When it's time to avail yourself of a contractor's electrical engineering services, you want to be certain you've found someone with a surplus of knowledge. Nothing is worse than bringing someone new onto your team, then finding out he seems to have faked his way through much of his career. So it's important to know if someone knows the basics. Whenever you're bringing on a new electrical engineering services contractor, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the trade to a small degree. Don't be obnoxious, of course -- but don't be afraid to be bold about getting your money's worth.
Here are three basic principles found in nearly all electrical engineering services:
Charge. This is the most basic facet of electrical engineering; the services an electrical engineer provides wouldn't be possible without knowledge of electrical charge, a property of all the particles that make up all known matter. Every particle's charge is either positive, negative or zero, and they all interact with each other via electromagnetic force, one of the four fundamental physical forces. Charge is used in electrical engineering all the time; whenever you plug in an electrical device, or run something on batteries, you're using charge. But on a more complicated level, electrical engineering services often involves designing circuits, a complicated process that demands thorough awareness of the flow of electrical charge.
Signals. Signal processing is one of the fundamental sub-disciplines of electrical engineering. Services here might include image processing, video processing, array processing (for processing signals from arrays of sensors) and more. Many kinds of everyday electronic devices yield signals, from microphones and cameras to remote controls. Signal processing involves making sure signals are transmitted properly from one location to another, so that the information being sent in the signals is not corrupted.
Integrated circuits. Let's be fair: Technically, this isn't a principle per se, nor is it an electrical engineering basic. Integrated circuits, which are the backbone of modern technology, are, technically speaking, an electronic engineering principle. But by making sure a menu of electrical engineering services includes electronic engineering tasks such as control systems design and signal processing, you'll ensure that your electrical engineer is more firmly ground in the basic principles as well.
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