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Electrical Engineering 1 ELE100

The objectives of this course are to give the students an introduction to fundamental subjects in electrical engineering.

Course description for study year 2021-2022

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Learning outcome
  • Have a basic knowledge of electric circuits and parameters
  • Be able to do computations on electric circuits
  • Be able to do computations of energy and power for single phase
  • Perform computations on circuits with diodes (also zener diodes) such as rectifiers
  • Perform computations on power electronic circuits
  • Be able to do computations on magnetic circuits (transformers)
  • The result of the studies should be that the student has acquired skills in design and analysis of some chosen electronic and electromagnetic circuits
  • Fundamental electric terms: current, voltage, power, energy.
  • Fundamental laws of electric circuits, Ohm's law, Kirchoffs laws.
  • Resistive Circuits, series and parallel, voltage-divider, current-divider. Thevenin and Norton Equivalents. Superposition.
  • Capacitance and Inductance.
  • Introduction to electronic components and laboratory equipment. Oscilloscope, signal generator, multimeter.
  • Transients in systems of 1.order: RC- og RL-circuits, steady state analysis, differential equation, standard form, time constant, calculation and sketching of time response. Asymptotes.
  • Simulation and measurements of time 1. order time responses.
  • Steady-State Sinusoidal Analysis: Phasors and use of complex numbers for Impedances. 
  • Frequency response of 1. order systems: Signals - a sum of frequency components, transfer function, magnitude, phase delay. RC- og RL-circuits, transfer function calculation. Sketching of Bode diagram. Asymptotes, deciBel. Generating transfer function in a simulator and based on measurements.
  • Diodes: Especially the use in Rectifier Circuits, Voltage Regulators and Power Electronics. Load-line analysis, Zener Diodes and Diode Models.
  • Magnetic Circuits and Transformers: Magnetic Fields, Force. Magnetic Flux, Ampere's Law. Inductance and Mutual Inductance. Ideal and real Transformers. 
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F Valid calculator

Coursework requirements
Godkjente regneøvinger, Approved laboratory exercises

Compulsory laboratory exercises: 8  Compulsory hand-in assignments: 5 out of 8

Completion of mandatory lab assignments are to be made at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published. Absence due to illness or for other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to the laboratory personnel. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times are made unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed upon.

Failure to complete the assignments on time or not having them approved will result in barring from taking the exam of the course.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Mahdieh Khanmohammadi
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Romuald Karol Bernacki
Head of Department: Tom Ryen
Course teacher: Sven Ole Aase
Method of work
Weekly digital lecturing (videos or on the campus with streaming), 2 hours guided problem-solving and 4 hours laboratory work through the semester. Each lab exercise consist of a theoretical pre-lab and 4 hours lab work. The pre-lab has to be carried out  before the work in the lab can start. Mandatory work demands (such as hand in assignments, lab- assignments, projects, etc) must be approved by subject teacher three weeks ahead of examination date.
Open for
Computer Science- Bachelor's degree programme in computer science Control Engineering and Circuit Design, Vocational Path Control Engineering and Circuit Design - Bachelor's Degree Programme Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Petroleum Technology - Bachelor's Degree Programme Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years
Course assessment
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Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Alternative Current (TE0626) 5
Chemical engineering (TE0099) 2
Digital and Analog Electronic Circuits 1 (TE0622) 4
Electrical Technology for ME-students (BIM330) 2
Electrical technology (BIE280) 2
Electrical Engineering (BIE210) 10
Basic circuit and signal analysis (BIE220) 10
The syllabus can be found in Leganto