EE 140 - Green Sheet

EE 140 - Principles of Electromagnetic Fields

Instructor: Dr. Ray Kwok
Lectures: MW 9:00 – 10:15 am (Engr 345)
Office Hours: MW 8:30 - 9:00 am (Engr 363), Fri 9:30 – 10:30 am (Sci 310) & by appointment
Online Info:


 Electromagnetics for Engineers, Fawwaz T. Ulaby (Prentice Hall)

Recommended Readings:

Similar Level

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics, David K. Cheng (Addison-Wesley)
  • Introduction to Electrodynamics, David J. Griffiths (Prentice Hall)
  • Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields & Waves, Lorrain & Carson (Freeman)

Elementary Level

  • Physics, Halliday & Resnick (Wiley & Sons)
  • Lectures on Physics, R. Feynman (Addison-Wesley)

Advance Mathematics

  • Calculus & Analytic Geometry, Thomas & Finney (Addison-Wesley)
  • Advanced Calculus for Applications, F.B. Hildebrand (Prentice Hall)
  • Mathematical Methods for Physicists, G. Arfken (Academic Press)

Tentative topics:

Chapter 1 – 10 of Text unless otherwise specified. Topics to be discussed are listed in my web site. The list is intended to help students to prepare and review lectures, and not to encourage students to miss classes. Students are responsible for any material presented in lectures even though it might not be on the list.


Distribution of points (homework/classwork ~10%, 2 mid-terms each 25%, final 40%)

Final Letter grades will be assigned roughly according to the following percentage of maximum points earned as long as you pass the Laboratory section as well.

  • A 80% or above
  • B 65 - 80%
  • C 50 - 65%
  • D 35 - 50%
  • F below 35%


2/3 Last day to drop
3/18 Mid-term 1
3/23 - 27 Spring break
3/31 Cesar Chavez Day
4/23 Last day to withdraw
4/27 Mid-term 2
5/13 Last day of instruction
5/19 Final Exam Tue 7:15 - 9:30 am

Students' responsibilities:

You are expected to come to class & be responsible for understanding all materials presented. If you have to miss a class, make sure you get a copy of the lecture notes from your classmates. If you need extra help to understand my lecture, please come see me.

You are expected to study your lecture notes and the textbook after each class. Weekly quizzes will be given to make sure you've developed this study habit.

You are expected to do the homework weekly. Although I highly encourage you study in small groups, that does not mean you split the workload. Understand the homework and write your own solution to the problems.

We all learn from mistakes. It is more important to understand why you cannot solve the problem a certain way than to remember how to solve the problem. Usually there are more than one way to get to the right answer. It is also more important to develop the problem solving skills than to remember the material (although it could be helpful).

EE Honor Code:

The Electrical Engineering Department will enforce the following Honor Code that must be read and accepted by all students.

"I have read the Honor Code and agree with its provisions. My continued enrollment in this course constitutes full acceptance of this code. I will NOT:

  1. Take an exam in place of someone else, or have someone take an exam in my place
  2. Give information or receive information from another person during an exam
  3. Use more reference material during an exam than is allowed by the instructor
  4. Obtain a copy of an exam prior to the time it is given
  5. Alter an exam after it has been graded and then return it to the instructor for re-grading
  6. Leave the exam room without returning the exam to the instructor."

Measures Dealing with Occurrences of Cheating

  1. Department policy mandates that the student of students involved in cheating will receive an “F” on that evaluation instrument (paper, exam, project, homework, etc.) and will be reported to the Department and the University.
  2. A student’s second offense in any course will result in a Department recommendation of suspension from the University.

For More Information, contact:

Ray Kwok at SJSU