Course Synopsis

This course is intended to provide students with clear understanding of the DC and AC circuits, basic principles of 3-phase AC circuits, electro-magnetism and magnetic circuits. Students will also gain an understanding of the basic operating principles and performance analysis of three most commonly used electric machines, namely, transformers, dc machines and induction motors.

Course Outcomes

CO1:  Ability to analyse the DC and AC circuits by using Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Current Law, Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law, Source Transformation and Thevenin’s theorem.

CO2:  Ability to calculate and analyse parameters of three phase AC system for Wye and Delta connection.

CO3:  Ability to explain and apply the basic concept of magnetism and electromagnetism in DC and AC machines.


  1. Richard, J. Fowler. (2008) Electricity Principles and Applications, 7th Ed., McGraw Hill.
  2. Boylestad, R.L. (2007) Introductory Circuit Analysis, 11th Ed., Prentice Hall.
  3. Hughes (2005) Electronic Technology, 9th Ed., Prentice Hall.
  4. Charles, K.A. and Matthew N.O.S. Fundamentals of Electric Circuits. International 3rd Ed., McGraw Hill.
  5. Nilsson, J.W. and Riedel S.A. (2005) Electric Circuits, 7th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall.