Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

Understand the basics of Electromagnetic Wave Propogation.

hours 00:28:49 min  session  8 sessions  Level  Essential

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Course Fees: Free
Session : 8
Duration : 00:28:49
Level : Essential
Subject : 3D Visualization
Course Overview:

This course introduces the basic principles behind electromagnetic wave propagation. We will begin with a discussion of the most fundamental laws of electromagnetism – Maxwell’s equations. We will then use Maxwell’s equations to derive the wave equations for the electric and magnetic fields, and then solve those wave equations to find the actual equations that describe the propagating electromagnetic wave. We’ll end this course by considering what Maxwell’s equations tell us about what happens when an electromagnetic wave traveling in a medium runs into a second medium with different material properties. By the end of this course, you should understand how the propagating electromagnetic wave is derived from Maxwell’s equations, be able to describe the propagation and orientation of a wave from its mathematical equation, and list the field conditions that must be met at an interface between two dissimilar media. This course was developed by Kathryn Leigh Smith, Asst. Prof. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in partnership with Ansys.

Learning Outcome:

Upon the completion of this course, you should be able to have an understanding of:

  • Maxwell's Equations
  • Wave Equations
  • Vector Potential Wave Equations

Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone with basic knowledge of Electromagnetics

Topic Duration
Intro to Electromagnetic Wave Propagation00:00:55short take
Phasor Notation00:03:46short take
Wave Equations00:04:12short take
Wave Equation Solutions00:08:58short take
Vector Potential Wave Equations00:03:42short take
Boundary Conditions00:05:59short take
Summary00:01:17short take
Total Duration: 00:28:49

Course Includes

Online exercise

Online exercise

Lifetime access to lecture videos, study materials



Assessment on practice with quiz for each topic

Certificate on completion

Certificate on completion

Internationally valid certificate on
successful completion of the course

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