Electrical Circuits 2

Subject 431-210 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials and 12 hours of laboratory work
Total Time Commitment: Not available

431-103 Electrical Circuits 1, 620-143 Applied Mathematics or equivalent

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Assoc Prof Mohammad Abbas Dhia Aldeen
Subject Overview:

Students completing this subject will develop skills for performing circuit analysis on passive linear electrical networks, as well as gain an understanding of basic electrical technologies such as the three-phase supply, transformer and induction motor.

Topics covered; AC single phase circuit analysis (phasor representation, capacitance and inductance, impedance and admittance); power in AC circuits (instantaneous and average, real and reactive, power factor); two port circuits (two port parameters and circuit analysis); response of RLC circuits; magnetic circuits (magnetic flux, magnetic materials, hysteresis, saturation, eddy currents); mutual inductance; transformer circuits (impedance transformations, equivalent circuits, power analysis); frequency selective circuits (filter types and terminologies, frequency response of simple RC filters).

Objectives: On completing this subject the student should be able to:

1. Analyse the behaviour of passive linear electrical network models, in both the time and frequency domain;
2. Explain linear models of electrical power supply systems and transformers;
3. Construct and test simple electrical circuits;
4. Use software tools to simulate the behaviour of electrical circuits.

One 3-hour end of semester examination, practice classes, tests, assignments and project reports not exceeding 20 pages. Students will be notified of the weighting of assessment components at the beginning of the semester.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals

  • in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline

  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

  • ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance

  • understanding of the principles of sustainable design and development

  • understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and commitment to them

  • expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, capacity to do so

  • capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning

  • intellectual curiosity and creativity, including understanding of the philosophical and methodological bases of research activity

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and Bachelor of Computer Science

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