Module Title:   Electrical Engineering Fundamentals

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0136L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr S.M.R. Jones

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr H.S. Rajamani

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   ENG1073L

To provide a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical principles
Underpinning electrical and electronic engineering.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Material is delivered by a combination of formal lectures, seminars, laboratory classes and directed and private study supported by reading lists, worked examples and tutorial problem sheets.

Lectures:   36.00          Directed Study:   60.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   66.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   24.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

i) describe and explain fundamental principles of circuit theory, signals, electromagnetism
and waves.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

(ii) apply steadystate and transient analysis of passive d.c. and a.c. circuits.
(iii) solve routine problems in electromagnetics and waves.
(iv) make, record and evaluate routine measurements on electrical circuits, signals and electromagnetic systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

(v) record, analyse and report data, communicating outcomes in a written report

  Coursework   50%
  Portfolio of laboratory and coursework, demonstrating basic competencies
  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  Examination - closed book

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Electrical concepts, units and quantities: charge, current, voltage, Ohm`s law and resistance, power, sources and loads, d.c. meters. Kirchoff`s current and voltage laws, systematic circuit analysis methods (nodal, mesh, Thevenin and Norton equivalent transformations).
Field concepts, electrostatics, electrical properties of materials, dielectric breakdown, corona discharge and arcing, capacitance. Magnetostatics, magnetic properties of materials. Electromagnetism: Laws of Ampere, BiotSavart, Lorentz and FaradayLenz.
Coils and inductance, basic principles of motors and generators, mutual inductance and transformers, eddycurrents and lamination, magnetic circuits. Energy stored in fields. Hall effect. Sinusoidal a.c. signals, amplitude, power, frequency and phase. Phasors, impedance, admittance, superposition of waves and phasor diagram. A.C. measurements, peak and mean power, mean and r.m.s. voltage.
Transient responses of first order RL/RC circuits. Steady-state frequency response of passive RC and RL filters. Resonance. Bode plot representation of frequency. Batteries, d.c. and a.c. supplies. Transformers in a.c. circuits.
Electromagnetic waves and spectrum: speed of light; plane waves; polarisation; application to microwaves and radio waves. Geometrical optics: reflection, refraction, total internal reflection; optical fibres and other applications; curved reflectors; imaging and focusing, diffraction, interference; aperture diffraction; standing waves. Coherent and incoherent sources and signals.

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