ELEC ENG 2106 - Vector Calculus & Electromagnetics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 2106 Course Vector Calculus & Electromagnetics Coordinating Unit Electrical and 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 Incompatible MATHS 2202 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 Andy Boes
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.
- Understand and apply different coordinates systems, including rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates in electromagnetic problems.
- Describe and explain static electric fields and magnetic fields
- Interpret and apply Gaussâs and Ampereâs 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
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Entry to Practice Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer. The course develops the following EA Elements of Competency to levels of introductory (A), intermediate (B), advanced (C):
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 B C C A B — B C B B — B — B B B
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
1-3, 5, 7-8
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesDetails to be provided on MyUni course page.
Recommended ResourcesDetails to be provided on MyUni course page.
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.
Learning Activities SummaryPart 1: Vector Calculus
The topics covered include: vector and scalar fields, vector differentiation, integrals, Gauss's divergence theorem, Stokes's theorem and vector fields in different orthogonal curvilinear coordinates. The students will also learn how to solve relevant problems, e.g. double, tripple integrations, using numerical methods.
Part 2: Electrostatics
The topics covered include: charges, electric field, calculation of electric field due to a distribution of charges, electric flux, Gauss's law, conservative field and electrostatic potential. In this part, the students will also learn about material characterisation, i.e., to characterise if a material is a conductor or a dielectric. Finally, the generalisation of Gauss's law will be studied with more insight into the concept of capacitance. Field visualisation using MATLAB will be an important topic of this part, for which the student will perform MATLAB exercises and submit a report.
Part 3: Magnetostatics
The topics covered include: magntic force, Biot-Savart law, magnetic moment, magnetic flux, Ampere's law, magnetic field in materials, magnetic boundary condition and magnetic circuits. The students will further consolidate their knowledge and skills in using numerical methods to solve relevant electromagnetics problems.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due (week)* Weighting Hurdle Criteria Learning Outcome Online Quiz Formative 2 - 12 10% All Test Summative 5 & 11 20% All Assignment Summative 8 10% All Practical Summative 12 10% All Exam Summative Exam period 50% min 40% All
* The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
* There is a 5% of bonus workshop attendance that is included in 20% of the tests. The final contribution of the tests is the one that is higher between the following
- 10%T1 + 10%T2
- 7.5%T1 + 7.5%T2 + Attendance mark (5%)
where T1 and T2 are the grade of the test (1 means full mark).
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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