Electromagnetics ... a "Toy-box"

This is a set of simple, almost crude, e-learning tools, still under development by Alan Murray, to support electromagnetics teaching in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. The tools are based around easily-available programmes such as Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint to maximise their usefulness on computers without exotic software.

You should be aware, however, that Excel is not really a suitable tool for this. However - they are ubiquitous and it is surprising what can be done by way of simple illustration to allow a student to "play with" a circuit or a mathematical/engineering concept.

Please note - these simulations work on a Windows machine.

The slider controls etc can behave in a silly manner if you change resolution without rebooting your machine (eg by docking/undocking it or by using a data projecter).

This is a well-known "feature" of Excel(!) and it is cured by rebooting the computer plugged into whatever you do or do not want it plugged into.

All toybox tools indexed in the MENU ON THE LEFT of this page

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