Chapter 9

Electrical

9.1 Guidance

9.1.1 What is electrical?

Electrical and electronic engineering is recognised as probably the largest and most diverse field of engineering and is concerned with the development, design, application and manufacture of systems and devices that use electric power and signals. Among the most important subjects in the field are electric power and machinery, electronic circuits, control systems, computer design, superconductors, solid state electronics, medical imaging systems, robotics, lasers, radar, consumer electronics and fibre optics.

9.1.2 Introduction

Electrical engineering can be divided into two main branches: electric power and electronics.

Electric power: Electric power is concerned with the design ...

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