Definition of Microwaves. Basic properties. Application areas. Historical perspectives. Circuit viewpoint TEM transmission lines in sinusoidal steady state regime. Smith Chart. Impedance matching.  Single and double stub matching Field analysis of transmission lines and waveguides. TEM, TM and  TE Waves. Parallel plate and rectangular waveguides. Waveguide modes of a coaxial  line. Dielectric slab waveguides, surface waves. Stripline. Planar guiding structures: microstrip, coplanar lines, fin lines etc. Microwave network analysis. Impedance and admitance matrices. Scattering parameters. ABCD matrix. Two-port networks.

(Prerequisite: EENG 331)