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electrical engineering
1. Engineering which studies the practical applications of electricity in science and technology involving electrical current flow through conductors; such as, in motors and generators.
2. A division of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity in all its forms, including those of electronics.

Electrical engineering is concerned with electric light, power systems, and devices.

Electronics engineering is concerned with wire and radio communication, the stored-program electronic computer, radar, and automatic control systems.

3. A branch of engineering which focuses on the design, the construction, and the operation of electrical systems, devices, and equipment.

The founders of electrical science were physicists and mathematicians; such as, Ampere, Faraday, Gauss, and Maxwell, whose theories eventually led to the electric motor and the incandescent lamp.

Access to local motive power without steam or waterwheels and light without flames created a new industry as well as a new profession.

With the introduction of the vacuum-tube and transistor, electronics, the behavior of the electron in vacuum and in solids, joined the field as electronic engineering, and the pertinent U.S. professional society is known as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE.

The common theme is always electricity, the electron, and James Clark Maxwell's wave equation even with the inclusion of newer power systems starting with communications, computers, and optical devices; such as, the laser and the camcorder.

James Maxwell (1831-1879) was a Scottish physicist who was best known for his work with electricity and magnetism.

—Compiled from information presented by
Robert H. Kingston, Electrical engineering and Computer Science;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; as seen in the
Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology;
Edited by Christopher Morris; Academic Press,
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers; New York; 1992; page 719.
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electricity and electrical engineering
These fields are critical areas for modern progress because without electricity, our world would be more heavily polluted and would communicate and operate at much slower speeds.

There would be no electrical equipment, no electronic devices, and there would certainly be no computers to transmit information such as is being done here.

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