3117.18 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Course number
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
The students are expected to be well versed with complex number calculation and has upper Secondary School with levels: Math A, Physics B, and Chemistry C.
To enable students to understand basic electrical engineering including electric circuits, electric power, and signal processing.
Kirchoff’s laws and systematic circuit calculations. Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems and superposition. Resistances, capacitors, inductors, and voltage and current sources. Diodes. Time varying voltages and currents. Stationary voltages and currents. Phasors and complex number calculation. Three phase systems. Frequency response.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, group work, problem solving and laboratory projects with reports.
Learning outcomes
After the course the student shall be able to: - Define voltage, current, and power. Describe independent and dependent sources. - Describe and use basic electrical laws. - Analyse serial, parallel and mixed combinations of resistors. Apply voltage and current division rules - Use superposition and Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorem. - Describe the connection between electrical current and voltage in L and C circuits. Calculate currents and voltages in RC and RL circuits. - Calculate stationary DC solution to circuits with R, L, and C. - Calculate the stationary AC-solution to circuits with R, L, and C, including series and parallel combinations. Use phasors and complex calculations. - Calculate three phase circuits. - Calculate active, reactive, and apparent power. - Describe diode models: The ideal diode, piecewise linear models. - Describe rectifier circuits and the ratio between AC and DC currents.
Assessment method
- Project reports with oral presentation - Written examination during the exam week
Marking scale
Allan R. Hambley: Electrical Engineering, Principles and Applications; 6th edition
Benadikt Joensen