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Electrotechnics and Electronics

Code 9095
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Electrotécnica
Entry requirements N/A
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements N/A.
Learning outcomes - Analyze circuits in AC and DC systems.
- Understand the transformer operation.
- Understand the fundamentals of electronics.
- Develop the ability to solve problems in electric and electronic circuits and experimentally analyse them.
- Develop electronics equipment's design, implementation and testing skills.
- Perform experimental assemblies of electrical and electronic circuits.
- Organize and prepare technical data related to both equipment and experimental protocols applied in the analysis of both electric and electronic circuits.
- Participate in audits, standardization procedures and introduction of new equipment and techniques in the market.
- Work individually and within a team.
Syllabus Analysis of circuits in both direct and alternating currents: the signals, the supplies, the measuring instruments, the loads; the Kirchhoff's laws; the average and root-mean-square values; the phasorial analysis; the three-phase systems; the power.
The transformer.
Junction Diodes: characteristics; the zener diode; the rectifier circuits, the filtering components; current limiters.
Bipolar Junction Transistors: characteristics; the emitter follower circuit; the common-emitter amplifier circuit; coupling between circuits; the Ebers-Moll model; non-ideal characteristics of the transistors; the current mirrors; the differential pair.
Operational Amplifiers: characteristics and basic assemblies.
Main Bibliography 1. Schaum's Outline of Electromagnetics, Joseph Edminister, second edition, McGraw-Hill, 1993.
2. Circuit Analysis: Theory and Practice, 3th edition, Robbins and Miller, Thomson Delmar Learning, 2003.
3. The Art of Electronics, Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill, Cambridge University Press, 1996.
4. Advanced Circuit Analysis, Paul E. Bennett, Oxford University Press, 1992.
5. Introdução aos Circuitos Eléctricos e Electrónicos”, M. de Medeiros Silva, Fundação C. Gulbenkian, 2001.
6. Microelectronics Circuits (4th edition), Adel S. Sedra e Kenneth C. Smith, Oxford University Press, 1998.
7. Manual to support the theoretical classes of Electrotechnics, Maria do Rosário Alves Calado, Universidade da Beira Interior, UBI 2017.
6. Laboratory tutorials of Electrotechnics, Maria do Rosário Alves Calado, Universidade da Beira Interior, UBI 2017.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching methods are based on the understanding and using of the Electrical and Electronic concepts. The theoretical concepts are taught in view of the practical application to new situations. Students are faced with practical problems to be solved and are requested to perform small projects of electric and electronic systems and also to analyse the obtained data. The experimental tests are encouraged, to demonstrate theoretical concepts.
The students are evaluated continuously along the semester, following the model: experimental works and reports (15%), tests (80%) and presences (5%).
Students who failed this model are evaluated in a final semester exam, following the model: experimental works and reports (15%), exam (85%).

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-08

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