CODE  98175 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2022/2023 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  INGIND/31 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  2° Semester 
MODULES  Questo insegnamento è un modulo di: 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
OVERVIEW
This subject aims to provide basic elements of electrical circuit theory (resistive elements and networks, transient and steadystate analysis of elementary firstorder and secondorder linear circuits, analysis of some circuit properties in periodical steadystate conditions) and to apply them to examples. To this end, concepts coming from Mathematics, Physics and Geometry are applied to circuits and some basic mathematical and scientific principles are introduced.
AIMS AND CONTENT
LEARNING OUTCOMES
The aim of the course is to provide a preliminary knowledge of electrical engineering and is aimed at the specialist in nonelectrical engineering sectors, transmitting the essential knowledge of the theory of electric and magnetic fields and electrical networks.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
It is expected that at the end of this subject the student will be able to analyze linear timeinvariant resistive circuits and firstorder and secondorder dynamical circuits (transitory and steadystate analysis), by correctly writing topological equations and descriptive equations. During the lessons a set of tools are proposed; when dealing with a specific problem, the students have to decide what subset of tools can be (or has to be) used to solve it. This capacity of solving nontrivial problems is one of the main elements of the scientific cultural baggage of an engineer.
PREREQUISITES
Basic concepts of mathematics and physics: derivatives and integrals of real functions; elementary linear differential equations; vectors, matrices, systems of algebraic equations; complex numbers; power and energy.
TEACHING METHODS
About 60 classroom hours. During other practice lessons (with elective participation), further exercises and examples are proposed to reinforce learning.
SYLLABUS/CONTENT
Fundamentals of circuit theory (circuit elements; models; elementary electrical variables; graphs and circuits; Kirchhoff's laws; Tellegen's theorem).
Twoterminal resistive elements and elementary circuits (significant twoterminal elements; ThéveninNorton models; concept of electrical power; series and parallel connections).
Linear resistive twoports and elementary circuits (six representations and properties; significant twoport elements; cascade, series and parallel connections).
General resistive circuits (Tableau analysis; superposition and substitution theorems; ThéveninNorton theorems).
Elementary dynamical circuits (significant circuit elements; concept of state; transient and stationary steadystate solutions of firstorder circuits with various sources: constant, piecewiseconstant, impulsive; stability; generalizations to second and higherorder circuits).
Sinusoidal steadystate analysis (phasors and sinusoidal solutions; phasor formulations of circuit equations; impedance and admittance of twoterminal elements; sinusoidal steadystate solutions; active, reactive and complex powers).
Periodical steadystate analysis (analysis of circuits with many sinusoidal inputs; periodical signals and Fourier series; mean value; RMS value theorem).
RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY
 M. Parodi, M. Storace, Linear and Nonlinear Circuits: Basic & Advanced Concepts, Vol. 1, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer, 2017, ISBN: 9783319612348 (ebook) or 9783319612331 (hardcover), doi: 10.1007/9783319612348.
 L.O. Chua, C.A. Desoer, E.S. Kuh, Circuiti lineari e non lineari, Jackson, Milano, 1991.
 C.K. Alexander, M.N.O. Sadiku, Circuiti elettrici (3A edizione), MacGrawHill, Milano, 2008.
 M. de Magistris, G. Miano, Circuiti, Springer, Milano, 2007.
 G. Biorci, Fondamenti di elettrotecnica: circuiti, UTET, Torino, 1984.
 V. Daniele, A. Liberatore, S. Manetti, D. Graglia, Elettrotecnica, Monduzzi, Bologna, 1994.
 M. Repetto, S. Leva, Elettrotecnica, CittàStudi, Torino, 2014.
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
Ricevimento: by appointment.
Exam Board
MATTEO LODI (President)
MARCO STORACE
EMANUELA SASSO (President Substitute)
VERONICA UMANITA' (President Substitute)
LESSONS
LESSONS START
Regular (see the calendar at the website https://www.politecnica.unige.it/index.php/didatticaestudenti/orarioecalendariodellelezioni)
Class schedule
L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.
EXAMS
EXAM DESCRIPTION
Written (max. score 17) + oral (max score 15).
For the attending students only, two further partial written examinations are proposed, with a total score of 32: if the total score is sufficient, it can be registered without any additional oral examination; otherwise, an oral examination (max. score 30) is mandatory and the final score is the mean of written and oral examination.
“Distance” mode (only if necessary, according to national and university rules):
[10:11] Marco Storace
“Distance” mode (only if the facetoface mode is prohibited):
Preliminary assessment test (max. score 7), with threshold score of about 3 (it can change based on the difficulty level of the test) + written assessment (max. score 10) + oral assessment (max. score 15). For being admitted to the oral examination, the student must have min. score 5 (preliminary test + written assessment). The final score is given by test + written + oral.
ASSESSMENT METHODS
During the lessons, many exercises are proposed to the students for selfexamination and later solved during the optional practice lessons. The learning results are assessed through the exams, as described in the above section. The learning outcomes are reached as far as the student demonstrates his/her ability to properly use the conceptual tools proposed during the lessons, in order to analyze different kinds of circuits working under different operating conditions (see Section "Aims and learning outcomes").
Exam schedule
Data  Ora  Luogo  Degree type  Note 

09/01/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto  16/06: aula B1 11/07: aula B1 06/09: aula B1 
19/01/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Orale  
01/02/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto  16/06: aula B1 11/07: aula B1 06/09: aula B1 
10/02/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Orale  
16/06/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto  16/06: aula B1 11/07: aula B1 06/09: aula B1 
26/06/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Orale  26/06: aula G2A 
11/07/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto  16/06: aula B1 11/07: aula B1 06/09: aula B1 
19/07/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Orale  19/07: aula G2A 
06/09/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto  16/06: aula B1 11/07: aula B1 06/09: aula B1 
13/09/2023  09:00  GENOVA  Orale  13/09: aula G2A 