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Early History of Electricity

The Word electricity comes from the Latin term electricus, meaning to "produce from amber by friction." This term has its roots in the Greek term elektor, which means beaming sun. Without knowing what it was, the effects of electricity have been observed in nature for centuries.

Modern milestones in the discovery and harnessing of electricity began in 1729 with Stephen Gray's discovery of the conduction of electricity.

In October of 1745, Georg Von Kleist discovered that electricity was controllable and invented what came to be called the "Leyden Jar." It is "an electrical condenser consisting of a glass jar coated inside and outside with metal foil, having the inner coating connected to a conducting rod passed through the insulated stopper."

Starting in 1747, Benjamin Franklin worked with static charges in the air and noted that that their existence suggested the existence of an electrical fluid that could possibly be composed of particles.

In 1750 Franklin discovered that lightning was the same as electrical discharges, and proposed the idea of lightning rods that would draw this charge away from homes, making them safer and less prone to fires. In 1752, Franklin reported the results of his famous kite experiments to the Royal Society.

In 1799 the Royal Institution of Great Britain was founded. It provided important support for the investigation of electricity and magnetism. The same year, Alessandro Volta proved that electricity could be created using "dissimilar metals separated by a salt solution." Volta used copper and zinc plates separated by cardboard that was soaked in a saline solution to produce this effect. Stacking these "cells on top of one another, he devised the first electric battery," the first continuous and controlled source of electricity.

In 1820, Hans Christian Oersted discovered the magnetic effects of a current, by observing that electrical currents effected the needle on a compass. A few weeks later, Marie Ampere discovered that a coil of wires acts like a magnet when a current is passed thorough it.

In 1827 Joseph Henry began a series of electromagnetic experiments and discovered the concept of electrical inductance. He also built one of the first electrical motors. That same year, Georg Simon Ohm working in the field of current electricity discovered the "conduction law that relates potential, current, and circuit resistance." In tribute to him, the Ohm, denotes the unit of electrical resistance."

In 1831 Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction. He explained that it was necessary to have a change in a magnetic field to create current, and that its mere presence was not enough.

These milestones marked the beginning of the field of electricity and electrical engineering that are continuously being further developed.


Electrical Engineering Professions 

Electrical Engineering includes occupations concerned with the application of the laws of electrical energy and the principles of engineering for the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. Also includes the design and development of machinery and equipment for production and utilization of electric power. Accessory techniques needed are those used in mechanical and process engineering. Typical specializations are electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution, atomic power generation, electrical and electronic components, equipment, and systems manufacturing, radio and television broadcasting, telephone, telegraph, and electronic computer engineering, and bioengineering.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, and systems, applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering: Designs electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes [DESIGN ENGINEER, FACILITIES (profess. & kin.) Master Title; DESIGN ENGINEER, PRODUCTS (profess. & kin.) Master Title]. Designs and directs engineering personnel in fabrication of test control apparatus and equipment, and determines methods, procedures, and conditions for testing products [TEST ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) Master Title]. Develops applications of controls, instruments, and systems for new commercial, domestic, and industrial uses. Directs activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications and customer requirements. May direct and coordinate operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and systems in field installations. May specialize in specific area of discipline, such as electrical energy generation, transmission, and distribution systems; products, such as appliances, generators, transformers, control devices, and relays; or area of work, such as manufacturing, applications, or installation. May use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.

ELECTRICAL TEST ENGINEER

Conducts tests on electrical equipment and systems, performing duties as described under TEST ENGINEER 

ELECTRICAL-DESIGN ENGINEER

Designs electrical equipment and products, performing duties as described under DESIGN ENGINEER, FACILITIES.

ELECTRICAL-PROSPECTING ENGINEER alternate titles: electrical engineer, geophysical prospecting

Designs and develops electrical and electronic instruments and equipment used in petroleum prospecting with the seismograph, magnetometer, or other instruments which detect and measure various physical properties of the earth's crust.

ELECTRICAL-RESEARCH ENGINEER

Conducts research in various fields of electrical phenomena performing duties as described under RESEARCH ENGINEER.

ELECTRONICS ENGINEER 

Researches, develops, designs, and tests electronic components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, and scientific applications, applying principles and techniques of electronic engineering: Designs electronic circuits, components and integrated systems, utilizing ferroelectrics, nonlinear, dielectric, phosphorescent, photo-conductive, and thermoelectric properties of materials [DESIGN ENGINEER, PRODUCTS].  Designs test control apparatus and equipment, determines procedures for testing products [TEST ENGINEER, and directs engineering personnel in fabrication of test control apparatus and equipment. Develops new applications of conductive properties of metallic and nonmetallic materials used in components, and in application of components to products or systems. May direct field operations and maintenance of electronic installations. May evaluate operational systems and recommend design modifications to eliminate causes of malfunctions or changes in system requirements. May specialize in development of electronic principles and technology in fields, such as telecommunications, telemetry, aerospace guidance, missile propulsion control, counter-measures, acoustics, nucleonic instrumentation, industrial controls and measurements, high-frequency heating, computers, radiation detection, encephalography, electron optics, and biomedical research. May use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.

ELECTRONICS-DESIGN ENGINEER 

Designs and develops electronic components, equipment, systems, and products, applying knowledge and principles of electronic theory, design, and engineering. Performs duties as described under DESIGN ENGINEER, PRODUCTS (profess. & kin.) Master Title. May use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to formulate and test electronic designs.

ELECTRONICS-RESEARCH ENGINEER 

Conducts research on electronic phenomena, performing duties as described under RESEARCH ENGINEER 

ELECTRONICS-TEST ENGINEER 

Plans, develops, and conducts tests on electronic components, products, and systems, applying knowledge and principles of electronic theory, testing methodology and procedures, and electronic engineering. Performs duties described under TEST ENGINEER (profess. & kin.) Master Title. May develop or use computer software and hardware to conduct tests on electronic products and systems.


For free calculations go to the Calculator page.  The calculators should be used with caution.  Many of these calculators are not verified and are only intended to provide for a starting point in performing a design calculations.  All final design calculations should  be performed using verified and validated programs or calculators that have documented evidence of the verification and validation.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs
Lists academic programs in electrical engineering and computer science country by country.

 

Job Search - Electrical Engineers
Company listings, job search databases and salary surveys from this site for electrical engineers.

 

Electrical Engineering Circuits
Designs for complex circuits that can be used in everything from garage door openers to guitar effect units.

 

EE Times
Daily news about the events and issues of the electrical engineering world. Contains highlights, columns, and a career center.

 

Electrical Engineers Toolbox
Quarterly publication focused on EE Internet resources, including microcontrollers, processors and embedded systems.

 

Integrated System Design
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EENet
Electronics Engineering Network presents a tech library, an employment center and thousands of links to publications, associations and companies.

 

Test & Evaluation Acronyms, Abbreviations & Definitions
Explore this list of electrical engineering, computer and Armed Forces acronyms and abbreviations compiled by the ITT Federal Services Corp.

 

Electronics/Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory provides visitors with a look at their research divisions, staff, and general info documents.

 

National Engineering Search
Employment consultant specializing in software, mechanical and electrical engineering.

 

EE Design Center
Resource for electrical engineers offers product indices, a career center, a list of industry events, and company directories.

 

Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library
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Compliance Engineering
Articles and product safety info from this magazine on regulatory compliance of the electronics industry.

 

Digital Simulator
Download this electronic design program for drawing circuits. With online assistance.

 

EE Times
Daily news about the events and issues of the electrical engineering world. Contains highlights, columns, and a career center.

 

Electrical Engineering Circuits
Designs for complex circuits that can be used in everything from garage door openers to guitar effect units.

 

Electrical Engineers Toolbox
Quarterly publication focused on EE Internet resources, including microcontrollers, processors and embedded systems.

 

Engineering Plus
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ePanorama.net - Electronics Information
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Exar - Financials
Company develops mixed-signal integrated circuits used to convert signals from analog to digital. Get earnings updates and peruse SEC filings.

 

Gerhard Engineering
Electronic circuit and system board designer presents a description of its services, products, and business alliances.

 

IJSSE
International Journal of Small Satellite Engineering explores all aspects of the research and development in this field.

 

Job Search - Electrical Engineers
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Office.com - Electrical Engineering
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Part Net Home Page
Database of electronic and mechanical components, searchable by name, part number or technical specification.

 

RME Group
Rotating Machine Engineers provides engineering services to users of high and low voltage, electric, AC/DC motors and generators. See products.

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs
Lists academic programs in electrical engineering and computer science country by country.

 

Institution of Electrical Engineers
Info on this UK-based institution promoting electrical and manufacturing engineering through the exchange of ideas and information.

 

Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
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Compliance Engineering
Articles and product safety info from this magazine on regulatory compliance of the electronics industry.

 

Computers & Electrical Engineering
Includes submission guidelines, a subscription form and an outline of the journal's contents.

 

EE Times
Weekly magazine for engineers and technical managers focuses on semiconductors as well as system and subsystem hardware and software.

 

Electrical Engineering in Japan
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Electronic Products
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Evaluation Engineering
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IEEE Spectrum
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' magazine with relevance to the scientific community. Full access for members.

 

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IJSSE
International Journal of Small Satellite Engineering explores all aspects of the research and development in this field.

