This subject has a twofold objective. On one side, the spreading of a basic electrical engineering culture, including the proper use of the technical language and vocabulary used to describe electric circuits and systems. On the other hand, the explanation of theoretical foundations and practical methods of analyzing linear, lumped-parameters, dc and ac circuits.
Therefore, the methodology is a mix of theoretical lectures, that essentially involve a thorough and systematic application of Kirchhoff's laws, and practical, problem solving oriented activities. Simple problems will be solved manually, more complex ones will require the use of computer tools.
During the development of this course the instructor could offer the students the possibility of doing a small personal work about a generic electric power system, using some free software package as tool. Originality, quality of gathered data, references, good writing and presentation will be assessed.
Classroom activities will be completed with three lab sessions, with a duration 100 minutes each one, on measurements and safety rules, dc circuits, ac circuits and 3-phase circuits, respectively.