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1. D C Circuit Analysis and Network Theorems:


Circuit Concepts: Concepts of network, Active and passive elements, Voltage and current sources, Concept of linearity and linear network, Unilateral and bilateral elements, R, L and C as linear elements, Source transformation


Kirchhoff's laws; Loop and nodal methods of analysis; Star-delta transformation


Network theorems: Superposition theorem, Thevenin's theorem, Norton's theorem, Maximum Power


Transfer theorem (Simple numerical problems)





2. Steady- State Analysis of Single Phase AC Circuits:


AC fundamentals: Sinusoidal, square and triangular waveforms – Average and effective values, Form and peak factors, Concept of phasors, phasor representation of sinusoidally varying voltage and current, Analysis of series, parallel and series-parallel RLC Circuits, Resonance in series and parallel circuits, bandwidth and quality factor; Apparent, active & reactive powers, Power factor, Causes and problems of


low power factor, Concept of power factor improvement (Simple numerical problems)





3. Three Phase AC Circuits:


Three phase system-its necessity and advantages, Star and delta connections, Balanced supply and

balanced load, Line and phase voltage/current relations, Three-phase  power and its measurement

(simple numerical problems).                                                                                                   3


4. Measuring Instruments:


Types of instruments, Construction and working principles of PMMC and moving iron type voltmeters & ammeters, Single phase dynamometer wattmeter, Use of shunts and multipliers (Simple numerical


problems on shunts and multipliers)






Introduction to Earthing and Electrical Safety:


Need of Earthing of equipment and devices, important electrical safety issues.



Magnetic Circuit:



Magnetic circuit concepts, analogy between electric & magnetic circuits, B-H curve, Hysteresis and eddy

current losses, Mutual coupling with dot convention, Magnetic circuit calculations.







7. Single Phase Transformer:


Principle of operation, Construction, EMF equation, Equivalent circuit, Power losses, Efficiency (Simple


numerical problems), Introduction to auto transformer.





8. Electrical Machines:


Concept of electro mechanical energy conversion


DC machines: Types, EMF equation of generator and torque equation of motor, Characteristics and applications of DC motors (simple numerical problems)


Three Phase Induction Motor: Types, Principle of operation, Slip-torque characteristics, Applications


(Numerical problems related to slip only)


Single Phase Induction motor: Principle of operation and introduction to methods of starting, applications.


Three Phase Synchronous Machines: Principle of operation of alternator and synchronous motor and

their applications.





Text Books:


  1. "Principles of Electrical Engineering", V. Del Toro,; Prentice Hall International
  2. "Basic Electrical Engineering", D P Kothari, I.J. Nagarath; Tata McGraw Hill
  3. "Basic Electrical Engineering", S N Singh; Prentice Hall International
  4. "Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering", B Dwivedi, A Tripathi; Wiley India
  5. "Basic Electrical Engineering", Kuldeep Sahay, New Age International Publishers



Reference Books:


  1. "Electrical and Electronics Technology", Edward Hughes; Pearson
  2. "Engineering Circuit Analysis", W.H. Hayt & J.E. Kimerly; Mc Graw Hill
  3. "Basic Electrical Engineering", C L Wadhwa; New Age International
  4. "Basic Electrical Engineering", T.K. Nagsarkar,M.S. Shukhija; Oxford University Press