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EE20085: Electromagnetics

Academic Year: 2015/6
Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6
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-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-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power 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-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Electronic and Communication Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Electronic and Communication Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEEE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Electronic and Communication Engineering (Year 2)
• UEEE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Electronic and Communication 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-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)
• 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)
• 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)

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.