Fields and Waves

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fields and Waves

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    705001 Electrical Engineering Principles

    715001 Engineering Mathematics I

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The fundamental principles of the physics of electricity and magnetism. A foundation course for electrical engineering students. It starts with the fundamental physics of Maxwell?s equations and shows how the familiar Ohms law and Kirchhoff?s current and voltage laws are a natural consequence. The mathematical concepts of electrostatics, magneto statics, and vector calculus underpin the more complex electrical engineering topics taught in later courses. Transmission lines are included as a practical application of the non-trivial issues that arise in the design of high-frequency circuits.

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