Here is the first lecture in a series of time-domain transmission line modules that we use at Georgia Tech as part of ECE 3025 Electromagnetics. It is also an excuse to try the “embed” feature on the new site.
Georgia Tech’s electromagnetics curriculum is somewhat unique in that it starts with time domain transmission lines, before electrostatics, magnetostatics, electrodynamics, or even time-harmonic transmission lines. Some students take to this approach, as they have recently taken circuit courses and may have even seen time-domain ringing and mismatch effects at their co-op assignments.
This section of course content is based on Prof. Andrew Peterson‘s original set of notes on the subject. Later, we teamed up and published a text on the subject: Transient Signals on Transmission Lines: An Introduction to Non-Ideal Effects and Signal Integrity Issues in Electrical Systems.