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Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)

EET 213W Fundamentals of Electrical Machines Using Writing Skills (5) AC and DC machinery principles and applications; introduction to magnetic circuits, transformers, and electrical machines including laboratory applications.

EET 213W Fundamentals of Electrical Machines Using Writing Skills (5)

EET 213W is devoted to the study of ac and dc electrical machines and power conversion equipment. The course teaches fundamental concepts of electromagnetic circuits as they relate to the physical forces that act on electrical conductors moving in magnetic fields, and the electrical currents and voltages induced in those conductors by that same motion. The course covers characteristics of magnetic materials and how they influence the operation of electrical machines, and investigates how these properties and principles are used to develop simple yet practical models of various electromotive and power conversion devices.

Presentation of principles and theory will be relatively rigorous; however, the level of modeling detail and the sophistication of mathematical analyses of machine operation will be limited to first order (i.e., linear) and some simple second-order (non-linear) approximations.

Students in EET 213W should gain a sound understanding of how and why ac and dc motors and generators, and single phase ac transformers work as they do. The understanding should extend to cover most types of motors, generators, and transformers commonly used in industry today. Students should also understand and be able to apply the basic mathematical and electrical models developed in the course to determine the power requirements, power capability, efficiency, operating characteristics, control requirements, and electrical demands of these machines when used in typical applications. Students will also gain a general knowledge of how motors, generators, and transformers are constructed, and understand the reasons behind the various construction techniques that are used.

EET 213W is also a "writing-intensive" course, which means one of the course objectives is to teach students to prepare formal, written documents about technical subjects. Thus, students will be required to do a significant amount of writing in the course.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: EET 114, EET 118, ENGL 015

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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