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School of Engineering
Course unit
ELECTRICAL SCIENCE (Ult. numero di matricola dispari)
IN20102562, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0515, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTRICAL SCIENCE
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
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 is available ONLY for students enrolled in INGEGNERIA DELL'ENERGIA (Ord. 2014)

Teacher in charge PAOLO BETTINI ING-IND/31

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0
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 12.0 96 204.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
25 A.A. 2018/19 (matricole pari) 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 GUARNIERI MASSIMO (Presidente)
BETTINI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
24 A.A. 2019/20 (matricole dispari) 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 BETTINI PAOLO (Presidente)
GUARNIERI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
23 A.A. 2018/19 (matricole pari) 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 GUARNIERI MASSIMO (Presidente)
FORZAN MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
22 A.A. 2018/19 (matricole dispari) 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 FORZAN MICHELE (Presidente)
DUGHIERO FABRIZIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Mandatory:
30 CFU in first year classes, including Mathematical Analysis I
Topics in Linear Algebra and Geometry, Physics, Advanced Mathematics for Engineers, Elements of Physics
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at providing a sound understanding of the fundamental methods for the analysis of electrical networks. It also aims at providing the fundamentals of slow-varying electric and magnetic fields for addressing the subsequent study of electrical machines, systems and devices.
Examination methods: Intermediate test with multiple-choice quizzes;
Final test with multiple-choice quizzes;
Final written test of Electric Circuit and magnetic circuit analyses;
Oral exam.
Assessment criteria: The intermediate test is optional. If brilliantly passed, it allows an increase in the final mark.
Two practical laboratory experiences are optional. If carefully attended, they allow an increase in the final mark.
Passing the final written tests is mandatory for accessing the oral exam that consists of a question on electrical networks and one of electromagnetic fields.
Course unit contents: 1. Fundamental definitions: electrical voltage, current and power.
2. Fundamental electric elements: non-dynamic elements, voltage and current sources, resistors, diodes.
3. Electrical network topology: series and parallel of two-terminals; topological KCL and KVL laws and systems of independent equations. Properties and general theorems of electrical networks.
4. DC circuits: theorems and analysis methods. Elements of non-linear network analysis.
5. Non-dynamic two-ports, fundamental types. Networks with non-dynamic two-ports.
6. Two-terminals and two-ports dynamic elements: capacitors, inductors, and mutual inductors.
7. AC circuits: sinusoidal quantities, phasors; impedances, admittances; their connections and syntheses; frequency response and resonance; symbolic networks, properties, theorems and methods of analysis.
8. Non-harmonic periodic networks.
9. Three-phase networks and systems.
10. Fundamental transient circuits: time evolutions, time constants, and imposed and natural generalised frequencies; evolution of elementary circuits of the first and second order; series and parallel connection of capacitors and inductors.
11. Maxwell equations
12. Current field and electric field.
13. Magnetic field and ferromagnetic materials.
14. Magnetic circuits.
15. Principles of electromechanical power conversion.
16. Currents induced in solid conductors, skin effect, and transformers.
17. Exercises: network analysis at the blackboard and two lab experiences on electrical circuits.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons are deliver at the blackboard, making also use of multimedia file projections.
Powerpoint slides available for downloading as a home study support.
The Moodle platform is used for exchanging information and educational materials.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Textbooks:
1. M.Guarnieri, “Elettrotecnica circuitale”, edizioni, 2017.
2. M. Guarnieri - Booklet “Elementi di Elettromagnetismo per l’Elettrotecnica” downloadable from Moodle.
3. F. Dughiero, E.Sieni, "Esercitazioni di Elettrotecnica", Libreria Progetto, 2013.
4. Downloadable lesson slides.
5. Downloadable past written exam texts.

1. L.O. Chua, C.A. Desoer, E.S. Kuh, Circuiti lineari e non lineari, Jackson, Milano, 1991.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • M. Guarnieri, Elettrotecnica circuitale. Padova:, 2019. Cerca nel catalogo
  • M. Guarnieri, Elementi di Elettromagnetismo per lʼElettrotecnica. Bologna: Esculapio, 2019.
  • M. Bagatin, G. Chiatrin, D. Desideri, F. Dughiero, F. Gnesotto, M. Guarnieri, A. Maschio, Esercizi di Elettrotecnica - Reti Elettriche. Bologna: Esculapio, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • F. Dughiero, E. Sieni, Esercitazioni di Elettrotecnica. Padova: Progetto, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • F. Bellina; P. Bettini; A. Stella; F. Trevisan, Esercizi di elettrotecnica. Padova: Progetto, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Story telling
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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