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Basics of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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About This Course

BASICS OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING is a first year course offered under the B.Tech Engineering program.


MODULE 1: Elementary Concepts of Electric Circuits Elementary concepts of DC electric circuits: Basic Terminology including voltage, current, power, resistance, emf; Resistances in series and parallel; Current and Voltage Division Rules; Capacitors & Inductors: V-I relations and energy stored. Ohms Law and Kirchhoff's laws-Problems; Star-delta conversion (resistive networks only-derivation not required)-problems. Analysis of DC electric circuits: Mesh current method - Matrix representation - Solution of network equations. Node voltage methods-matrix representation-solution of network equations by matrix methods. Numerical problems. MODULE 2: Elementary Concepts of Magnetic circuits, Electromagnetic Induction and AC fundamentals Magnetic Circuits: Basic Terminology: MMF, field strength, flux density, reluctance - comparison between electric and magnetic circuits- Series and parallel magnetic circuits with composite materials, numerical problems. Electromagnetic Induction: Faraday's laws, problems, Lenz's law- statically induced and dynamically induced emfs - Self-inductance and mutual inductance, coefficient of coupling Alternating Current fundamentals: Generation of alternating voltages-Representation of sinusoidal waveforms: frequency, period, Average, RMS values and form factor of waveforms-Numerical Problems. MODULE 3: AC Circuits AC Circuits: Phasor representation of sinusoidal quantities. Trignometric, Rectangular, Polar and complex forms. Analysis of simple AC circuits: Purely resistive, inductive & capacitive circuits; Inductive and capacitive reactance, concept of impedance. Average Power Power factor. Analysis of RL, RC and RLC series circuits-active, reactive and apparent power. Simple numerical problems. Three phase AC systems: Generation of three phase voltages; advantages of three phase systems, star and delta connections (balanced only), relation between line and phase voltages, line and phase currents- Numerical problems.

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Course Staff

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Veena Wilson

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Course Outcomes

CO1 Apply fundamental concepts and circuit laws to solve simple DC electric circuits

CO2 Develop and solve models of magnetic circuits

CO3 Apply the fundamental laws of electrical engineering to solve simple ac circuits in steady state

Text Books

1. D P Kothari and I J Nagrath, “Basic Electrical Engineering”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2010.

2. D C Kulshreshtha, “Basic Electrical Engineering”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2010.

3. M.S.Sukhija and T.K.Nagsarkar, Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Oxford University Press, 2012.


1. Del Toro V, “Electrical Engineering Fundamentals”, Pearson Education.

2. T. K. Nagsarkar, M. S. Sukhija, “Basic Electrical Engineering”, Oxford Higher Education.

3. Hayt W H, Kemmerly J E, and Durbin S M, “Engineering Circuit Analysis”, Tata McGraw-Hill

4. Hughes, “Electrical and Electronic Technology”, Pearson Education.

5. V. N. Mittle and Arvind Mittal, “Basic Electrical Engineering,” Second Edition, McGraw Hill.

6. Parker and Smith, “Problems in Electrical Engineering”, CBS Publishers and Distributors.

7. S. B. Lal Seksena and Kaustuv Dasgupta, “Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering”, Cambridge University Press.

Who should join

First Semester B.Tech Civil Engineering Students - 20120 Admission year