Course Title: 
Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering' is a course offered in the first semester of  B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.


  • To impart basic knowledge of electrical quantities and provide working knowledge for the analysis of DC and AC circu
  • To understand the construction and working principle of DC and AC machine
  • To facilitate understanding of basic electronics and operational amplifier circuits

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course the students will be able to

CO1 Understand the basic electric and magnetic circuits
CO2 Analyse DC and AC circuits
CO3 Interpret the construction and working of different types of electrical machines
CO4 Analyse basic electronic components and circuits.

Unit 1 :

Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Current and Voltage sources, Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance; Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s law, Energy and Power – Series parallel combination of R, L, C components, Voltage Divider and Current Divider Rules – Super position Theorem, Network Analysis – Mesh and Node methods- Faraday’s Laws of Electro-magnetic Induction, Magnetic Circuits, Self and Mutual Inductance, Generation of sinusoidal voltage, Instantaneous, Average and effective values of periodic functions, Phasor representation. Introduction to 3-phase systems, Introduction to electric grids.

Unit 2:

Electrical Machines: DC Motor: Construction, principle of operation, Different types of DC motors, Voltage equation of a motor, significance of back emf, Speed, Torque, Torque-Speed characteristics, Output Power, Efficiency and applications. Single Phase Transformer: Construction, principle of operation, EMF Equation. Regulation and Efficiency of a Transformer. Induction Machine: Three Phase Induction Motor: Construction and Principle of Operation, Slip and Torque, Speed Characteristics. Stepper motor: Construction, principle and mode of operation.

Unit 3:

PN Junction diodes, VI Characteristics, Rectifiers: Half wave, Full wave, Bridge. Zener Diode- characteristics, Optoelectronic devices. BJT – characteristics and configurations, Transistor as a Switch. Junction Field Effect Transistors - operation and characteristics, Thyristor – Operation and characteristics. Fundamentals of DIAC and TRIAC. 555 Timer, Integrated circuits. Operational Amplifiers – Inverting and Non-inverting amplifier – Instrumentation amplifiers.

Text Books

  1. Edward Hughe “Electrical and Electronic Technology”, 10th Edition, Pearson Education Asia, 2019.
  2. P. Kothari, I J Nagrath, “Electric Machines”, 5th Edition, Tata McGraw Hill, 2017.
  3. P. Malvino, “Electronic Principles”, 7th Edition, Tata McGraw Hill, 2007.

Reference Books

  1. S. K. Bhattcharya, “Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering”, Pearson, 2012.
  2. Vincent Del Toro, “Electrical Engineering Fundamentals”, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, 2nd Edition, 2003.
  3. David Bell, “Electronic Devices and Circuits”, 5th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  4. Michael Tooley A., “Electronic circuits: Fundamentals and Applications”, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Limited, 2006.