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ECE EEL 3472 - Electromagnetic Fields I

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Evaluate static electric fields and capacitance.
  2. Solve simple boundary value problems in electrostatics.
  3. Analyze steady electric currents.
  4. Evaluate static magnetic fields and inductance.
  5. Calculate forces and torques in static magnetic fields.
  6. Analyze and calculate the electromotive force resulted from changing magnetic fields due to transformer and motional induction.

Topics Covered:

  1. Review of vector analysis
  2. Coulomb's law; the electrostatic field
  3. Gauss's law and its applications
  4. Energy in the electric field
  5. Dielectrics and capacitance
  6. Poisson's and Laplace's equations
  7. Current and conductors
  8. The magnetostatic field - Ampere's and Gauss's laws and their applications
  9. Magnetic forces and torques
  10. 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