Electrotechnics Simone Fiori
Basic understanding of linear algebra.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course allows the students to acquire basic notions about the behavior of the electrical circuits and of their applications in engineering. Such notions will enable the students to understand the fundamental physical phenomena that govern the linear circuits, with and without memory, some automated computation techniques instrumental in their analysis and the aspects related to the generation, the delivery and the utilization of the electrical energy. In addition, the course is structured in order to make the students aware of the ampler multidisciplinary context that the analysis of the electrical circuits lays within.CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The students will be able to analyze reasonably complex circuits by using method of decomposition of complex problems into simpler sub-problems and by using automated computation techniques as well as to understand the more general topics covered by the course. In addition, the students will be able to asserve the instruments acquired in the course to their own creativity with the aim to deal with real-world and applied themes, either singularly or teamed up. TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
The discussion in the lecture room, short and frequent, of cases-study will improve the students' ability to interact and communicate, the ability to learn and to draw conclusions, the degree of general independent judgement and the awareness about the real-world problems to be faced in management engineering.
The course is devoted to the study of the fundamental elements, linear, time-invariant and memoryless and to the study of basic methods to analyze electrical circuits. The course also presents applications to the generation of electrical energy and to its optimal transport.
Detailed contents: Bipoles and generating functions (resistors, inductors, capacitor, indipenendent sources), 2-port nets (transformers, gyrator, nullor, Z and Y nets, driven sources). Circuit analysis based on mesh currents. Thevenin's and Norton's theorems. Numerical solution of resolving systems by the platforms WolframAlpha and MATLAB/OCTAVE.
Applications to the generation and the optimal transport of electrical energy: The MTP theorem and the HV/LV transformers scheme.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
- a written test about the solution of an electrical circuit;
- one or more written tests consisting in the discussion of a theoretical topic.
Both tests may be taken in different exam sessions and in any order.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
In order to pass both tests, the candidate will need to show a good understanding of the proposed problems, to propose one or more correct solutions as well as to show a good ability to explain the proposed solutions correctly and by using an adequate technical language. The maximum score will be given to those candidates that will show a deep understanding of the course's contents.
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
Both tests will be graded by an integer in the range 0-30. The final evaluation will be calculated as the mean value of the two. In case of non-integer mean value, the rounding will be determined after a short interview with the candidate.
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The maximum score will be given to those candidates that will show a deep understanding of the course's contents and a very good ability to explain them.
The distinction mark will be given to those candidates who prove an outstanding ability.
G. Martinelli e M. Salerno, Fondamenti di Elettrotecnica - Circuiti a costanti concentrate lineari e permanenti, Vol. I, Edizioni Scientifiche Siderea (Roma)
G. Martinelli e M. Salerno, Fondamenti di Elettrotecnica - Circuiti a costanti concentrate lineari e permanenti, Vol. II, Edizioni Scientifiche Siderea (Roma)
Additional handouts prepared by the instructor will be made available on the LMS/Moodles platform
- Ingegneria Gestionale (Corso di Laurea Triennale Fuori Sede (DM 270/04))