FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING + INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS (UNIT 2)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of this module is to provide students with basic knowledge of the methods for frequency domain analyis of electrical and electronic linear circuits, and of the basic components and circuits for analog signal processing, with specific focus on operational amplifiers.
The students are expected to be familiar with the notions of mathematics and physics taught in the 1st and 2nd year of the Laurea in Mechanical Engineering.
Course contents summary
1. Linear system models
Building blocks of electro-mechanical systems. Linearity and linearization. Dynamic response of 1st and 2nd order systems.
2. Transfer functions
The Laplace transform. Transfer functions of 1st and 2nd order systems. Series-connected systems. Systems with feedback loops. Stability.
3. Frequency response
Phasors. Frequency response. Bode plots and Bode’s stability criterion.
4. Operational amplifiers
5. Basics of closed-loop controls.
W. Bolton, "Mechatronics - electronic control systems in mechanical and electrical engineering", 4th ed., Pearson Educational, ISBN 978-0-13-240763-2
Classroom lectures and excercises.
Assessment methods and criteria