Course code FYS230

FYS230 Electrical Engineering

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Course responsible: Petter Hieronymus Heyerdahl
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

80 students: 64 in January term and 16 in June term.

A maximum of 64 participants will be given laboratory exercises and final exam in the January period. If the number of participants exceeds 64, also the June period will be used for laboratory exercises and final exam. The maximum number of participants in June is 16.

Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in autumn parallel and January block. If there are more than 64 students, the lab wil also be offered in the June block.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course starts out by repeating the electrical principles from the study of electromagnetism, relevant for this course. We will then cover the principles, construction, output, properties and fields of application of various electrical machines.
Learning outcome:
You will understand that all transformation of energy in machines follows the law of induction: Voltage is induced when an electrical conductor experiences a varying magnetic field. You will see that a dynamo, a generator, a motor, a transformer, a loudspeaker, a microphone, a cassette player and the read/write head in a computer disk are in theory similar machines. You will become familiar with some different machine types such as the inducton machine also called asynchronous machine, the synchronous machine, the direct current generator and motor and transformers of various kinds. In the same way, you are to understand the difference between direct current, alternating current, single phase systems, three-phase systems and you will be able to conduct elementary calculations on machines in simple networks. You will also understand the ideas of efficiency, active and reactive power and some important roles that they play in small and large energy systems.
Learning activities:
Textbook teaching through lectures in autumn parallell. Calculation exercises will be given throughout the course. Laboratory exercises in the January block or the June block with labs on the most important machines and principles being part of the course.
Teaching support:
Fronter. Tutoring by teaching assistants. Meetings with teacher by appointment.
Theodore Wildi: Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems. Prentice hall, ISBN 0-13-093083-0 Currently: Sixth Edition. Curriculum is covered by chapters 1 - 18. Details will be given in Fronter. 7 laboratory assignments are also curriculum.
MATH111, MATH112, MATH113, FYS101, FYS102 and FYS103.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
There will be two midterm tests of two hours each. You must pass both tests to take part in the laboratory part of the course. You have to participate in a safety demonstration and must in writing accept the safety instructions for the laboratory part before you can participate in the laboratory part. Alle laboratory exercises shall be performed and must, including reports, be approved before you can take the final exam.
Written exam. 3.5 hours.
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Autumn paralell: 2 hours twice a week. Exercises: 1-2 hours per week January block: Laboratory assignments, duration 4 - 7 hours each
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written test: A - E / Ikke bestått