Curriculum Designation: Required for electrical engineering and computer engineering majors.
Course (Catalog) Description: The electrostatic field; Gauss' law; boundary conditions; capacitance; Laplace's and Poisson's equations; energy, forces, and torques. The steady electric current. The magnetostatic field; vector potential; Ampere's and Biot-Stavart laws; inductance; energy, forces, and torques. Quasistatic fields; electromagnetic induction.
Prerequisites: EEL 3112, MAP 2302 and MAS 3105
- Evaluate static electric fields and capacitance.
- Solve simple boundary value problems in electrostatics.
- Analyze steady electric currents.
- Evaluate static magnetic fields and inductance.
- Calculate forces and torques in static magnetic fields.
- Analyze and calculate the electromotive force resulted from changing magnetic fields due to transformer and motional induction.
- Review of vector analysis
- Coulomb's law; the electrostatic field
- Gauss's law and its applications
- Energy in the electric field
- Dielectrics and capacitance
- Poisson's and Laplace's equations
- Current and conductors
- The magnetostatic field - Ampere's and Gauss's laws and their applications
- Magnetic forces and torques
- Electromagnetic induction
Class Schedule: Three 50 minute or two 75 minute lectures per week (3 credit hours).
Contribution to Professional Component: Engineering topic: 1 credit hour
Science/Design (%): 67% / 33%
Relationship to ABET Student Outcomes: A, C, E, M, and N
Prepared by: Bruce A. Harvey
Revised: September 22, 2016