Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM1259 - Electrical and Electronic Principles (2011)

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Electrical and Electronic Principles 15 CSM1259 Dr Gareth Kennedy (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
This course offers a comprehensive and practical exploration of basic electrical and electronic concepts, using a combination of theoretical and a hands-on approach to applications, and troubleshooting. This module is a pre-requisite for subsequent modules, including the ‘Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport’ second year module, in the mining and renewable energy degree programmes.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Fundamental Basics 1. Introduction: Electricity, electrical charge, current, voltage, conductance and resistance, electrical and electronics systems, signals, physical quantities and measurement. 2. Electric circuits: SI units, common prefixes, electrical circuits, circuit symbols, direct current and alternating current, resistors, capacitors, and inductors, voltage sources and current sources. Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s law, resistors in series and parallel, resistive potential dividers, power dissipation in resistors. 3. DC circuits: Norton’s Theorems, Superposition, Nodal Analysis, Mesh Analysis, Solving Simultaneous Circuit Equations, Choice of Techniques. Electrical Engineering 4. Basics of Alternating voltages and currents: Voltage and Current, Phasor Diagrams, Impedance, Complex Notation. 5. Inductance and magnetic fields: Electromagnetism, Reluctance, Inductance, Self-inductance, Inductors, Inductors in Series and Parallel, Energy Storage in an Inductor, Mutual Inductance, Transformers, Transient (or DC) response of inductors, AC response of inductors, Circuit Symbols. 6. Capacitance and electric fields: Capacitors and Capacitance, Electric Fields, Capacitors in Series and Parallel, Voltage and Current, Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor, Transient (or DC) response, AC response, Circuit Symbols. 7. AC Circuits: RC and RL circuits, RLC circuits, resonance, series and parallel relationships. 8. Power in AC circuits: Power in Resistive Components, Power in Capacitors, Power in Inductors, Circuits with Resistance and Reactance, Active and Reactive Power, Power triangle, Power Factor Correction, Power Transfer, Power Measurement. Electronic Engineering 9. Digital Systems: Binary quantities and variables, Logic gates, Boolean algebra, Combinational logic, Karnaugh maps, automated methods of minimization, propagation delay and hazards, number systems and binary arithmetic, Numeric and alphabetic codes, Examples of combinational logic design 10. Diodes and Applications: Introduction to semiconductors, diodes and characteristics, diode rectifiers, power supplies, and special purpose diodes. 11. Transistors: DC operation of Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), BJT class A amplifiers, BJT class B amplifiers, The BJT as a switch, DC operation of Field-Effect Transistor (FET), FET amplifiers, Feedback oscillator, Troubleshooting, Application assignment. 12. Operational Amplifiers: Introduction to the operational amplifier, Comparators, Summing amplifiers, Integrators and differentiators, Oscillators, Active filters, Voltage regulators, Application assignment.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams 30 70
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Storey, Neil Electrical & Electronics Systems 1st Pearson Prentice Hall 2004 10: 0130930466 [Library]
Set Hughes,E Electrical and Electronic Technology Pearson 2012 978-0131143975 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE ECTS VALUE 15 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING 1 (NQF Level 4) No Thursday 15 December 2011 Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined