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Course unit
IN19102562, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0516, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTRICAL SCIENCE
Department of reference Department of Management and 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 GIUSEPPE CHITARIN ING-IND/31

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/31 Electrotechnics 9.0
Core courses 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 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 CHITARIN GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
SARTORI EMANUELE (Membro Effettivo)
NORO MARCO (Supplente)
OBOE ROBERTO (Supplente)
7 2016 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 CHITARIN GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
SARTORI EMANUELE (Membro Effettivo)
NORO MARCO (Supplente)
OBOE ROBERTO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Basics of deferential and integral Calculus.
Differential vector operators: curl, gradient and divergence.
Target skills and knowledge: Learning and using the methods for engineering analysis and design of electric circuits under DC, AC and generic transient conditions.
Examination methods: SPICE lab
written test (numerical exercises + questions)
+ oral examination (short discussion)
Assessment criteria: written test + oral examination
Course unit contents: Electric circuit theory (steady-state, sinusoidal, time-dependent).
Basic concepts of electromagnetic devices (stationary and rotating)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Fundamentals of electric circuits, 2-terminal, multi-terminal elements. Electric current, electric forces, electric voltage and electric potential, ampere-meter, voltmeter Kirchhoff's laws, electric power, measuring conventions and energy balance. Series and parallel connection, voltage divider and current divider. Resistors, diodes, voltage and current sources; switches.
DC steady-state circuit: properties of 2-terminal linear circuits, methods for linear circuit analysis: superposition of effects, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. Maximum power transfer and Load matching in DC sytems. Link between electromagnetic field (Maxwell) laws and electric circuits, Gauss, Ampere and Faraday-Henry Neumann laws. Magnetic properties of materials, magnetic permeability, hysteresis, magnetic circuits, energy and forces on magnetic materials Energy storage elements: capacitors, inductors, coupled inductors, magnetic circuits, forces and energy.
AC steady-state circuits: symbolic method, impedance, admittance, instantaneous, active, reactive, complex and apparent power, power balance, frequency-domain analysis of RLC circuits, resonance. AC circuit measurements. Maximum power transfer and impedence matching in AC sytems. Fundamentals of electric energy transmission, conversion and distribution Systems: 3-phase systems, reactive power compensation, rotating magnetic field. Fault protection and safety codes for power distribution systems.
Fundamentals of dynamics of first- and second-order circuits: time-domain analysis, state variables and time constants. Frequency-domain analysis, transfer functions.
Fundamentals of stationary and rotating electrical machines: Power Tranformers: operation principle, equivalent circuit, applications. Induction Motors: rotating magnetic field, operation principle, equivalent circuit, applications. Synchronous machines: operational principles, brushless motors.
Numerical simulation of circuits using SPICE.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • M. Guarnieri, A. Stella, Principi e Applicazioni di Elettrotecnica, vol. 1 e 2,. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • M. Bagatin, G. Chitarin, D. Desideri, F. Dughiero, F. Gnesotto, M. Guarnieri, A. Maschio, Esercizi di Elettrotecnica Reti elettriche. Bologna: Società Editrice Esculapio, 2013. OPPURE, IN ALTERNATIVA al Guarnieri Stella : Cerca nel catalogo
  • R. Perfetti, Circuiti Elettrici. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo