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# ELEC1206 Electrical Materials and Fields

## Module Overview

### Aims and Objectives

#### Learning Outcomes

##### Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• Understand the principles governing electrostatic, electricity and electromagnetism
• Demonstrate understanding of key network theory concepts for resistive circuits
• Have basic knowledge of electrical materials and their behaviour to electromagnetic fields
• Develop knowledge of energy storage, batteries and sustainable energy
##### Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

• Apply underlying principles to solve practical problems
• Use mathematical skills to analyse real problems
• Meet this module's contribution to the subject specific intellectual learning outcomes of ELEC1029
##### Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

• Have ability to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies
• Understand engineering principles and apply them to analyse key engineering processes
• Record and report laboratory work
• Undertake laboratory experiment as part of a small team
• Meet this module's contribution to the transferable and generic learning outcomes of ELEC1029
##### Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

• Identify material applications based on its behaviours under electromagnetic fields
• Perform range of electrical measurements on dc motor performance
• Relate B-H loop to hysteresis loss of magnetic materials
• Meet this module's contribution to the subject specific practical learning outcomes of ELEC1029

### Syllabus

Oscillations and Waves - Simple harmonic oscillation - Coupled oscillators - Wave equation - Interference of waves - Standing waves and resonance - Transmissions lines - Optical waveguiding - Electromagnetic waves Electromagnetism - Electric Charge and Coulomb's Law. - Electric field and flux. - Gauss Law and its application - Electric Potential and equipotential surfaces - Capacitance and Capacitors inc. ultracapacitors - Current, Resistance, Resistors inc. temperature coefficient - Circuits and power dissipation - Magnetic Fields and Hall effect - Magnetic fields due to current and Ampere's law - Inductance, Inductors, and Faraday's law - Magnetism of Matter (inc. hysteresis) and Maxwell equations

### Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Follow-up work24
Lecture60
Revision20
Preparation for scheduled sessions24
Total study time162

Halliday D, Resnick, Walker. Principles of physics.

Anderson J C, Lever K D, Alexander J M & Rawlings R D (1990). Materials Science.

Kasap S O (1997). Principles of Electrical Engineering Materials and Devices.

Hammond, P. (1997). Electromagnetism for Engineers - An Introductory Course.

### Assessment

#### Assessment Strategy

The technical labs relate to Ferromagnetic Materials and Performance Characteristics of DC Motors, addressing the above-listed learning outcomes. The technical labs are conducted under the umbrella of the zero-credit ELEC1029 but the marks contribute towards this module only. Skills labs are conducted under the umbrella of the zero-credit ELEC1029 module and address its learning outcomes. The marks contribute to a number of ELEC12xx modules, including this one.

#### Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Continuous Assessment 30%
Final Assessment  70%

#### Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution