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ELE4605 Fields and Waves

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Electrical, Electronic & Computing
Version produced : 21 July 2014


Pre-requisite: (MAT1502 and ELE2103 and ELE2601) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MEPR or MENS

Other requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: MAT2500


It is a common requirement of an electrical engineer to convey electrical energy from one place to another, whether for the purpose of power or information transport. A pair of conductors used for this purpose constitute a transmission line, and for any appreciable distance a.c. voltages and currents on the line must be regarded as a travelling wave - whether from a power station, in a radio receiver, or across a digital circuit board. The electric and magnetic fields associated with voltage and currents may be similarly propagated as a travelling wave; such fields also constitute the basis of electrical machines and are the cause of much unwanted interference. Therefore, an understanding of both wave propagation and electro- magnetic fields is essential in all branches of electrical engineering.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 External
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba