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Theory & practical implementation

This basic electric engineering course is common to first-year branches of studying. At the end of the course the student is expected to know the fundamental of electrical engineering as well as the practical implementation of fundamental theory concepts.

The basic electrical engineering course for first year students
The basic electrical engineering course for first year students (photo credit: US Coast Guard Academy via Flickr)

Unit 1 – Basic Laws

Basic Laws: Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, Nodes-Branches and loops, Series elements and Voltage Division, Parallel elements and Current Division, Star-Delta transformation, Independent sources and Dependent sources, source transformation.


Unit 2 – AC Fundamentals I

AC Fundamentals-I: Reviews of Complex Algebra, Sinusoids, phasors, Phasor Relations of circuit elements, Impedance and admittance, Impedance Combinations, Series and Parallel combination of inductors and capacitors, Mesh analysis and Nodal analysis.

Parallel Connection of Capacitors
Parallel Connection of Capacitors

Unit 3 – AC Fundamentals II

AC Fundamentals-II: RMS and average values, Form factors, Steady state Analysis of series, Parallel and Series Parallel combination of R,L,C with Sinusoidal excitation, Instantaneous power, Real power, Reactive power and Apparent power, concept of Power factor, Frequency.


Unit 4 – Network Theorems and Resonance

Network Theorems and Resonance: Superposition theorem, Thevinin’s theorem, Nortorn’s theorem, Maximum Power Transfer Theorem, Reciprocity theorem, Resonance in Electrical circuits: Analysis of series and parallel Resonance.

Calculate and measure the open circuit voltage using Thevenin theorem
Calculate and measure the open circuit voltage using Thevenin theorem

Unit 5 – Fundamentals of Electrical Machines

Fundamentals of Electrical Machines: Construction, Principle, Operation and Application of (i) Single phase Transformer (ii) Single phase Induction motor (iii) DC Motor.

Title: The basic electrical engineering course for first-year students – Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute Of Engineering And Technology
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    Jan 13, 2020

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