Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

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. The Superposition Principle; Thevenin's Theorem; Norton's Theorem.
  10. Nodal Analysis; Mesh Current Analysis.
  11. Three-Phase Line and Phase Quantities; Δ and Y connections.
  12. Δ and Y connections; Power in Three-Phase System.
  13. MutulaI Inductance and Coupled Circuit Equations; Transformers.
  14. First-Order Circuits Transients; Second-Order Circuits Transients.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Computing (study)
(2. semester)


(.), 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

Associate Lecturers

Laboratory exercises


ID 183374
  Summer semester
L2 English Level
L2 e-Learning
90 Lectures
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

86 Excellent
74 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable