University of Waterloo

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fall Term 2006


ECE 126 Introduction to Electrostatics, Magnetism and Electronics

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Course Outline

REVIEW

UNIT 1. VECTOR ANALYSIS

1.1 Scalars and Vectors

1.2 Vector Algebra

1.3 The Cartesian coordinate system

1.4 The Dot Product

1.5 The Cross Product

1.6 The Circular Cylindrical Coordinates

1.7 The Spherical Coordinate System
 


PART A: ELECTROSTATIC

 

UNIT 2. COULOMB'S LAW AND ELECTRIC FIELD

2.1 Charge and its Conservation

2.2 Coulomb's Law

2.3 The Electric Field

2.4 Calculation of Electric Fields

2.5 Motion of Charged particle in an Electric Field
 

UNIT 3. ELECTRIC FLUX DENSITY AND GAUSS'S LAW

3.1 Electric Flux Density

3.2 Gauss's Law

3.3 Applications of Gauss's Law: Some Symmetrical Charge Distributions

3.4 The Vector Operator and the Divergence Theorem

3.5 Maxwell's First Equation (Electrostatics)
 

UNIT 4. ELECTRIC ENERGY AND ELECTRIC POTENTIAL

4.1 The Line Integral

4.2 Electric Potential and Potential Difference

4.3 The Relation Between Electric Potential and Electric Field

4.4 The Electric Potential due to a Single Point Charges

4.5 The Electric Potential due to any Charge distribution

4.6 The Electrostatic Potential Energy
 

UNIT 5. CAPACITANCE AND ELECTRIC ENERGY STORED

5.1 Capacitance

5.2 Determination of Capacitance

5.3 Capacitor in Series and Parallel

5.4 Electric Energy Stored
 

UNIT 6. POISSON'S AND LAPLACES'S EQUATIONS

6.1 Poisson's and Laplace's Equations

6.2 Examples of the Solution of Laplace's Equation

6.3 Example of the Solution of Poisson's Equation
 

UNIT 7. CONDUCTORS, OHM'S LAW AND KIRCHOFF'S LAWS

7.1 Electric Current and Current Density

7.2 Continuity of Current

7.3 Metallic Conductors

7.4 Ohm's Law and Resistance

7.5 Kirchoff's Law

7.6 Resistors in Series and Parallel

7.7 Energy Dissipated

7.8 Electric Power
 
 


PART B: MAGNETISM


UNIT 8. THE STEADY MAGNETIC FIELD

8.1 Biot-Savart Law

8.2 Application of Biot-Savart Law

8.3 Ampere's Circuital Law

8.4 Application of Ampere's Law

8.5 Magnetic Flux and Magnetic Flux Density
 

UNIT 9. MAGNETIC MATERIALS AND MAGNETIC CIRCUITS

9.1 The Nature of Magnetic Materials

9.2 Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism

9.3 Ferromagnetism

9.4 Magnetic Circuit
 

UNIT 10: INDUCTANCE AND FARADAY'S LAW

10.1 Induced EMF

10.2 Faraday's Law

10.3 Lenz's Law

10.4 EMF Induced in a Moving Conductor

10.5 Inductance and Mutual Inductance

10.6 Inductors in Series and Parallel

10.7 Electric Energy Stored
 


PART C: ELECTRONICS


UNIT 11. SEMICONDUCTORS AND DIODES

11.1 Semiconductor

11.2 pn junction Behavior

11.3 Forward/reverse Bias

11.4 Zener Diode

11.5 Diode Circuits

 

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