I’ve now posted a first update of my notes for the antenna theory course that I am taking this term at UofT.

Unlike most of the other classes I have taken, I am not attempting to take comprehensive notes for this class. The class is taught on slides which go by faster than I can easily take notes for (and some of which match the textbook closely). In class I have annotated my copy of textbook with little details instead. This set of notes contains musings of details that were unclear, or in some cases, details that were provided in class, but are not in the text (and too long to pencil into my book), as well as some notes Geometric Algebra formalism for Maxwell’s equations with magnetic sources (something I’ve encountered for the first time in any real detail in this class).

The notes compilation linked above includes all of the following separate notes, some of which have been posted separately on this blog:

- Reciprocity theorem
- (From problem set2 3) Corner cube image factor Take II.
- Image theorem
- Tschebyscheff polynomials
- Problem set 3, Dipoles and corner cube antennas
- Parallel projection of electromagnetic fields with Geometric Algebra
- Resolving fields into components parallel to the reflecting plane
- Duality transformation
- Duality transformation of the far field fields.
- Maxwell’s equations in tensor form with magnetic sources
- Reciprocity theorem in Geometric Algebra
- energy momentum conservation with magnetic sources
- Problem set 2, Fundamental parameters and Field radiation
- Linear wire antennas
- Phasor form of (extended) Maxwell’s equations in Geometric Algebra
- Maxwell’s (phasor) equations in Geometric Algebra
- Maxwell’s (phasor) equations in Geometric Algebra
- On Tai and Pereira’s half power beamwidth approximations
- Maxwell’s equations
- Problem set 1, Fundamental parameters of Antennas
- Polarization review
- Fundamental parameters of Antennas

Reading notes for chapter 2.