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Course number and title: EE1 Electrical Engineering Physics I
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: C. Joshi (joshi@ee.ucla.edu)
  Y. E. Wang (ywang@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: Required.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 3 hrs/week. Meets twice weekly.
Dicussion: 1 hr/discussion section. Multiple discussion sections offered per quarter.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week by instructor. 2 hrs/week by each teaching assistant.
 
Course Assessment:
Homework: 7 assignments
Exams: 2 midterms and 1 final examination.
 
Grading Policy: 15% Quizzes,40% Midterms, 44% Final, and 1% Course Eval.3 Quizzes, 2 Midterms, and 1 Final.
Course Prerequisites: Math 32A, 32B, and Physics 1A, 1B
Catalog Description: Introduction to modern physics and electromagnetism with engineering orientation. Emphasis on mathematical tools necessary to express and solve Maxwell equations. Relation of these concepts to waves propagating in free space, including dielectrics and optical systems.  
Textbook and any related course material:
¤ W. Hayt and J. Buck, Engineering Electromagnetics, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill, NY, 2001.
 
Course Website
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
¤ Review of vector analysis. 1.5 hrs.
¤ Coulomb's Law and Gauss Law. 6 hrs.
¤ Potential and capacitance. 3 hrs.
¤ Bio-Savart Law and Ampere's Law. 4.5 hrs.
¤ Faraday's Law. 3 hrs.
¤ Inductance. 3 hrs.
¤ Displacement current. 1.5 hrs.
¤ Maxwell's equations. 1.5 hrs.
¤ Uniform plane waves. 3 hrs.
Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives:  
Contribution of the course to the Professional Component:
Engineering Topics: 0 %
General Education: 0 %
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 0 %
Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course:
Mathematics: Strong
Physics: Strong
Chemistry: Not Applicable
Technical writing: Not Applicable
Computer Programming: Not Applicable
Material available to students and department at end of course:
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Course Objectives and Outcomes Form: X X X X
Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: X X X X
Samples of homework solutions from 2 students: X
Samples of lab reports from 2 students: X
Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: X
Course performance form from student surveys: X X
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(a) Strong  
(i) Average  
Strong: (a)
Average: (i)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Express the static electric and steady magnetic fields in terms of vector notation. a
2. Calculate the electric field generated by discrete, line, surface and volume charge distributions by using Coulomb�s law. a
3. Understand the relationship between the electric field and the electric flux density. a
4. Use Gauss� law to find electric field from symmetric charge distributions. a
5. Understand the use of divergence theorem to relate the electric flux density and charge density. a
6. Understand the relationship between the electric field and the potential difference. a
7. Calculate the electric field potential due to discrete , line, surface and volume charge distributions. a
8. Calculate static capacitance of for simple conducting systems. a
9. Understand the relationship between steady current elements and the magnetic field. a
10. Understand the similarity and difference between Bio-Savart law and Coulomb�s law. a
11. Understand the relationship between the magnetic field and magnetic flux. a
12. Use Faraday�s law to calculate induced electric field from a time varying magnetic field in a simple geometry. a
13. Calculate inductance in simple conductor systems. a
14. Understand the meaning of displacement current and its relationship to electric field. a
15. Understand Maxwell�s equations in differential and integral form. a
16. Understand time harmonic Maxwell�s equations. a
17. Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. a i
18. Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during regular office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material. i

  Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes
(a) ¤  Express the static electric and steady magnetic fields in terms of vector notation.  
¤  Calculate the electric field generated by discrete, line, surface and volume charge distributions by using Coulomb�s law.  
¤  Understand the relationship between the electric field and the electric flux density.  
¤  Use Gauss� law to find electric field from symmetric charge distributions.  
¤  Understand the use of divergence theorem to relate the electric flux density and charge density.  
¤  Understand the relationship between the electric field and the potential difference.  
¤  Calculate the electric field potential due to discrete , line, surface and volume charge distributions.  
¤  Calculate static capacitance of for simple conducting systems.  
¤  Understand the relationship between steady current elements and the magnetic field.  
¤  Understand the similarity and difference between Bio-Savart law and Coulomb�s law.  
¤  Understand the relationship between the magnetic field and magnetic flux.  
¤  Use Faraday�s law to calculate induced electric field from a time varying magnetic field in a simple geometry.  
¤  Calculate inductance in simple conductor systems.  
¤  Understand the meaning of displacement current and its relationship to electric field.  
¤  Understand Maxwell�s equations in differential and integral form.  
¤  Understand time harmonic Maxwell�s equations.  
¤  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
(i) ¤  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
¤  Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during regular office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  

:: Last modified: February 2013 by J. Lin ::

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