ELEN2003 - Electric and Magnetic Systems

School running course: 
Electrical & Information Engineering
Course Brief and Outline: 
Year of Study: 
  • The magnetic field:Ampere’s Law and the determination of magnetic field strength for a variety of geometries. Induction, transient and steady state. Field and circuit models for inductive coupling. The magnetic circuit. Loss in magnetic circuits. The transformer. Phasor methods of analysis. Elementary electromagnetic transfers.
  • The electric field:Charge, field strength and potential. Capacitance in a variety of geometries. Charge accumulation, including “static electricity”. Coupling models. Elementary transducers.
  • Conduction fields:Current and potential in a resistive medium. Resistance in a variety of geometries. Earth electrodes and step potential. Elementary transducers. The duals in field studies.
  • Electromechanical energy conversion:The general theory of electromechanical energy conversion. The application of the theory to a variety system. Dynamics of elementary transducers.
  • Elementary power systems:Three phase ac systems. Power rectification. The components in a modern power system. Tariff philosophies and power factor correction.
Programs offering course: 
BSc Eng (Elec)
BSc Eng (Elec) Info Option
BSc EngSci (Biomedical)