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ECE2021

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)M Premaratne (Clayton); K Y Ng (Sunway)

Synopsis

This is a study of electrostatic, magnetostatic and electromagnetic fields and their use to create devices and systems. This study includes a mathematical description of the fields, an examination of the basic laws governing the generation of fields, and a study of interactions with dielectric and magnetic materials. Maxwell's field equations are introduced. Applications of electromagnetic fields such as radio, televisions, transformers, electrical motors and generators are examined, as are electrostatic painting, magnetohydrodynamics and beam control in a synchrotron. Naturally generated fields such as the earth's magnetic field and the electric fields causing lightning are also discussed.

Objectives

To understand the nature, representation, analysis and uses of electric and magnetic fields.

Assessment

Laboratory and assignment work: 30%
Examinations (3 hours): 70%. Student must achieve a mark of 45% in each component to achieve an overall pass grade.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Arthur Lowery

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory/practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites

ENG1060, ENG1090 (or equivalent)

Prohibitions

ECE2201