Overview of Electrical Engineering for non-EEs
||Introduction to Electrical Engineering|
||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
||Electrostatics: Electrostatic Potential; Charge Dipole; Visualization of Electric Fields; Potentials; Gauss’s Law and Applications; Conductors and Conduction Current|
||Electrostatics: Electrostatic Shielding; Poisson’s and Laplace’s Equations; Capacitance; Dielectric Materials and Permittivity|
||Electrostatics: Dielectric Breakdown, Electrostatic Boundary Conditions, Electrostatic Potential Energy; Conduction Current and Ohm’s Law|
||Electromotive Force; Kirchoff’s Laws; Redistribution of Charge; Boundary Conditions for Steady Current Flow|
||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|
||Magnetostatics: Mutual And Self-inductance; Magnetic Fields In Material Media; Magnetostatic Boundary Conditions; Magnetic Forces And Torques|
||Faraday’s Law Of Electromagnetic Induction; Displacement Current; Complex Permittivity and Permeability|
||Uniform Plane Wave Solutions to Maxwell’s Equations|
||Electromagnetic Power Flow; Reflection And Transmission Of Normally and Obliquely Incident Plane Waves; Useful Theorems|
||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
- Students become capable of applying fundamental electrical engineering concepts enabling their further study of advanced courses in electrical engineering.
- 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.
- 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)
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.