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Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Version No.: 1.10 Prerequisite: None Objectives This course will provide the students with an overview of the fundamental concepts in electrical engineering. Expected Outcome On the completion of this course the student will be able to: 1. Solve DC &AC Circuits 2. Understand the application of network theorems for electronic circuits. 3. Analyse the first & second order response of transient circuits. 4. Understand the basics of few electromechanical machines. Unit I DC Circuit analysis Terminologies, Ohms law, voltage & current division, source transformation, star-delta conversion, superposition theorem, Thevenins & Nortons theorems, Maximum power transfer theorem. Unit II DC Transients Circuit elements R, L, C. Response (forced & natural) of first order circuits (RL & RC). Response of second order circuit (RLC). Unit III AC Circuit analysis RMS Values, average value, phasor representation of alternating quantities. Concept of joperator, Steady state AC circuit analysis for R, L, C, RL, RC & RLC series and parallel circuits. Series and parallel resonance condition. AC power calculations. Introduction to three phase systems, balanced. Star and delta connections. Measurement of three phase power. Unit IV Magnetic circuits Introduction to magnetic field, magnetic materials, analogy between electrical & magnetic circuits, analysis of magnetic circuits, B-H curve, self & mutual inductance. Unit V Electrical machines Working principle, classification, types, construction of transformer. Ideal transformer, e.m.f equation, voltage transformation ratio, phasor diagram, equivalent circuit of transformer. Principle of DC machine, construction, classification, single loop generator, emf equation, operation of DC motor, derivation of torque, speed control, speed torque characteristics. AC machines (Qualitative Treatment) Text Books 1. VIT Press, (Alexander and Sadiku, Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, McGraw Hill, 3/e, 2008 Fitzgerald, Higginbotham, Grabel, Basic Electrical Engineering, McGraw Hill, 2009). Reference Books 1. W.H.Hayt, J.E.Kemmerly & S.M.Durbin, Engineering Circuit Analysis, TMH, New Delhi, 2002. 2. E.Hughes, Electrical & Electronics Fundamentals, Pearson Education, 2007. Delhi 3. Chakrabarti Circuit theory, Dhanpat Rai & co., 2007. 4. Allan R. Hambley, Electrical Engineering Principles & applications, Pearson Education, 4/e, 2008. Mode of Evaluation: CAT- I & II, Quizzes, Assignments/ other tests, Term End Examination.

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Proceedings of the 29th Academic Council [26.4.2013]