EE20085: Electromagnetics

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Academic Year: 2020/1
Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Assessment Detail:
• Faraday Laboratory (CW 10%)
• Cad Lab Laboratory (CW 10%)
• Examination (EX 80%)
Supplementary Assessment:
EE20085G - Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
To provide a fundamental understanding of the behaviour of electromagnetic fields with particular emphasis on the low frequency limit of Maxwell's equations. To introduce the mathematics which allows the fields to be visualised and employed in the design of useful devices. To provide an introduction to some of the CAD tools for designing electromagnetic devices. Traditional lectures will be augmented by a series of pictures and animations which will be available on the net so that students will gain a good visual understanding of fields.

Content:
Electrostatics: Basic concepts will be reviewed, charge, potential, electrostatic energy, force, effects of dielectric materials. Magnetostatics: Current sources of magnetic fields, magnetic field strength, magnetic flux density. Effects of magnetic materials. Interface conditions, magnetic field energy, forces. Time varying current and fields in conductors: Faraday's Law. Eddy currents. Lenz's Law, Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic Devices: Very basic action of transformers, motors and actuators. Mathematics: The necessary mathematics will be introduced as required throughout the course, grad, div, curl.
Programme availability:

EE20085 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 2)
• UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 2)
• UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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