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.
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
Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Specialist skills | Critical thinking skills | Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
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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 | |
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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.
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)
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%).
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.