Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE1000 : Basic Electrical Engineering {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Pravat Kumar Ray


Introduction: Sources of energy, steam, hydro and nuclear power generation, general structure of electrical power systems.
DC Networks: Kirchoff’s laws, node voltage and mesh current methods, delta-star and star-delta conversions, superposition principle, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, Maximum Power Transfer Theorem.
Single phase AC circuits: Single phase emf generation, average and effective values of sinusoids, solution of R, L, C series circuits, j operators, solution of parallel and series-parallel circuits, series -parallel resonance.
Three-phase AC circuits: Three phase emf generation, delta and star connections, line and phase quantities, solution of the three phase circuits with balanced voltage and balanced load conditions, phasor diagram, measurement of power in three phase circuits, three phase four wire circuits.
Magnetic circuits: Review of fundamental laws of electromagnetic induction, transformer and rotational emfs, Solution of magnetic circuits.
DC machine: Construction, emf and torque equations, speed control of DC motors.
Single Phase Transformer: Construction, emf equation, phasor diagrams at no load and full load, equivalent circuit, regulation and efficiency.
Induction Motor: Introduction to three-phase induction motor, construction, principle of rotating magnetic field, starting single phase induction motor, principle of operation.
Measuring Instruments: Introduction to basic instruments, voltmeter, ammeter and wattmeter, principle of analog and digital measurements.

Course Objectives

  1. Impart a basic knowledge of electrical quantities such as current, voltage, power, energy and frequency for understanding the impact of technology in a global and societal context.
  2. Provide working knowledge for the analysis of basic DC and AC circuits used in electrical and electronic devices.
  3. To introduce the concepts of generators, motors, transformers and their applications.
  4. To provide knowledge regarding different instruments used for analog and digital measurement of different electrical quantities

Course Outcomes

1. Predict the response of any electrical and magnetic circuits.
2. Formulate and solve complex AC, DC circuits.
3. Identify the type of electrical machine used for any particular application.
4. Realize the requirement of transformers in transmission and distribution of electric power applications.

Essential Reading

  1. E. Hughes, Electrical and Electronic Technology, PEARSON , 2010
  2. G. Rizzoni, Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering, TMH , 2017

Supplementary Reading

  1. V. D. Toro, Electrical Engineering Fundamentals, PHI , 2015
  2. H. Cotton, Electrical Technology, CBS , 2018