ELEC ENG 2106 - Vector Calculus & Electromagnetics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 2106 Course Vector Calculus & Electromagnetics Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites MATHS 1012 Course Description The first half of the course covers calculus in several variables, vectors, curves, surfaces, gradients, line integrals, surface integrals, vector fields, Green's and Stokes's theorems, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. The second half of the course builds on the first half and provides the foundations of electromagnetic theory for applications in electrical and electronic engineering. Topics include electrostatics, Gauss's law, magnetostatics, Ampere's law, electric and magnetic fields in materials.
Course Coordinator: Dr Withawat WithayachumnankulLecturer: Associate Professor Benjamin Binder
School of Mathematical Sciences
Office: 659 Ingkarni Wardli Building
Tel: +61 883133244
Lecturer: Dr Shengjian Chen
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Office: 3.32 Ingkarni Wardli Building
Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 1533
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Perform analysis, including differentiation and integration, of vector and scalar fields
- Evaluate and represent vector and scalar fields using Matlab.
- Parametrise and plot curves and surfaces.
- Apply the Green’s, Stokes and Divergence theorems.
- Use orthogonal curvilinear systems and present mathematical solutions in a concise and informative manner.
- Describe and explain static electric fields and magnetic fields
- Interpret and apply Gauss’s and Ampere’s Law of electromagnetics in integral and differential forms
- Classify the properties of conductors, dielectrics and magnetic materials
- Employ vector calculus to solve static electromagnetics problems
- Identify common static electromagnetic phenomena relevant to real-life applications
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
All Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
5, 9-10 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
- Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2-3 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
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Online LearningThis course uses MyUni exclusively for providing electronic resources, such as lecture notes, assignment papers, sample solutions, discussion boards, strongly recommended that the students make intensive use of these resources for this course.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses a conventional lecture/tutorial delivery of material. Students are expected to spend time outside of these to attain the learning outcomes.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
There will be up to 42 contact hours throughout the course. Students are expected to spend approximately 100 hours of private study, preparing for tutorials, tests and exams.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/Group Formative/Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning Outcomes Assignments 30 Individual Formative 2-7,11 All Test 10 Individual Summative 10 All Exam 60 Individual Summative All
* The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
Assessment DetailAll assessment details will be provided on MyUni course page.
SubmissionSubmission details will be provided on MyUni course page.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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