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Electronic Communications Engineering Associate's degrees in electronic engineering

technology are also available. These programs


If you're interested in repairing or developing prepare students to find employment as
electronic communication systems, a degree in technicians engaged in the service and repair of
electronic communications engineering may be equipment, such as broadcast television, radio
right for you. Read on to learn more about this and other telecommunication systems.
field, including academic and career options. Technicians also assist engineers. Coursework
may include equipment soldering, electrical
Inside Electronic Communications circuit analysis, semiconductor devices and
Engineering circuits, digital systems, industrial safety,
microcomputer systems and electronic control
Electronic communications engineering is the systems. Employers range from research and
utilization of science and math applied to development labs to electronic equipment
practical problems in the field of communications. manufacturers, as well as colleges and
Electronic communications engineers engage in universities, government agencies, medical labs
research, design, development and testing of the and hospitals.
electronic equipment used in various
communications systems. It is due to electrical
engineers that we enjoy such modern
communication devices as cellular telephones, The availability of affordable means of
radios and television. If you'd like to learn more communication has been one of electronics
about this career field and how to enter it, review greatest contributions to human society.
the following resources from Study.com.
The telephone, radio, satellite
Education Information communications, the internet, mobile
phones each new development has
Electronics and electrical engineering degree revolutionised the way we live and the
programs with communication concentrations are way we think about our world.
typically offered from the bachelor's to the
doctoral level. These programs prepare students New technologies continuously emerge,
for careers as systems engineers, research with 4G mobile phones offering the
engineers, controls engineers, communication possibility of real-time high quality video.
engineers and electronic engineers, as well as
researchers and university professors. The DSL and broadband wireless systems
programs are rigorous with an emphasis in math provide many times the capacity of
and science. Students study topics such as modems bringing increased amounts of
wireless, digital, data and fiber optic information into our homes.
communications. Students should look for
programs accredited by ABET (www.abet.org).
Other examples include advanced
Engineers who offer their services directly to the
wavelength-division multiplexing
public must be licensed by the state, which
schemes, promising vast reductions in
typically requires graduation from an ABET-
the cost of long-distance data
accredited program.
transmission.
Soon fourth generation systems will unify hydrostatics is the study of static fluids, and
all these technologies and users will be elasticity and plasticity are two branches devoted
able to receive and transmit anything, at to deformable bodies. Therefore this article will
anytime, from anywhere. be limited to the discussion of the statics of rigid
bodies in two- and three-space dimensions.
All these developments have been fuelled by In statics the bodies being studied are in
advances in communications technology. equilibrium. The equilibrium conditions are very
Constantly emerging new protocols and coding similar in the planar, or two-dimensional, and the
schemes, new ways to represent video, images three-dimensional rigid-body statics. These are
and speech as data, new means of delivering this that the vector sum of all forces acting upon the
information to users via cable, fibre, and body must be zero; and the resultant of all
increasingly via radio. These developments are, torques about any point must be zero. Thus it is
in turn, based on sound engineering principles. necessary to understand the vector sums of
forces and torques.
The Communications Group in the Department
has a very well established reputation in many In studying statics problems, two principles,
areas of communications, particularly mobile and superposition and transmissibility, are used
satellite communications. repeatedly on force vectors. They are applicable
to all vectors, but specifically to forces and
These courses aim to prepare students to play a torques (first moments of forces). The principle of
leading role in the continuing adventure of superposition of vectors is that the sum of any
modern communications researching, two vectors is another vector. The principle of
designing, building and marketing the next transmissibility of a force applied to a rigid body
generation of products. is that the same mechanical effect is produced by
any shift of the application of the force along its
line of action. To use the superposition principle
to add two vectors, the principle of
transmissibility is used to move some vectors
along their line of action in order to add to their
Statics components.
The branch of mechanics that describes bodies The moment of a force about a directed line is a
which are acted upon by balanced forces and signed number whose value can be obtained by
torques so that they remain at rest or in uniform applying these two rules: (1) The moment of a
motion. This includes point particles, rigid bodies, force about a line parallel to the force is zero. (2)
fluids, and deformable solids in general. Static The moment of a force about a line normal to a
point particles, however, are not very interesting, plane containing the force is the product of the
and special branches of mechanics are devoted magnitude of the force and the least distance
to fluids and deformable solids. For example, from the line to the line of the force.