Course Syllabus: EEE498 Overview of Electrical Engineering for Non-ME's

Lecture 0 |
Course Overview |

Lecture 1 |
Introduction to Electrical Engineering |

Lecture 2 |
Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields; Maxwell’s Equations; Electromagnetic Fields in Materials; Phasor Concepts; Electrostatics: Coulomb’s Law, Electric Field, Discrete and Continuous Charge Distributions; Electrostatic Potential |

Lecture 3 |
Electrostatics: Electrostatic Potential; Charge Dipole; Visualization of Electric Fields; Potentials; Gauss’s Law and Applications; Conductors and Conduction Current |

Lecture 4 |
Electrostatics: Electrostatic Shielding; Poisson’s and Laplace’s Equations; Capacitance; Dielectric Materials and Permittivity |

Lecture 5 |
Electrostatics: Dielectric Breakdown, Electrostatic Boundary Conditions, Electrostatic Potential Energy; Conduction Current and Ohm’s Law |

Lecture 6 |
Electromotive Force; Kirchoff’s Laws; Redistribution of Charge; Boundary Conditions for Steady Current Flow |

Lecture 7 |
Magnetostatics: Ampere’s Law Of Force; Magnetic Flux Density; Lorentz Force; Biot-savart Law; Applications Of Ampere’s Law In Integral Form; Vector Magnetic Potential; Magnetic Dipole; Magnetic Flux |

Lecture 8 |
Magnetostatics: Mutual And Self-inductance; Magnetic Fields In Material Media; Magnetostatic Boundary Conditions; Magnetic Forces And Torques |

Lecture 9 |
Faraday’s Law Of Electromagnetic Induction; Displacement Current; Complex Permittivity and Permeability |

Lecture 10 |
Uniform Plane Wave Solutions to Maxwell’s Equations |

Lecture 11 |
Electromagnetic Power Flow; Reflection And Transmission Of Normally and Obliquely Incident Plane Waves; Useful Theorems |

Lecture 12 |
Overview Of Circuit Theory; Lumped Circuit Elements; Topology Of Circuits; Resistors; KCL and KVL; Resistors in Series and Parallel; Energy Storage Elements; First-Order Circuits |

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**Course (Catalog) Description: **Electromagnetic Fields, Electrical Circuit Analysis, Transmission Lines, Communications Systems, Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility, Computational Techniques and Electromagnetic Software.

**Course Type: **Required for all packaging certificate and master of engineering students lacking a B.S.E.E. or equivalent; may be used at the discretion of the EE Director of Graduate Studies to remedy deficiencies for students applying to the electrical engineering graduate program.

**Prerequisite: **Undergraduate engineering degree; admission to packaging certificate or master of engineering program or directive from the EE Director of Graduate Studies.

**Textbook: **Instructor-provided notes.

**Prerequisites by Topic:**

- University physics
- Complex algebra; vector analysis; line, surface, and volume integrals; partial differentiation
- Fourier series
- Probability and statistics
- Introductory computer programming

**Course Objective:**

- Students become capable of applying fundamental electrical engineering concepts enabling their further study of advanced courses in electrical engineering.

**Course Outcomes:**

- Students understand the fundamentals of electromagnetic fields.
- Students understand the fundamentals of electrical circuits.
- Students understand transmission lines.
- Students understand the basics of communications systems.
- Students understand electromagnetic interference and compatibility.
- Students understand computational techniques and electromagnetic software.

**Course Topics:**

- Electromagnetic Fields (3 weeks)
- Electrical Circuit Analysis (3 weeks)
- Transmission Lines (2 weeks)
- Communications Theory (3 weeks)
- Principals of Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (1 week)
- Computational Techniques and Electromagnetic Software (2 weeks)

**Computer Usage:**

Students use MATLAB to develop and visualize solutions to basic problems; students use Agilent ADS to analyze complex lumped and distributed element circuits as well as communications systems; students use Ansoft HFSS to solve moderately complex electromagnetic field problems.

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