Tuesday 
Thursday 
8/21
Opening Remarks, Review of Phasors and Wave Equation.

8/23
Review of Plane Waves.

8/28
Rigorous Geometrical Optics (GO),
Gaussian Curvature

8/30
Geometrical Optics: Ray Reflections 
9/4
Geometrical Optics: Ray Tracing Techniques

9/6
GO wrapup 
9/11
Uniqueness Theorem 
9/13
Green's Theorem, Scalar Diffraction, and KHIT 
9/18
Fresnel Evaluation of KHIT; Fresnel Integral Functions

9/20
Rectangular Apertures; KnifeEdge Diffraction (KED) 
9/25
Applications of KED in radio;
Review of Contour Integration; Residue Calculus

9/27
Introduction to the Plane Wave Spectrum 
10/2
Boundary Conditions for the Diffracting PEC HalfPlane

10/4
Sommerfeld Solution to the Diffracting Halfplane;
sample paper: 3D Sommerfeld solution.
Test 1 Assigned

10/9
Fall Recess 
10/11
Asymptotic Approximations to Sommerfeld's Solution; Geometrical Theory of Diffraction (GTD)
Test 1 Collected 
10/16
Catalog of Diffraction Coefficents; Joseph Keller's GTD paper

10/18
Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD);
Kouyoumjian UTD paper

10/23
Characterization of Random Rough Surfaces; Stochastic Processes and Spatial Fourier Transforms

10/25
FirstOrder Rough Surface Scattering 
10/30
SecondOrder Spatial Statistics; Rough Surface Scattering with Perturbation Analysis

11/1
Random Surface Scattering 
11/6
Examples of Surface Scattering

11/8
Applications in Rough Surface Scattering 
11/11
Wave Inferference: FirstOrder Statistics

11/15
Wave Interference: SecondOrder Statistics 
11/20
Wave Interference: Radio Applications
Test 2 Assigned

11/22
Thanksgiving Break 
11/27
Test 2 Collected

11/29
Student Oral Presentations:
Ryan Pirkl and Girish Jain 
12/4
Student Oral Presentations:
Chris Edmonds and Usman Saed 
12/6
Student Oral Presentations:
Kiruthika Devaraj and Lorne Liechty

12/11
collect Final Project

