10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: AER223
Pre-requisites: A or AS Maths, A or AS Physics (preferably with an electricity module included) or equivalent

Aims/Description: This module provides a basic introduction to electric circuits for engineers of all disciplinary backgrounds. It introduces the passive circuit elements (resistance, capacitance and inductance), and explores their behaviour when driven by ideal voltage and/or current sources. DC and AC power delivery will be discussed, including batteries and transformers. The module also introduces the basics of electromechanical energy conversion, including common motor topologies. The module will include examples and applications of the electrical engineering concepts, to ensure it is relevant and accessible for all disciplines of engineering.

Staff Contact: FUNNELL ADAM
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

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