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• To introduce students to the language and methodologies that engineers use to solve problems.
• To teach students to analyze DC circuits.
• To provide students with an understanding of charge, electrostatic forces, energy systems (eg. ESB), electrical safety, engineering ethics, environmental responsibility and communications.
Electronics in Society Scientific Notation and Exponents;
Engineering Notation; Electricity; Electric Potential and Current – Water Models;
Voltage and Current; Resistance and Conductance; Resistivity
Voltage Division; Current Division; Series and Parallel Circuits;
Fundamental Relations: Ohm’s Law, Energy, Power;
Ideal Circuit Elements; Kirchhoff’s Laws;
Circuit Theorems: Source Transformations; Thevenin’s Theorem; Principle of Superposition
Multiloop Circuits; Nodal Analysis; Mesh Analysis;
Basic Electromagnetics: Charge, Vectors and Coulombs Law and Applications
Electricity Generation and Distribution;
Electrical Safety; Household Supply; Plugs and Fuses
Impact of Electronic Products on the environment
Communications: basic principles
Concept of a "bit" of information
Receivers and transmitters (architectural)
Communication networks (wired and wireless)
Principles of wireless communications (spectrum, frequency, interference)
Privacy, health and environmental considerations for communications
For further information please use the following address: http://www.nuim.ie/electronic-engineering/current-students