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Module code: EE121
Credits: 7.5
Semester: 1
International: No
Overview Overview

• 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
Engineering Ethics

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