Course Title: 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
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Foundation Core
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Electrical and Electronics Engineering' is a course offered in the third semester of B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Electrical Engineering
Introduction to Electrical Power System - different sources of electrical energy (conventional / alternate), Ideal Independent Current and Voltage Sources.

Reference Directions and Symbols; Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance, Series parallel combination of R, L and C Components.
Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s law, Energy and Power, Voltage Divider and Current Divider Rules, Network Analysis by Mesh Currents, Nodal analysis.

Faraday’s law of Electromagnetic Induction; Magnetic Circuit Elements; Analysis of magnetic Circuits, Self and Mutual Inductances.
Generation of alternating current, Sinusoidal voltage; Instantaneous, Average and rms values of periodic functions; Peak factor, form factor, Phasor representation of sinusoids, Real and Reactive Power, Power factor

Introduction to Three Phase Systems; Balanced 3-Phase STAR and DELTA connections of Load, Three phase power

Unit 2

Classification and Applications of Electrical Machines
DC Motor, Basic 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.

3-Phase Induction Motor - Introduction: Principle of operation, rotating magnetic field, types of I.M, Slip, Rotor Speed, Torque-Slip Relation.

Single Phase Transformer - Principle of Operation, Voltage transformation ratio, emf equation, working of single phase auto-transformer, Three Phase Transformer Connections, Star-delta, star-star.

Unit 3

Electronics Engineering
Introduction to semiconductors and doping: Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, PN junction diode characteristics: forward and reverse bias – breakdown – barrier potential Rectifiers: half wave and full wave, Zener diode – design of regulators and Characteristics.

Introduction to BJT: BJT characteristics curves and region of operation, common emitter, common base configurations, MOSFET characteristics.

Introduction to Operational amplifier: inverting and non-inverting amplifier.

Introduction to logic gates: Boolean Algebra Theorems, De Morgan’s theorem. Logic gates, NOT Gate, AND Gate, OR Gate, XOR Gate, NAND Gate, NOR Gate, X-NOR Gate.

Microcontrollers: Introduction to Microcontrollers, 8051, Microcontroller, Architecture and an example of Microcontroller, based stepper motor control system (only Block Diagram approach).

  • Edward Hughes - ‘Electrical Technology’ - Pearson Education Asia - 7th Edition, - 2011
  • A. P. Malvino - Electronic Principles - Tata McGraw Hill - 7th Edition - 2007
  • Stephen Brown and Zvonko Vranesic – ‘Digital Logic Design’ - Tata McGraw Hill - 2nd Edition
  • V. N. Mittle & Arvind Mittle - ‘Basic Electrical Engineering’ – McGraw Hill - 2nd Edition, 2014
  • Vincent Del Toro - ‘Electrical Engineering Fundamentals’ - Prentice Hall of India Private Limited - 2nd Edition - 2003
  • S. K. Bhattcharya - ‘Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering’ - Pearson - 2012
  • D. P. Kothari & I. J. Nagrath - ‘Theory and Problems of Basic Electrical Engineering” - Prentice Hall of India - 2000
  • David A. Bell – ‘Electronic Devices and Circuits’ - Oxford University Press - 5th Edition – 2008
  • William Gothmann H. - ‘Digital Electronics - An Introduction to Theory and Practice’, Prentice Hall of India, 1977