Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
Fundamental of Electrotechnics II
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Grivet Talocia Stefano ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-IND/31 36 18 0 0 8
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/31 5 C - Affini o integrative Discipline ingegneristiche
Objectives of the course
The general methodologies for the linear analysis (including automatic analysis) of electrical circuits are presented. The teaching strategy is based on the use of induction and on examples: active participation and interaction is expected during the lectures, since the theoretical parts are complemented by many practical examples that are to be solved by the students during collaborative group exercises.
Expected skills
The student should acquire the capability of manually solving simple circuits by hand calculations, and more complex circuits with the aid of a circuit simulator. Among the expected skills to be acquired we can list the Laplace transform and its application to the transient analysis of linear circuits, the analysis of circuits in sinusoidal steady-state, and the characterization of multi-port network elements. The course material is essential for a basic understanding of the electronic applications that will be encountered by the student in successive courses.
Calculus, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Methods, and especially Basic Circuit Theory I.
1. Symbolic analysis of electric networks: foundations of Laplace transform, application to the study of transients in linear circuits; network functions and their properties. 2. Sinusoidal steady state: phasor analysis, complex power, matching, three-phase systems, power factor correction. 3. Two-ports and multi-ports: matrix characterization, connections, reciprocity. Analysis of complex circuits with SPICE.
Laboratories and/or exercises
The entire course program is the subject of several in-class group exercise sessions. A few computer lab hours are dedicated to the circuit simulator SPICE. Weekly sessions will be organized for group exercises under the supervision of a tutor.
Main references
 Exercise book directly procided by the Instructor
 R. Perfetti, Circuiti Elettrici, Zanichelli, 2003.
 C.K. Alexander, M.N.O. Sadiku, Circuiti elettrici, McGraw-Hill, 2004 (see also Internet site http://www.ateneonline.it/alexander for additional material)
Additional resources for in-depth study
 C.R. Paul, Analysis of linear circuits, McGraw-Hill, 1989.
 Laurentini, A.R. Meo, R. Pomé, Esercizi di elettrotecnica, Levrotto & Bella, Torino, 1975.
 M. Biey, Esercitazioni di elettrotecnica, CLUT, Torino, 1988.
 M. Biey, SPICE e PSPICE Introduzione all'uso, CLUT, Torino, 1993
Revisions / Exam
The exam is structured in two parts. 1. Tests aimed at the verification of the basic notions of circuit theory. The duration of the test is 60 minutes, with 8 elementary tests, each scoring up to 2 points. The student can leave the test within the first 45 minutes. After this deadline, the test is considered to be valid. 2. Oral test aimed at the in-depth verification of the competencies acquired by the student. The maximum score for this part is 14 points. The final score is determined by the sum of the two partial scores earned in the two parts.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2007/08

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