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Course unit
ELECTRICAL SCIENCE (Ult. numero di matricola da 5 a 9)
IN19102562, A.A. 2015/16

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0513, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTRICAL SCIENCE
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MASSIMO GUARNIERI ING-IND/31

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/31 Electrotechnics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/03/2016
End of activities 15/06/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
14 Zanuto Nicola 01/06/2019 30/09/2019 GNESOTTO FRANCESCO (Presidente)
BETTINI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
13 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/09/2019 BETTINI PAOLO (Presidente)
12 A.A. 2016/2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2018 ALOTTO PIERGIORGIO (Presidente)
BETTINI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
11 A.A. 2015/2016 01/10/2015 15/03/2017 GUARNIERI MASSIMO (Presidente)
MASCHIO ALVISE (Membro Effettivo)
10 A.A. 2015/2016 01/10/2015 15/03/2017 MASCHIO ALVISE (Presidente)
GUARNIERI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
9 A.A. 2014/2015 01/10/2014 15/03/2016 MASCHIO ALVISE (Presidente)
GUARNIERI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
8 A.A. 2014/2015 01/10/2014 15/03/2016 GUARNIERI MASSIMO (Presidente)
MASCHIO ALVISE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: In order to study profitably the subject, the student must know the contents of Linear Algebra, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, General Physics 1, and General Physics 2.
The program regulation also states that the examinations of any second-year teaching, including Electrical Engineering, can be given only if first-year teachings for at least 30 have been passed, including Calculus 1.
Target skills and knowledge: Starting from the knowledge acquired in previous mathematics and physics classes, the course aims at teaching the basic properties of electrical networks. The main analysis methods and fundamental theorems of the electric network in steady state, harmonic and variable aperiodic conditions will be taught as well.
At the end of the course, this knowledge will allow the student to recognize where and when electrical networks are used. He will be able to identify the best analysis strategies of such networks and know the fundamentals for the synthesis of elementary circuits.
He will also acquire the correct and rigorous terminology needed for Electrical Enginnering.
Examination methods: Mid-term test consisting of 10 multiple-answer quizzes on theoretical subjects.
Written and oral final examination. The written part consists of 10 multiple-answer quizzes on theoretical subjects and in the analysis of two electrical networks. The oral examination consists of a theoretical question.
Assessment criteria: The multiple-answer quizzes allow the student to acquire a score from 0 to 10. He passes with a score equal to or greater than 6.
The two exercises allow the student to acquire a score from 0 to 14. He passes with a score equal to or greater than 8.
The oral question allow the student to acquire a score from 0 to 8. He passes with a score equal to or greater than 4.
In order to pass the whole examination the student must pass each of the three parts and the final score (in thirties) is the sum of the three partial scores.
Course unit contents: 1) Introduction to the and electrical networks and their fundamental concepts. Channeling of electric current: flow tubes, ports and electric power and multi-ports.
2) fundamentals element types. Adynamic one-port: voltage and current sources, resistors, diodes.
3) Adynamic two-ports and their characterization, controlled sources, ideal transformer, ideal gyrator.
4) Dynamic elements: capacitors, inductors, and mutual inductors.
5) Network topology: series and parallel, graphs, topological matrices, Kirchhoff's laws. systems of topological equations. Tellegen's theorem.
6) Principles of analysis and general theorems of electrical networks in quasi-stationary condition.
7) resistor networks, series and parallel, voltage and current dividers.
8) Affine one-ports, their duality and equivalence.
9) Direct currrent linear networks. Analysis problem. Reduced methods: mesh current method, node voltage method, superposition method. Linear network theorems: reciprocity theorem, Thevenin's theorem, Norton's theorem, maximum power transfer theorem.
10) Alternating current networks. Sinusoidal voltages and currents, phasors, impedance, admittance, series and parallel, and their synthesis. Frequency response and resonance. Symbolic networks, properties, theorems and methods of analysis.
11) Three-phase networks. Topologies of generators and impedances in three- and four-wire symmetrical and balanced networks. Three-phase power, power factor correction.
12) Discontinuity and pulses. Impulsive currents in capacitors and impulse voltages in inductors, parallelization and serialization of capacitors and inductors
13) Generally varying dynamic netwoks. Evolution of the fundamental circuits of the first and second order circuits: RC circuit, LR circuit, and LC oscillator. Differential equation, zero input response and zero state response, particular solution and homogeneous solution. Generalized frequencies, time constants, integration constants. Reduced use of Laplace transform in dynamic networks analysis. Transfer functions.
14) Classroom exercises: analysis of circuits in direct current, alternating current, and dynamic circuits. Synthesis of elementary networks.
15) Two laboratory practices.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: classroom lessons at the blackboard, video-projections of slides, practical demonstrations with electrical and electronic instrumentation, and classroom exercises on the analyses and synthesis of electrical networks.
Additional notes about suggested reading: In addition to the textbooks listed below, the following material is downloadable from the course Moodle website (
1) lesson syntheses (with indication of the pertinent chapters of the textbook)
2) informative material for the examination (detailed program, rules for written and oral tests, questions of the oral test)
3) texts of the written tests proposed in the previous sessions

Other informationcan be find there, such as:
- Practical information for attending the lessons
- Link to exam timetable
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Massimo Guarnieri, Elementi di elettrotecnica circuitale - Terza edizione. Padova: Edizioni Progetto, 2014. pp. 571 Cerca nel catalogo
  • M. Bagatin, G. Chitarin, D. Desideri, F. Dughiero, F. Gnesotto, M. Guarnieri, A. Maschio, Esercizi di Elettrotecnica: reti elettriche - seconda edizione. Bologna: Editore Progetto Leonardo, 2013. pp.212 Cerca nel catalogo
  • F. Dughiero, E. Sieni, Esercitazioni di Elettrotecnica. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2013. pp.302 Cerca nel catalogo