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Fundamentals Electrical Engineering

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to interpret electrical-engineering plans and data sheets, identify basic principles of controls and regulations that are the foundation for stability in the electrical-supply network, interpret the parameters of direct, alternating and rotary current and describe the functionality and operating behavior of electrical machines.

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course contents

Kirchhoff’s laws of network engineering are explained with basic circuitry of direct-current technology and measurement technology. The basic parameters of alternating and rotary current build on these fields and introduce concepts such as reactive, effective and apparent power. The most important semiconductor applications in measurement technology, digital technology and power electronics reference to devices in electrical engineering as they are currently used. Electric machines, motors and generators are described with pointer diagrams. Technical designs as asynchronous and synchronous machines are depicted with their typical usage areas and properties for drive technology and electrical energy production. Structures and properties of control circuits are demonstrated with examples from Energy Business.

recommended or required reading

Tkotz K.: Fachkunde Elektrotechnik, 30. Auflage, Europa-Fachbuchreihe, 2016 Hagmann G.: Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, 17. Auflage, AULA-Verlag, 2017

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination

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recommended optional program components

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type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

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