# FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

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Code
72351
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8784 Mechanical Engineering (L-9) LA SPEZIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/31
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
LA SPEZIA (Mechanical Engineering)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

## OVERVIEW

The module aims at providing basic knowledges on circuit theory, propaedeutic for the subsequent study of electronics, electrical machines and drives.

## AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the module, students will acquire the tools to analyse electrical circuits, both DC and AC (single and three phase). They will be able to solve circuits by applying circuit simplification techniques (for example by means of the Thévenin and Norton theorems) and systematic methods (nodal analysis and mesh analysis) to derive voltages, currents and powers. They will also be able to solve simple transients.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

When completed the course, students will be able to analyse:

- DC circuits
- AC circuits
- simple transients

both employing both systematic methods ( nodal and mesh analysis) and by simplifying the circuit by means of Thévenin and Norton theorems, Millman formulas, etc.

Students will also have a basic knowledge of  three-phase networks and will become familiar with the concepts of electrical power and power balance.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons, with exercises in preparation of the tests.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction - Electromagnetic phenomena, current and voltage - Bipoles and energy balance  - Network properties - Direct current networks - Dielectric phenomena (capacitors) - Magnetic phenomena (inductor) - Alternate Current networks - Three phase networks - Introduction to electrical machines.

M. Guarnieri, A. Stella: “Principi ed applicazioni di Elettrotecnica (volume primo)”, Edizioni Libreria Progetto Padova.

C. K. Alexander, M.N.O. Sadiku: “Electric Circuits”, McGraw-Hill

C. A. Desoer and E. S. Kuh, Basic Circuit Theory, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1969.

## TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Office hours: on&nbsp;wednesday, on request (contacts: mansueto.rossi@unige.it, +393804399525)

Exam Board

ERMANNO DI ZITTI (President)

GIULIO BARABINO

PAOLO GASTALDO

PAOLO MOLFINO

MARIO NERVI

RODOLFO ZUNINO

MANSUETO ROSSI (President Substitute)

## LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons, with exercises in preparation of the tests.

LESSONS START

Start of first semester:  September 19th, 2016. First lesson: September 21st (Wednesday)

## EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written test : two written tests will be held during the lesson period (first: a DC circuit, second: an AC circuit; 3 points each). As an alternative: written tests  during examinations period (2 circuits to solve, AC and DC, 6 points in total).

Threshold for admission to the oral examination: score ≥ 4, out of 6.

Oral exam : a discussion on about 30 minutes  on  exercises and theoretical arguments.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Written tests for the admission to the oral and oral for the final mark.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/01/2021 14:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
14/01/2021 10:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
22/01/2021 10:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
29/01/2021 14:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
05/02/2021 10:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
12/02/2021 10:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
07/06/2021 14:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
18/06/2021 10:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
02/07/2021 14:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
16/07/2021 10:30 LA SPEZIA Orale
03/09/2021 14:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
10/09/2021 10:30 LA SPEZIA Orale