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ECE2021

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor M Premaratne (Clayton); Dr Tn Win (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.

Outcomes

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

Assessment

Laboratory and assignment work: 30%
Examinations (3 hours): 70%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

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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