ECE 4390 Engineering Computations 4E

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Last Update: December 11, 2010.

Lecture: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30-1:45, Rm. E2-350 (EITC)

Laboratories: (2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Rm. E3-516)

• Tuesdays (September 14, 28, October 19, November 2, 16, 30)

## Course Outline, Slides, Notes, Readings

1. Course Outline
2. Computational circuit analysis
Read Vlach and Singhal [Chap 3] [Chap 4]
Notes on Chapt. 3 of Vlach and Singhal [Notes 1]
Notes on Chapt. 4 of Vlach and Singhal [Notes 2]
Example of using MNA by hand and using Stamps [Notes 3]
Integrating ODEs, Truncation Error, Order of Integration, and Stability [Notes 4]
3. Finite Differences for Transmission Lines [Notes 5]
4. Finite Differences for the Laplace and Poisson Equations [Notes 6]
Pseudo Code for the Successive-Overrelaxation Method [SOR Pseudo]
5. Introduction to FEM [Notes 7]
Assembling the FEM matrix [Notes 8]
FEM for Poisson and Helmholtz [Notes 8a]
6. FDTD for Electromagnetics [Notes 9]
Yee's Original paper [Paper]
Transient Plane Waves [Notes 10]
Scattered Field Formulation of EM Problems [Notes 11]
7. Absorbing Boundary Conditions [Notes 12]
Mur's ABCs [Paper]
8. Method of Moments
Pages from harrington's Book [PDF]
9. Optimization
Functions of several variables [Slides]
Conjugate Directions [Slides]

## Practice Problems (from our textbook)

1. Try the problems at the end of Chapter 3 of Vlach and Singhal.

## Laboratories and Tutorials

• The pre-lab tutorials and assignments should be completed before coming into the laboratory session.
• Lab marks will be based on assigned lab problems as well as oral and written lab quizzes testing your understanding of what was covered in each laboratory.
1. Tutorial 1 (September 14)
[Lab][Gmsh file]
2. Laboratory 2 (September 28)
[Lab][Matlab Files]
3. Laboratory 3 (October 19)
[Lab] [Example Matlab File][Guidelines for Write-up]
4. Laboratory 4 (November 2)
[Lab] [Zipped Files]
5. Laboratory 5 (November 16)
[Lab 5]
6. Laboratory 6 (November 30)
[Tutorial Problems]
7. Answers to lab Quizzes [PDF]

## Final Exam

• Final Exam: 9:00-12:00 a.m., Thursday, December 16, 2010, Rm. E2-350.

## Recommended Reference Book

• J. Vlach, K. Singhal, Computer Methods for Circuit Analysis, 2nd Ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold,
1994.
• M.N.O. Sadiku, Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics, 2nd Ed., CRC Press, 2000. Available
• Z. Elsherbeni, V. Demir, The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method for Electromagnetics with
Matlab Simulations, Scitech, 2009.
• R.F. Harrington, Field Computation by Moment Methods - 1968 (1993, by IEEE).

# Software

• We will be using Matlab as a general purpose mathematical software package for assignments, tutorials, and laboratories.
• Our department will have Matlab available on the labratory PCs in RMs. E3-516 and 558.

Joe LoVetri, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ,
Faculty of Engineering
Room E3-546, EITC, University of Manitoba
75 Chancellor's Circle, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V6
Telephone: (204) 474-6295

Facsimile: (204) 261-4639
Email: Joe_LoVetri at UManitoba dot ca