course: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering - electrical and magnetic fields

teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
overhead transparencies, Moodle, computer based presentation, black board and chalk
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Awakowicz
Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Roll (ETIT), M. Sc. Vera Bracht (ETIT), Dr.-Ing. Ralf Hereth (ETIT), M. Sc. Stefan Ries (ETIT), M. Sc. Ryan Smith (ETIT)
offered in:
summer term

dates in summer term

  • start: Monday the 20.04.2020
  • lecture Mondays: from 08:15 to 09.45 o'clock
  • lecture Thursdays: from 14:15 to 15.45 o'clock
  • tutorial Wednesdays: from 08:15 to 09.45 o'clock


All statements pertaining to examination modalities (for the summer/winter term of 2020) are given with reservations. Changes due to new requirements from the university will be announced as soon as possible.
Form of exam:written
Registration for exam:FlexNow
Rooms : HZO 20,  HZO 10,  HIA
Individual appointments of students to each exam location will be issued by the responsible chair.


Students have a basic understanding of Maxwell's equations in integral form as well as of selected applications. They are able apply the equations to solve simple problems.


Maxwell's equations in integral form and some applications:

  • The electrostatic field: electric field strength; electric flux density; electric potential; the capacitance; energy and forces in electrical fields; material media in electrical fields
  • The electrical current: current and current density; Ohm's law; electric flow field; energy conversion in electric circuits
  • The stationary magnetic field: magnetic flux density; magnetic field strength; Lorentz force; Ampere’s Circuital Law; material media in magnetic fields; magnetic circuits; applications of magnetic forces
  • The magnetic induction: induction due to motion within a magnetic field; induction due to a alternating magnetic field; inductance and mutual inductance; energy in magnetic fields; Eddy currents and Skin effect
  • The transformer: the ideal transformer; nonideal transformer models; applications



recommended knowledge

Students must have basic knowledge of differential and integral calculus and vector analysis as teached in senior classes of German Gymnasium. Also they should have basic knowledge about DC and AC Network Analysis using complex numbers as teached in the lecture „Fun­da­men­tals of Elec­tri­cal En­gi­nee­ring - Elec­tric Cir­cuits“.


Im Sommersemester 2020 wird dieser Kurs bis auf weiteres als online-gestützte Veranstaltung ohne Präsenzveranstaltungen durchgeführt. Die Koordination der Kursaktivitäten wird über Moodle erfolgen.

Name des Moodle-Kurses: Allgemeine Elektrotechnik 2 - Felder (SoSe20)

Link zum Moodle-Kurs: