SENG 106: Applied Electricity


Objective: This course introduces students to the workings of basic electrical circuits leading to the generation of electricity. It presents the definition and modelling of circuit components.

Description: Electricity supply types: definition and characteristics of AC and DC voltages and currents, instantaneous, average and RMS values, energy and power, and simple billing calculations of household appliances. AC power: active, reactive, and apparent power, power factor and correction methods. Introduction to electricity generation and sources. AC transmission and distribution for 1-phase, 2-phase, and 3-phase. Introduction to transformers and operations. Introduction to motors. Electrical safety.