• Course Code: POWE271
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab)
  • Course Type: Electrical Power and Machine Engineering Core Courses (EPMECC)

Course Description

Three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate systems: Cartesian, Cylindrical and Spherical. Vector Analysis: Gradient, Divergence and Curl of fields, Divergence theorem, Stokes’s theorem. Fundamental Postulates of Electrostatics in free space, Coulomb’s Law in space, Gauss’s Law in space. Material Media: Conductors and Dielectrics, Polarization, Electric Flux Density. Boundary Conditions. Capacitors and Electrostatic Energy. Poisson’s Equation, Laplace’s Equation, Method of Images, Boundary Value Problems, Steady Electric Currents: conduction and convection currents, equation of continuity, boundary conditions for current density. Resistance and Power calculations. Fundamental Postulates of Magnetostatics in free space, Biot-Savart law in space, Ampere’s Law in space. Magnetic materials: Magnetization, Inductance and Magnetostatic Energy. Magnetic circuit analysis. Introduction to Magnetic Forces and Torques. Time varying fields: Faraday’s Law for Electromagnetic Induction (stationary circuit in a time-varying magnetic field, Transformers, moving circuit in steady and time-varying magnetic fields), Maxwell’s Equations, Electromagnetic boundary conditions. Pre-req.: PHYS 281.