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DivisionofTechnicalEducationandManagementStudies

AppliedEngineeringScience ESC103

PassExamQuestion Spring
2009
ElectroMagneticWaves&others

Fall 2006
a) The diagram below shows the electromagnetic spectrum. Bands indicated by the arrows are
labeled A F. List the name of the bands and indicate one application


b) Fig 5a shows two long conductors attached to a DC power supply while Fig 5b
shows the same apparatus connected to an AC supply.
i) Describe in detail, using the system shown in the diagrams, how is an
Electro Magnetic Wave is created.
ii) Describe in detail, using the system shown in the diagrams, how an
Electro Magnetic Wave is propagated.











Spring 2005
a) Briefly explain the following terns as they relate to sound:
(i) Wavefront.
(ii) Harmonics
(iii) Decibel
(iv) Transverse wave
(v) Fundamental note
(vi) Resonance
(vii) Human audio range
(viii) Beats
(ix) Inverse square law

b) State briefly Maxwells equations (in worded form).

c) Identify the frequency bands indicated in the Electromagnetic spectrum above and state
one application of each.
d) Helen FM transmits its broadcast at 101.1MHz FM.
(i) What is the wavelength of this signal?
(ii) What are the limitations of this type of transmission?
e) Explain why it is usually possible for us to see through the glass door into the domestic
microwave oven yet the microwave radiation cannot escape through the door and cause
harm.


Fall 2004
a) State briefly Maxwells equations (in worded form).
b) Clearly explain how an alternating source connected to two long straight pieces of
conductors produces an electromagnetic wave.
c) Helen FM transmits its broadcast at 101.1MHz FM.
(iii) What is the wavelength of this signal?
(iv) What are the limitations of this type of transmission?
d) Explain why it is usually possible for us to see through the glass door into the domestic
microwave oven yet the microwave radiation cannot escape through the door and cause
harm.
Fall 2006

Explain the following terms:
a) Longitudinal wave
b) Standing wave
c) Resonance
d) Harmonics
e) Human audio range
f) Ultra sonic
g) Intensity of wave energy
h) Beats
i) Sonic Boom