Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. MIE012 overlap following cours/es: MIE011, MIE030, MIE011 och MIE030. Compulsory for: M3, MD3. Course coordinator: Bengt Simonsson,, Inst f ind elektrotekn o aut. Recommended prerequisits: FMA410 One Dimensional Analysis, FAF260 Physics, basic course, EDA501 Programming, basic course or equivalent. Assessment: Passed laboratory work including preparatory tests amd written exam. Home page:

Mechanical engineers need to use more electronics today than ever before. Most products, processes, and systems involve one or more of the following items:

To be able to structure and use such technology, the engineer needs basic knowledge of electronics. The aim of this course is to give a broad knowledge of the wide field from Ohm’s law to computer-based control of servo motors.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

DC: Current, voltage, resistance. Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws. Electric energy, power and efficiency. Practical circuit computations.

AC: Measurement methods. Time, frequency, the jw-method. Three phase. Active, reactive, apparent power and power factor.

Electronics: Diode, AC-DC converter, the transistor as a switch, OP-amplifiers. Bode diagram.

Digital systems: Binary code, Boolean algebra, states, programmable circuits. The microprocessor. Control using PLC (Programmable Logic Circuits).

Electric machines och power electronics: Industrial drive systems: electromagnetic force, fundamental electrical machines, power electronic components and circuits, control.

Measurement technology: Sensors. Measurement of electric och non- electric variables.

Compendium in Electrical Engineering for M (IEA / LTH, 2006)