Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I

Higher education teachers: , Humar Iztok
Collaborators: Bulić Edi, Humar Iztok, Penič Samo
Credits: 8
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64103

Subject description


  • Enrollment into the study year.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Electric charge and current. Charge distributions. Electric current density. Conservation of charge. Continuity equation. Kirchhoff’s current law.

Electric force. Coulomb’s law. Electric field. Electric field strength. Gauss law of electric field. Work of electric force. Electric potential energy. Electric potential. Voltage. Kirchhoff’s voltage law. Electric dipole. Conductor and electric field. Image theory. Dielectric material and electric field. Polarization. Electric flux. Electric flux density. Dielectric permittivity. Boundary conditions of electric field. Dielectric breakdown. Capacitance. Capacitor. Partial capacitances. Energy of electric field. Forces and torques. Capacitor circuits.

Current field. Ohm’s law. Joule’s law. Specific electric conductivity. Boundary conditions of current field. Resistance and conductance. Grounding resistance. Resistor. Non-linear resistor. Voltage-Current characteristic. Voltage and current sources. DC electric circuits. Analyses and theorems.

Objectives and competences:

  • To acquire fundamental knowledge on electrostatic field, current field and DC electric circuits.
  • The acquired knowledge serves as a basis for further electrotechnical studies.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Understand the laws of electrostatic and current field and basic analysis of DC circuits.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures, exercises, laboratory work (practicum), homeworks and seminars, IT assisted teaching (video, animations, web materials, simulation examples, …)

Study materials

  1. Sinigoj A. R.: Osnove elektromagnetike, Založba FE in FRI, Ljubljana, 1994.
  2. Sinigoj A. R.: Elektrotehnika 1 in 2, Založba FE in FRI, Ljubljana, 2006.
  3. Križaj D.: Osnove elektrotehnike I, Založba FE in FRI, Ljubljana, 2012.
  4. Humar I., Bulić E., Sinigoj A. R.: OE I - LAB, Laboratorijske vaje. Založba FE in FRI, Ljubljana, 2013.
  5. Duffin W. J.: Electricity and magnetism, McGraw-Hill, London, 1990.
  6. Popović D. B.: Osnovi elektrotehnike 1 in 2, Građevanska knjiga, Beograd, 1986.
  7. Purcell E. M.: Electricity and magnetism, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1965.
  8. Albach M.: Grundlagen der Electrotechnik 1 in 2, Pearson Studium, Muenchen, 2005.
  9. Sinigoj A. R.: Elektrotehnika 1 in 2, Založba FE in FRI, Ljubljana, 2006.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 1st cycle - Electrical Engineering