ENGS 23: Distributed Systems and Fields

Offered

15F: 2
Phan

Textbooks  
Engineering Field Theory, Österberg and Hansen, 2015. (Distributed in class)

16W: 9L
Hansen

Textbooks  
Systems, Fields and Waves, Österberg and Hansen, January 2016 - will be distributed in Class.

16S: 9L
Trembly

Textbooks  
Recommended:
1. Div, Grad, Curl and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus, H. Schey, 4th Edition, Norton, 1996,
ISBN 0393925161.
2. Engineering Field Theory, Österberg and Hansen, 2014 - will be distributed in Class.

16F: 2
Sullivan

17W: 9L
Hansen

17S: 9L
Trembly

Prerequisites

ENGS 22, or equivalent

Dist

TAS

A study of the fundamental properties of distributed systems and their description in terms of scalar and vector fields. After a summary of vector-field theory, the formulation of conservation laws, source laws, and constitutive equations is discussed. Energy and force relations are developed and the nature of potential fields, wave fields, and diffusion fields is examined. A survey of elementary transport processes is given. Particular attention is given to the relation between the description of systems in terms of discrete and distributed parameters. Applications are chosen primarily from fluid mechanics, electromagnetic theory, and heat transfer. Includes a set of laboratories.