Electrical engineers work with electricity in its many forms – from the electrons to the large scale magnetic fields. In addition to designing new products, they construct, operate, and maintain a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment. Some specialize in electronics, others in even more specific areas, like space communications or industrial robotics.
Electrical engineering, sometimes referred to as electrical and electronic engineering – the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. The field first became an identifiable occupation in the late nineteenth century after commercialization of the electric telegraph and electrical power supply. It now covers power, electronics, control systems, signal processing and telecommunications.
Electric vocabulary – the words and how they came to be used in the ways we know them today.
Electrical engineers design and fabricate electrical and electronic devices and systems. Examples include cell phones, televisions and skyscraper electrical delivery systems. Examples of new human-related challenges are in developing the sensors and electronics for bionic systems such as artificial eyes and ears. Electrical engineers typically work for organizations such as ATT, Motorola, Intel, and Medtronic.
[/Computer%20Science Computer Science] – Computer, Software, Hardware, and Network engineering are now considered a separate discipline, although they were originally part of Electrical, and then Electronics engineering.
- Signals and Systems
- Analog Signal Processing
- Frequency Domain
- Digital Signal Processing
- Information Communication
Meet the people in Electrical Engineering
- Tom Cruz (Electrical Engineer) – Engineer, IBM Corporation – Electrical Engineer working in design area chip simulation; chip spinning integration analog.
- Jody Gerstner (Electrical Engineers) – Technical Director, Walt Disney Imagineering – providing guidance for project engineers and technical reviews of designs.
- Diana Albarrán Chicas – Test Section Manager, Space Systems/Loral (SSL)
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Now it is your turn. Here are some challenges for you to work on…
- Electrical Toolkit (app, free) – smart and handy tool for all Electrical & Electronics engineers, electricians, technicians, students etc. Simple to use and smart enough to recalculate circuit values when user edits any input data.
- Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering – open textbook – Signals and Systems, Analog Signal Processing, Frequency Domain, Digital Signal Processing, Information Communication
- Introduction to Physical Electronics – open textbook – Conductors, Semiconductors and Diodes, Bipolar Transistors, FETs, IC Manufacturing, Introduction to Transmission Lines, AC Steady-State Transmission