Introduction to Electrical Engineering. Electrical engineering (sometimes referred to as electrical and electronic engineering) is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism
To answer the first question in a simple way, electrical engineering deals mainly with information systems and with power and energy systems. In the former, electrical means are used to transmit, store, and process information; while in the latter, bulk energy is transmitted from one place to another and power is converted from one form to another.The second question is best answered by taking a look at the variety of periodicals published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is the largest technical society in the world with over 320,000 members in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Table I lists 75 IEEE Society/Council periodicals along with three broad-scope publications. The transactions and journals of the IEEE may be classified into broad categories of devices, circuits, electronics, computers, systems, and interdisciplinary areas. All areas of electrical engineering require a working knowledge of physics and mathematics, as well as engineering methodologies and supporting skills in communications and human relations. A closely related field is that of computer science. Obviously, one cannot deal with all aspects of all of these areas. Instead, the general concepts and techniques will be emphasized in order to provide the reader with the necessary background needed to pursue specific topics in more detail.
The purpose of this text is to present the basic theory and practice of electrical engineering to students with varied backgrounds and interests. After all, electrical engineering rests upon a few major principles and sub principles.