


Politecnico di Torino  
Academic Year 2009/10  
02AULAX, 03AULDR Electrical circuits and Network Analysis 

1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Civil Engineering  Vercelli 1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering  Vercelli 





Objectives of the course
This course provides the fundamental concepts for the basic comprehension of electrical phenomena.

Expected skills
The student will acquire the skill of manually solving elementary circuits with constant or sinusoidal excitation, and transients.

Prerequisites
Differential calculus, algebra of complex numbers, basic Physics

Syllabus
a) electrical variables: voltage, current, power. Kirchhoff laws. Classification of fundamental circuit elements.
b) analysis of resistive networks. Voltage and current division, theorems of Thevenin, Norton, Millmann, superposition, nodal analysis. c) Transients in firstorder circuits. d) Circuits in sinusoidal steadystate. Symbolic analysis, impedance, admittance. Active, reactive, complex, and apparent power. Boucherot theorem, power factor correction. e) threephase generators, loads, and systems. Singlephase equivalent circuit. f) magnetic circuits. Reluctance and inductance. Coupled inductors. Ideal and real transformer. 
Laboratories and/or exercises
Inclass group exercises covering all course program. Weekly sessions will be organized for group exercises under the supervision of a tutor.

Bibliography
Main references
G.Rizzoni, Elettrotecnica  principi e applicazioni, McGrawHill (Milano), 2004 (see also Internet site http://www.ateneonline.it/rizzoni for additional material) C.K.Alexander, M.N.Sadiku, Circuiti Elettrici, McGrawHill (Milano), 2004 (see also Internet site http://www.ateneonline.it/alexander for additional material) Exercise book provided by the course instructor. Testi per approfondimenti A. Laurentini, A.R. Meo, Pomè, Esercizi di elettrotecnica, Levrotto & Bella, Torino, 1975. M. Biey, Esercitazioni di elettrotecnica, CLUT, Torino, 1988. 
Revisions / Exam
The final exam is in two parts. A written test of 2 hours and a short oral test. No books or notes can be carried during the written test. Upon successful completion of the written test, the student can access the oral test, which begins with a discussion of the written part. At the examiner's discretion, additional questions covering the entire course material will be asked in order to complete the exam.

