Some Facts About Electrical Engineering

Some Facts about Electrical Engineering
  Electrical engineering, sometimes referred to as electrical   and electronic engineering, is a field of engineering   that deals with the study and application of electricity,   electronics   and electromagnetism.   The field first became an identifiable occupation in the late   nineteenth century after commercialization of the electric   telegraph   and electrical power supply. It now covers a range of subtopics   including power,   electronics,   control systems,   signal processing   and telecommunications.
      Electrical engineering may or may not include electronic   engineering.   Where a distinction is made, usually outside of the United   States, electrical engineering is considered to deal with   the problems associated with large-scale electrical systems   such as power transmission   and motor control,   whereas electronic engineering deals with the study of small-scale   electronic systems including computers   and integrated circuits.[1]   Alternatively, electrical engineers are usually concerned   with using electricity to transmit energy, while electronic   engineers are concerned with using electricity to transmit   information.
During these years, the study of electricity was largely considered to be a subfield of physics. It was not until the late 19th century that universities started to offer degrees in electrical engineering. The Darmstadt University of Technology founded the first chair and the first faculty of electrical engineering worldwide in 1882. In the same year, under Professor Charles Cross, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology began offering the first option of Electrical Engineering within a physics department.[5] In 1883 Darmstadt University of Technology and Cornell University introduced the world's first courses of study in electrical engineering, and in 1885 the University College London founded...