Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

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Associate Lecturers

Laboratory exercises

Course Description

Fundamentals of electricity, capacitance. Electric current and electrical phenomena. Fundamentals of magnetism, inductance and mutual inductance. Concepts, elements and topology of electric circuits. Kirchhoff s laws. DC circuits. Superposition, Thevenin theorem, Norton theorem, nodal analysis, mesh analysis. Current and voltage waveforms. Complex calculus in analysis of AC circuits. RLC circuits. Topographic and locus diagrams. Frequency characteristics of RLC circuits. Power in AC circuits. Three-phase system. Transients in first- and second-order circuits. Transformers.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
[FER3-EN] Computing - study
(2. semester)
[FER3-EN] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
(2. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the fundamental concepts related to electricity, magnetism and electric circuit theory.
  2. Apply Kirchhoff's laws to DC and AC circuits analysis
  3. Apply phasors for sinusoidal AC circuit analysis
  4. Analyze DC and AC circuits by following circuit analysis methods and theorems: nodal analysis, mesh analysis, star-delta transformation, transformation between real source models, Thévenin's and Norton's theorems
  5. Analyze transients in first- and second-order circuits
  6. Apply the principle of linearity and superposition to AC and DC circuits.
  7. Apply circuit analysis methods to transformers and three-phase systems
  8. Use basic laboratory measurement equipment including the power supplies, ammeters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, digital multimeters, function generators, and oscilloscopes as well as to conduct experiments, to measure basic quantities in electric circuits, and to interpret data.

Forms of Teaching


Involment in lectures

Independent assignments

preparing for lab classes, homework


Laboratory work

Work with mentor

Lecturers consultations

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 6 % 0 % 6 %
Homeworks 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Quizzes 0 % 9 % 0 % 9 %
Class participation 0 % 4 % 0 % 4 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 26 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 26 %
Final Exam: Oral 24 %
Exam: Written 18 % 52 %
Exam: Oral 24 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Variables (charge, currents, energy, voltage, power, flux linkages), Elements (resistor, inductor, capacitor, voltage and current sources)
  2. Circuit Topology, Kirchhoff 's Current Law, Kirchhoff 's Voltage Law, Linearly Independent Kirchhoff Equations, Resistive Circuits
  3. AC Quantities, Amplitude and Phase Relationships for Circuit Elements, Phasors
  4. Impedance and Admittance, AC Steady-State Equations
  5. AC Power
  6. Series and Parallel Connections, Voltage and Current Divider Rules, Input Impedance, Nonlinear Resistive Circuits
  7. Frequency Characteristics of Electric Circuits - Resonance
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Nodal Analysis, Mesh Current Analysis
  10. The Superposition Principle, Thévenin's Theorem, Norton's Theorem
  11. Three-Phase Line and Phase Quantities, Δ and Y connections
  12. Δ and Y connections, Power in Three-Phase System
  13. MutuaI Inductance and Coupled Circuit Equations, Transformers
  14. First-Order Circuits Transients, Second-Order Circuits Transients
  15. Final exam


(.), Osnove elektrotehnike - nastavni materijali,
V. Pinter (1989.), Osnove elektrotehnike, I i II dio, Tehnička knjiga, Zagreb
E. Šehović, M. Tkalić, I Felja (1992.), Osnove elektrotehnike - zbirka primjera, I dio, Školska knjiga, Zagreb
A. Pavić, I. Felja (1996.), Osnove elektrotehnike 1, auditorne vježbe, Korijandol

For students


ID 209630
  Summer semester
L1 English Level
L2 e-Learning
90 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

86 Excellent
74 Very Good
62 Good
50 Sufficient