Electrical engineering

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Electrical engineering is a broad branch of engineering that deals primarily with electricity and electromagnetism. However, the boundaries of electrical engineering are difficult to define, and electrical engineering problems may involve mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering—among others.

Electrical engineering is perhaps the broadest field of engineering. The primary community for electrical engineers is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE is the world's largest professional organization of any kind, and boasts 360,000 members in 175 countries. To further illustrate how broad electrical engineering can be, the IEEE is composed of 39 societies, which publish 130 journals, transactions and magazines and over 400 conference proceedings each year.

Branches of electrical engineering

The following is a list of some of the areas touched by the field of electrical engineering, organized roughly according to discipline: