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Name Dr Charles Carpenter
Job title Visiting Fellow
Department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, DSc(Lond), FIEE, CEng
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Membership of professional bodies Fellow, IET
Keywords electromagnetism
electromagnetic theory
electrical machines
electromagnetic fundamentals
numerical methods
eddy currents in solid and laminated conductors
electromagnetic forces
Areas of expertise My wide-ranging interest in electromagnetic theory has followed from an industrial experience in electrical machines and actuators.

Published work includes the numerical solution of field problems, methods of calculating forces and EMFs, machine losses, and equivalent circuits.

More recently, my papers have centred on fundamentals, and, in particular, on the consequences of using the potentials, instead of the field vectors, as base electromagnetic variables. This has many implications, including teaching and understanding, particularly for those not wishing to specialise in field theory.