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Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Takada Jun-Ichi  Choi Sunkyung  Saito Kentaro  Hayashizaki Noriyosu  Yamashita Yukihiko 
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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. 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 electrical power.
This course aims to allow students in the Undergraduate Major of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (who aim at studying various fields of engineering sciences) to grasp the basic essential ideas related to electrical and electronic 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 technologies.


circuit theory, transistor, electronics circuit, 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 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, and from physics to electric circuits (Choi) Be able to explain the relation between physics and electric circuits.
Class 2 Major circuit elements (Choi) Be able to explain major circuit elements.
Class 3 Circuit laws and networking theorems, and circuit Analysis and power Transfer (Choi) Be able to explain circuit laws and networking theorems, and circuit Analysis and power Transfer.
Class 4 Operational ampli fier and amplif ier models (Choi) Be able to explain Operational ampli fier and amplif ier models.
Class 5 Dynamic circuit elements (Choi) Be able to explain dynamic circuit elements.
Class 6 Transient circuit fundamentals (Choi) Be able to explain transient circuit fundamentals.
Class 7 Steady-State AC circuit fundamentals (Choi) Be able to explain steady-State AC circuit fundamentals.
Class 8 Second-order RLC circuits (Choi) Be able to explain second-order RLC circuits.
Class 9 AC power and power distribution (Choi) Be able to explain AC power and power distribution.
Class 10 Electric transformer and coupled inductors (Choi) Be able to explain electric transformer and coupled inductors.
Class 11 Diode (Takada) Be able to explain the diode.
Class 12 Diode circuits (Takada) Be able to explain diode circuits.
Class 13 Three operating regions of BJT (Takada) Be able to explain the three operating regions of BJT
Class 14 BJT large signal model and circuit applications (Takada) Be able to explain the BJT largel signal model and circuit applications.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Sergey N. Makarov, Reinhold Ludwig, Stephen J. Bitar, "Practical Electrical Engineering," Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2016.
(We have confirmed the book is contained in eBook of Tokyo Tech library on Nov. 2018. https://topics.libra.titech.ac.jp/en/recordID/catalog.bib/OB00266019)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Since the textbook is in English, Japanese reference books are listed as below.
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, and electical power are evaluated. Assessment is based on the final report (60%) and quiz/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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