
  • Uniform trasmission lines
  • Characteristic impedance, loads, input impedance
  • Guided propagation in waveguides




  • Theoretical Lessons
  • e-Xam Self Assessment (each teaching class or periodically)
  • MATLAB Hands-On
  • e-Xam Final Assessment


  1. S. Ramo, J. R. Whinnery, and T. Van Duzer. Fields and waves in communication electronics. John Wiley & Sons, 1994.
  2. G. Franceschetti, Electromagnetics. Theory, Techniques, and Engineering Paradigms, Ed: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 1997.