


Politecnico di Torino  
Academic Year 2007/08  
01AUQCG, 01AUQCW Fundamental of Electrotechnics II 

1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering  Vercelli 1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering  Vercelli 





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 steadystate, and the characterization of multiport 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.

Prerequisites
Calculus, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Methods, and especially Basic Circuit Theory I.

Syllabus
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, threephase systems, power factor correction. 3. Twoports and multiports: matrix characterization, connections, reciprocity. Analysis of complex circuits with SPICE.

Laboratories and/or exercises
The entire course program is the subject of several inclass 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.

Bibliography
Main references
Exercise book directly procided by the Instructor R. Perfetti, Circuiti Elettrici, Zanichelli, 2003. C.K. Alexander, M.N.O. Sadiku, Circuiti elettrici, McGrawHill, 2004 (see also Internet site http://www.ateneonline.it/alexander for additional material) Additional resources for indepth study C.R. Paul, Analysis of linear circuits, McGrawHill, 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 indepth 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.

