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EE335_ClassNotes - Electrical Engineering I (Class Notes)...

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Unformatted text preview: Electrical Engineering I (Class Notes) Jianhua Liu, PhD Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 2008 EE 335, 2008, Dr. J. Liu 1 Introduction—p. 1 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Electrical engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity (including electromagnetism). Electrical engineering is a broad field that encompasses many subfields including those that deal with telecom- munications (mobile phones, TV, and radio), control systems (auto pilot, cruise con- trol, smart bomb, robot), electronics (computers, calculators, iPod, and MP3 players), power (lighting, cooking, cooling), and bioengineering (EEG 1 , ECG 2 , and MRI 3 ). Taking a look at your belongings and your surroundings, you will find many indis- pensable or cool stuff related to electrical engineering. This course introduces the fundamentals of electrical engineering to non-electrical engineering students. The focus of this course is on circuit theory, which is the foundation for all of the above subfields of electrical engineering. This class deals with the following topics: voltage/current relationship for passive components—resistor, capacitor, and inductor; dc analysis and network solutions for resistance networks; transient analysis; phasors and ac analysis; frequency response analysis; ac power; and transformers. 1 EEG: Electroencephalography—the method and science of recording and inter- preting traces of brain electrical activity as recorded from the skull surface or the device used to record such traces. 2 ECG: Electrocardiogram—a graphic produced by an electrocardiograph, which records the electrical voltage in the heart in the form of a continuous strip graph. It is the prime tool in cardiac electrophysiology, and has a prime function in screening and diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. 3 MRI: magnetic resonance imaging. EE 335, 2008, Dr. J. Liu 1 Introduction—p. 2 To be a successful modern engineer, you have to possess a sound background of electrical engineering. This course is designed to provide you with such a sound background. Beside, the advantages of taking this course are as follows: • It can help you reinforce your understanding about dynamics—the dc analysis and transient analysis methods we will be discussing in this course are parallel to their counterparts in dynamics. • It can facilitate your (future) studying about vibrations—the ac analysis method we will be discussing in this course is parallel to its counterpart in vibrations. • It can help you improve your basic mathematical skills—complex numbers, trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations will be reviewed and used in the course....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course EE 335 taught by Professor Liu during the Spring '08 term at Embry-Riddle FL/AZ.

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