 

Institute, The
Publication of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers offers articles and columns.

 

Int'l J. of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering
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Int'l Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing
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Int'l Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications
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Microelectronic Engineering
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Microwave Journal Home Page
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Powering A Generation of Change
Read about the origins of electrical power, the "Golden Years" of public utilities, and regulation and deregulation. Check out image galleries.

 

Printed Circuit Design
Features news articles, conference updates, a discussion forum, a subscription form and a media kit.

 

Wavelet Digest
Detailed technical journal covers wavelet compression. Subscribe to the electronic newsletter or read current and back issues.

 

EDN Magazine
Covers design techniques, emerging technologies and industry trends for design engineers and engineering managers.

 

ePanorama.net - Electronics Information
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Electronics Source Book, The
Publication for buyers and engineers is used to find distributors for source electronic components and services. Search by region or distributor.

 

Sven's Electronic Pages
Surf company links and others related to electronics. Covers computer chips as well.

 

Government Electronics and Information Technology Association
Information on the group that promotes industries providing electronic and information systems to the government. Membership information and links to company homepages are available.

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -- United States Chapter
Home page for the U.S. chapter of the IEEE, with news, policy statements, career information and a conference calendar
 

 

 

 

 

IEE Southern California Centre
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IEEE Canada
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IEEE Computer Society
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IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society
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IEEE Power Electronics Society
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IEEE Power Engineering Society
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IEEE Signal Processing Society
Group within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers offers links to signal processing publications and conferences.

 

IEEE Solid-States Circuit Society
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IEEE Technical Societies
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Industrial Electronics Society
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Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers USA
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
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International Electrotechnical Commission
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International Engineering Consortium
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Institution of Electrical Engineers
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ICE Electrical Engineering Resources
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WWW Virtual Library - Electrical Engineering
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Benjamin Franklin and Electricity
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Digital Simulator
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EE Design Center
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eg3.com
Directory for the electronic design industry provides links to news, publications, firms, software and trade shows.

 

Electrical Engineering Circuits
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ePanorama.net - Electronics Information
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Exploratorium Science Snacks
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How Van de Graaff Generators Work
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IEEE History Center
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Part Net Home Page
Database of electronic and mechanical components, searchable by name, part number or technical specification.

 

Systems and Control Archive at Dallas
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MSN Encarta - Ampere
Encyclopedia explores the electricity term. Includes information about its symbol, quantity, and uses.

 

MSN Encarta - Amplifier
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MSN Encarta - Antenna
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MSN Encarta - Cable, Electric
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MSN Encarta - Capacitance
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MSN Encarta - Capacitor
Reference entry describes the structure, function, and uses of this device.

 

MSN Encarta - Conductor Electrical
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MSN Encarta - Diode
Explains where this electronic device is used and how it works.

 

MSN Encarta - Electric Arc
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MSN Encarta - Electric Lighting
Defines how light is produced when electricity passes through a combustible filament. See photos.

 

MSN Encarta - Electrical Units
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MSN Encarta - Electricity
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MSN Encarta - Electromagnet
Learn about a magnet strengthened by a current of electricity.

 

MSN Encarta - Electromagnetic Pulse
Find out what produces the large force felt after during the detonation of a nuclear bomb.

 

MSN Encarta - Electron Tube
Find out about an integral part of radio and television technology from the early 1900s.

 

MSN Encarta - Electronics
Covers the development of electronics from vacuum tubes to silicon chips.

 

MSN Encarta - Frequency
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MSN Encarta - Fuse
Find out how this small strip of metal keeps electrical wiring from becoming overheated.

 

MSN Encarta - Integrated Circuit
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MSN Encarta - Leyden Jar
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MSN Encarta - Radar
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MSN Encarta - Radio
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MSN Encarta - Rectification
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MSN Encarta - Resonance
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MSN Encarta - Sound Recording and Reproduction
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MSN Encarta - Transducer
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MSN Encarta - Transistor
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MSN Encarta - Ultrahigh Frequency
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MSN Encarta - Volt
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Steinmetz, Charles Proteus - MSN Encarta
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Tesla, Nikola - MSN Encarta
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Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs
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TechWeb
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Company Profile

EDA, Incorporated provides quality-engineering services on time, on schedule and within budget.  EDA, Inc. is able to do this by performing the work correctly the first time. We accept the most challenging problems and look forward to working with the client as a team member.  EDA believes that the client should be an active participant in the work process to ensure that the product is commensurate with client expectations and is delivered within schedule and budget constraints.

EDA, Inc. belongs to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the Society of Instrument Control Engineers, Society of Professional Engineers (ISA) and the American Nuclear Society (ANS).


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