2016 Electrical Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Takada Jun-Ichi  Yamashita Yukihiko  Hayashizaki Noriyosu 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon7-8(S513)  Thr7-8(S513)  
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Course description and aims

Electrical engineering is originally based on electromagnetism, and many other principles and theories such as quantum physics and information theory have been integrated later to cover electronics, information and communmication engineering as well. The application areas of electrical engineering include electrical power, information and communication technology, computer, and instrumentation and measurement. This course provides the most essential topics in electrical engineering, i.e. electrical and electronic circuits, magnetic circuits, as well as the applications to information, communication and electrical power.
This course aims to allow students in the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (who aim at studying various fields of engineering sciences) to grasp the basic essential ideas related to electrical, electronic, communication and computer engineering (electrical engineering in the broad sense). By taking this course, students will be able to understand essential concepts and their application in electrical engineering in a broad sense, in preparation for their further studies on individual subjects.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to explain the essential knowldeg and theories related to electrical-magnetic engineering, and will be ready to study by themselves further on individual subjects such as electrical engineering and information and communication technologies.


circuit theory, transistor, electronics circuit, information theory, electrical power transfer

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The course is taught by lecturers from various fields in electrical engineering and information commuication technologies. In addition to the lectures, in-class exercises and homework are assigned to deepen understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance, Electrical circuit (AC circuit): Complex representation (Yamashita) Euler's formula, Fourier transform
Class 2 Electrical circuit (AC circuit): Steady state analysis (1) Circuit equations and solutions (Yamashita) Nodal analysis, Mesh analysis
Class 3 Electrical circuit (AC circuit): Steady state analysis (2) Frequency characteristics, filters (Yamashita) Examples of filters
Class 4 Electrical circuit (AC circuit): Resonant circuit, Transient analysis (1) Differential equation and Laplace transform (Hayashizaki) Resonant frequency, Laplace transform
Class 5 Electrical circuit (AC circuit): Transient analysis (2) Step response, impulse response, convolution (Hayashizaki) Examples of transient analysis
Class 6 Electrical circuit (AC circuit): Transmission line analysis (1) Transmission line equation and steady state analysis (Takada) Junction of transmission lines
Class 7 Electrical circuit (AC circuit): Transmission line analysis (2) Transient analysis (Takada) Analysis of surge
Class 8 Magnetic circuit: Transformer (Hayashizaki) Magnetic circuit, Faraday's law
Class 9 Electronic circuit: Transistor (1) Transistor as an electron device (Takada) Bipolar transistor, field effect transistor
Class 10 Electronic circuit: Transistor (2) Amplification and switching (Takada) Bias design
Class 11 Electronic circuit: Amplifier, oscillator (Takada) Examples of oscillators and amplifiers
Class 12 Information and communication: Information theory, model of communication systems (Yamashita) Entropy, mutual information
Class 13 Information and communication: Digitization and transmission (Yamashita) Sampling theorem, digital modulation
Class 14 Electrical power: Motor, generator (Hayashizaki) Examples of motors and generators
Class 15 Electrical power: Electrical power transmission (Hayashizaki) Examples of electrical power transmission systems


Handouts are distributed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

English reference books will be identified later.
Takeshi Yanagisawa, Fundamentals of Circuit Theory, Ohm-Sha. ISBN-13: 978-4886862044 (in Japanese)
Shigetaka Takagi, Linear Circuit Theory, Asakura Shoten. ISBN-13: 978-4254221633 (in Japanese)
Nobuo Fujii, Analog Electronic Circuit, Shoko-Do. ISBN-13: 978-4274216121 (in Japanese)
Akira Matsuzawa, Fundamentals of Electronic Circuit Engineering, IEE Japan. ISBN-13: 978-4886862761 (in Japanese)
Michio Hibino, Electic Circuit B, Ohm-Sha. ISBN-13: 978-4274130823 (in Japanese)
Tadashi Fukao, Introduction to Electrical Machines and Power Electronics, Ohm-Sha. ISBN-13: 978-4886862860 (in Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

Depths of understanding in electric circuit, electronics circuit, magnetic circuit, information and communication, and electical power are evaluated. Assessment is based on the final exam (60%) and exercises/homeworks (40%).

Related courses

  • LAS.P103 : Fundamentals of Electromagnetism 1
  • LAS.P104 : Fundamentals of Electromagnetism 2
  • TSE.M201 : Ordinary Differential Equations and Physical Phenomena
  • TSE.M202 : Partial Differential Equations for Science and Engineering
  • TSE.M203 : Theory of Linear System
  • TSE.M204 : Statistics and Data Analysis

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have successfully completed LAS.P103 Fundamentals of Electromagnetism 1, LAS.P104 Fundamentals of Electromagnetism 2, TSE.M201 Ordinary Differential Equations and Physical Phenomena, TSE.M203 Theory of Linear System, or have equivalent knowledge.

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