Basic Electrical Technology Version 2 EE IIT, Kharagpur, India 2008 Basic Electrical Technology
By Tommy Thaler
Welcome to this course on Basic Electrical Technology. Engineering students of almost all
disciplines has to undergo this course (name may be slightly different in different course
curriculum) as a core subject in the first semester. It is needless to mention that how much we are
dependent on electricity in our day to day life. A reasonable understanding on the basics of
applied electricity is therefore important for every engineer.
Apart from learning d.c and a.c circuit analysis both under steady state and transient
conditions, you will learn basic working principles and analysis of transformer, d.c motors and
induction motor. Finally working principles of some popular and useful indicating measuring
instruments are presented.
The course can be broadly divided into 3 major parts, namely: Electrical circuits, Electrical
Machines and Measuring instruments.