Penn State University - Berks Campus - Reading, Pennsylvania
October 6, 2017
October 6, 2017
October 7, 2017
Mid-Atlantic Section Fall Conference
Electromagnetic Fields at York College of Pennsylvania was designed to provide students with theoretical backgrounds on Maxwell’s equations and their applications to engineering problems. Topics include electrostatics, magnetostatics, magnetic fields and matter, induction, and electromagnetics waves. Students’ feedback from the initial offereings of this course indicated that students would like to have hands-on activities to apply the theories they were learning in the class. Students also pointed out that this course looked like another mathematics course without any hands-on activities. To facilitate hands-on experiences in the course, the instructor added two small-scale team projects: one on electrostatics and another on magnetostatics. This paper discusses the method of incorporating projects into a theory-based electromagnatic fields course as well as students’ feedback regarding project expereicnes and the overall course. This paper also includes brief descriptions of student projects along with testing and fabrication results.
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