ENGEE23122B (HAM)
Electrical Circuits
15 Points
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Michael Cree
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Ye Chow Kuang
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Paper Description
This paper covers the theory of electrical circuits and applications in signal processing, electrical machines and electrical power supplies.
The paper commences with a review of DC circuits, and quickly proceeds to AC circuit theory with complex impedance. Laplace theory is used to predict circuit performance. SPICE is used to simulate circuit operation and predict performance. The use of feedback to define amplifier performance is studied. In the second half of the paper circuit models are used to describe, control and manipulate power flow in threephase power systems, electrical motors and transformers.
The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/
Paper Structure
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
Laboratory notebooks may be taken into all assessments, exclusive of loose pages, foldouts, etc. All laboratory notebook pages must be bound and any attachments must be completely glued in place such that excisions and additions would be detectable.
Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Recommended Readings
 J. W. Nilsson and S. A. Reidel, Electric Circuits, Pearson, 11th Edn, Global Edn., 2020
 R. L. Boylestad, Introductory Circuit Analysis, Pearson : 2016
 Mohamed ElSharkawi, Fundamentals of Electric Drives, Cengage Learning, 2019
 Jacek F. Gieras, Electrical Machines : Fundamentals of Electromechanical Energy Conversion, CRC Press: 2020
Online Support
This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture videos and printed notes, PDFs of laboratory problem sheets, assignments, and assessment materials.
Workload
The paper schedules a maximum of six contact hours per week for each student. Lectures (including tutorial) (3h) are scheduled every week and the labs (3h) are scheduled for ten weeks giving a total of 72 "contact" hours. A total of 36 hours is allowed for students to do back reading on topics covered in lectures and laboratory preparation. A period of 24 hours is allowed to complete the assignments. Two and a half day's study plus the 3h equivalent exam (the final test) gives a grand total of 155 hours.
Linkages to Other Papers
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisites: ENGEN111 and (ENGEN102 or (ENGEN183 and ENGEN184))
Corequisite(s)
Corequisite papers: ENGEN201