An Introduction to Electrical EngineeringAaron GliebermanAugust 5, 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2010 Earnings distribution by engineering specialty, May 2008
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2010 Average Starting Salaries: July 2009 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2010 Overview-Brief history, disciplines, curriculum
-Review of electrical principles
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jerry Daniels, Ph.D.
Lab visit: Daniels Lab
What is electrical engineering?The study of ELECTRICITY along with its numerous applications A brief historyIn 1600, William Gilbert called
the property of attracting
particles after being rubbed
“electricus”.De Magnete was a treatise of
electricity and magnetism,
noting a long list of elements
that could be electrified.A versoriumGilbert invented the versorium, a device that detected statically-charged bodiesWilliam Gilbert, arguably the first electrical engineer A brief history1800 – voltaic pile developed by Alessandro Volta, a precursor to the battery1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction1873 – Electricity and Magnetism published by James Maxwell, describing a theory for electromagnetismVoltaic pileCircuits containing inductorsMaxwell’s equations ...