7 ECTS credits
190 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 1008072BNR for all students in the 1st semester
a (B) Bachelor - advanced level.
- 1st semester
- Enrollment based on exam contract
- Grading method
- Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
- Can retake in second session
- Enrollment Requirements
- Om een inschrijving te kunnen nemen voor Toegepaste elektriciteit moet men ingeschreven of geslaagd zijn voor Complexe analyse: residurekening en integraaltransformaties en voor Golven en elektromagnetisme.
- Taught in
- Faculty of Engineering
- Educational team
- Rik PINTELON
- Activities and contact hours
- 42 contact hours Lecture
42 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
- Course Content
3 major goals are to be attained:
- Getting insight in the use of mathematical tools to describe the most important experimental classical laws. One starts from the 4 equations of Maxwell. It is demonstrated that when including the law of Lorentz, which expresses the interaction between electrical sources and mechanical forces, any electrical problem can be solved. To achieve this task an introduction on Newtonian potentials is given. Using the theory of Helmholtz, it is shown that the approach of potentials yields an adequate and concise method to tackle electrical problems. This potential theory is also of use in other physical domains then electricity, such as mechanics and hydraulics, and, therefore, this theory is kept as fundamental as possible. The mechanism of conduction in conductors is studied using Ohm's law in local and global form. The resistance is studied as well as the current and voltage distributions in a conductor (calculus methods of Hopkinson). Attention is always drawn on the methods to predict the responses and influences when an electrical source (in scalar or vector form) is applied to a physical system. A mathematical model describing a battery is studied. The same approach to model the sources is also treated for magnetic and dielectric media, whereby an energetic balance is deducted.
- Introduction to network analysis and theory.
- Introduction to measurement techniques, including an illustration of the measurment of electrical quantities. Labs are organized for this part of the course
- Course material
- Course text (Required) : Toegepaste elektriciteit, Netwerken, Pintelon, VUB, 2220170003825, 2017
Course text (Required) : Toegepaste elektriciteit, Macroscopische elektriciteit en metingen, Rolain and Van Biesen, VUB, 2018
- Additional info
The theory course consists of three parts:
- Macroscopic electricity (Rolain, 16 h)
- Network analysis (Pintelon, 14 h)
- Measurement techniques (Rolain, 12 h)
The exercises and labs
- Exercises for the macroscopic electricity and network analysis (18 h)
- Labs for the measurement techniques part (24 h)
Exercises and labs account for the same weight in the final grade
- Learning Outcomes
Aims and objectives:
- In this course electricity is treated as a part of fundamental physics.
- It is a basic course, so that emphasis is made on the description and the mathematical modelling of the physic principles, which were obtained historically from experimental physics.
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Other Exam determines 100% of the final mark.
Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
with a relative weight of 100
which comprises 100% of the final mark.
- Additional info regarding evaluation
Organisation of the exam:
- An oral exam for the theory
- A written exam for the exercises of macroscopic electricity and network analysis
- A permanent evaluation for the labs. There is no separate exam for this part of the course
This offer is part of the following study plans:
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