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Course Detail

Course Name Fundamentals of Electrical Technology
Course Code 15ECE112
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Semester Two
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to Electrical Power System – Ideal Independent Current and Voltage Sources – Reference Directions and Symbols – Resistance – Inductance – Capacitance – Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s law – Energy and Power – Series parallel combination of R,L and C Components – DC Series – Parallel Circuits – Voltage Divider and Current Divider Rules – Superposition Theorem – Network Analysis – Mesh and Node methods – Generation of sinusoidal voltage – Instantaneous – Average and effective values of periodic functions – Phasor representation.

Unit 2

Reactance and Impedance – Response in RLC circuits to sinusoidal voltage – Real and Reactive Power – Power factor – Complex Power and Power Triangle: Introduction to Three Phase Systems – Balanced 3-Phase STAR and DELTAconnections of Load – Three phase power.

Unit 3

Measuring Instruments for AC and DC quantities: Instruments to measure Voltage – Current – Power and Energy – Electromagnetic Induction – Magnetic Circuit Elements – Self and Mutual Inductances – Classification and Applications of Electrical Machines – Torque – Output Power and Efficiency. 3-Phase Induction Motor: Principle of operation – Slip – Torque – Speed relation. Single Phase and Three Phase Transformers – Principle of Operation – Turns ratio and connections.

Text Books

  1. Edward Hughes, “Electrical Technology”, Pearson Education Asia, Seventh Edition 2011
  2. A. P. Malvino, “Electronic Principles”, Tata McGraw Hill, Seventh Edition, 2007.


  • S K Bhattcharya, “Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering”, Pearson, 2012
  • Vincent Del Toro, “ElectricalEngineering Fundamentals”, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, Second Edition, 2003.
  • David A Bell, “Electronic Devices and Circuits”, Oxford University Press, Fifth Edition, 2008
  • Michael Tooley B A, “Electronic Circuits: Fundamentals and Applications”, Elsevier Ltd, Third Edition, 2006.

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