Basic concepts of AC systems, single-phase and three-phase networks, electric power generation, transformers, transmission lines, electric machinery and the use of power.
Why take this course?
Electric power and energy are cornerstones of modern industrial societies. This course provides the basis of how electric power is produced, distributed and utilized in an efficient manner. The students need this background in all branches of electrical engineering.
Required for all EE majors; Technical elective for CPE majors
C- or better in 3004.
Elementary network theory, as taught in ECE 2004, is essential for the development of the power network theory in this course. There are no co-requisites for this course.
Major Measurable Learning Objectives
apply the basic principles of circuit analysis to AC networks
apply phasor representation to solve AC networks
solve the network and evaluate performance of single-phase and three-phase networks
determine the equivalent circuit of single- and three-phase transformers
apply the principles of electric machines and their control,
apply AC circuit analysis techniques to transmission lines and interconnected power networks.