Teaching Electromagnetics: Innovative Approaches and Pedagogical Strategies is a guide for educators addressing course content and pedagogical methods primarily at the undergraduate level in electromagnetic theory and its applications. Topics include teaching methods, lab experiences and hands-on learning, and course structures that help teachers respond effectively to trends in learning styles and evolving engineering curricula. The book grapples with issues related to the recent worldwide shift to remote teaching.

Each chapter begins with a high-level consideration of the topic, reviews previous work and publications, and gives the reader a broad picture of the topic before delving into details. Chapters include specific guidance for those who want to implement the methods and assessment results and evaluation of the effectiveness of the methods. Respecting the limited time available to the average teacher to try new methods, the chapters focus on why an instructor should adopt the methods proposed in it. Topics include virtual laboratories, computer-assisted learning, and MATLAB® tools. The authors also review flipped classrooms and online teaching methods that support remote teaching and learning. The end result should be an impact on the reader represented by improvements to his or her practical teaching methods and curricular approach to electromagnetics education. The book is intended for electrical engineering professors, students, lab instructors, and practicing engineers with an interest in teaching and learning. In summary, this book:

  • Surveys methods and tools for teaching the foundations of wireless communications and electromagnetic theory
  • Presents practical experience and best practices for topical coverage, course sequencing, and content
  • Covers virtual laboratories, computer-assisted learning, and MATLAB tools
  • Reviews flipped classroom and online teaching methods that support remote teaching and learning
  • Helps instructors in RF systems, field theory, and wireless communications bring their teaching practice up to date

Dr. Krishnasamy T. Selvan is Professor in the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, since June 2012.

Dr. Karl F. Warnick is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BYU.

chapter 1|5 pages


ByKrishnasamy T. Selvan, Karl F. Warnick

chapter 2|13 pages

Teaching and Learning Electromagnetics in 2020

ByKarl F. Warnick, Krishnasamy T. Selvan

chapter 3|27 pages

An Experiential Learning Approach in Electromagnetics Education

ByHugo G. Espinosa, Jenny James, Nickolas Littman, Thomas Fickenscher, David V. Thiel

chapter 4|27 pages

Teaching and Learning Electromagnetics through MATLAB® Programming of Electromagnetic Fields

ByBranislav M. Notaroš, Ryan McCullough, Sanja B. Manić, Anthony A. Maciejewski

chapter 5|25 pages

Interactive Computational Tools for Electromagnetics Education Enhancement

ByHugo G. Espinosa, Levent Sevgi

chapter 7|36 pages

Teaching Electromagnetic Field Theory Using Differential Forms

ByKarl F. Warnick

chapter 8|17 pages

Maxwell’s Displacement Current

A Teaching Approach Infusing Ideas of Innovation and Creativity
ByKrishnasamy T. Selvan

chapter 9|12 pages

Teaching Electromagnetic Waves to Electrical Engineering Students

An Abridged Approach
ByJavier Bará Temes

chapter 10|6 pages

Taking Electromagnetics Beyond Electrical and Electronics Engineering

BySoo Yong Lim, Yana Salchak, Cynthia Furse

chapter 11|18 pages

HyFlex Flipping

Combining In-Person and On-Line Teaching for the Flexible Generation
ByCynthia Furse, Donna Ziegenfuss

chapter 12|19 pages

Learning and Teaching in a Time of Pandemic

ByHugo G. Espinosa, Uday Khankhoje, Cynthia Furse, Levent Sevgi, Berardi Sensale Rodriguez

chapter 13|3 pages

Conclusion and Outlook

ByKarl F. Warnick, Krishnasamy T. Selvan