Course detail

Electrical Engineering 2

FEKT-BPC-EL2Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with the basics of electrical engineering and extends the knowledge obtained in the course Electrical Engineering1. At the beginning of the course are discussed universal and special methods of analysis of linear circuits in harmonic steady state, including the polyphase circuits. In the next section, students learn about the characteristics of RC, RL and RLC circuits. The following part explain classical and operator method of transient solution in linear circuits, students will learn how to determine the response of the circuit to the standard and arbitrary signals. The last part of the course is theory of homogeneous transmission lines.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course student will be able to:
- define the terms in the field of circuit analysis in HUS as a phasor, complexor, impedance, admittance, etc., and to analyze linear electrical circuits in harmonic steady state;
- list the primary and secondary line parameters and explain the propagation of waves on transmission lines in the steady state and the transient;
- explain the behavior of RLC circuits, meaning of resonance response of the circuit;
- discuss the importance of three-phase distribution systems and distinguish the concepts associated with it;
- apply the Laplace transform to solve transients in linear circuits;
- calculate the response of a linear circuit on the basic input signals.


Student must for successful completion of the course manage the content of the course Electrical Engineering 1 and be able to:
- define the concepts of electrical resistance, capacitance and inductance;
- express in their own words the basic laws of electrical circuits and be able to explain the relationship between voltage and current at the fundamental elements R, L and C;
- use appropriate methods to analyze linear circuits;
- calculate the basic parameters of the time-varying signals;
- apply the methods of mathematical analysis calculations for systems of equations using matrix methods;
- use mathematics in the field of complex numbers;
- manage general calculate derivatives and integrals simple basic functions;
- calculate linear ordinary differential equations.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SEDLÁČEK, J.; MURINA, M.; STEINBAUER, M.; KROUTILOVÁ, E. Elektrotechnika 2 - laboratorní a počítačová cvičení. BRNO, Ing. Zdeněk Novotný, CSc., Ondráčkova 105, 628 00 Brno. 2008. p. 1 - 160. ISBN 978-80-214-3575-9. (CS)
MIKULEC, M., HAVLÍČEK, V.:Základy teorie elektrických obvodů, ČVUT Praha 2003 (CS)
SEDLÁČEK, J., VALSA, J. ELEKTROTECHNIKA II. Brno: VUT Brno , FEKT, 2004. s. 1 ( s.)ISBN: 80-214-2573- 3. (CS)
KALÁB, P.; STEINBAUER, M.; VESELÝ, M. Bezpečnost v elektrotechnice. Brno: Ing. Zdeněk Novotný, CSc, Ondráčkova 105, 628 00 Brno, 2009. s. 1-68. ISBN: 978-80-214-3952- 8. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teachning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Student works out lab reports.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Total number of points is 100, including 25 points in written tests in exercises, 5 points for laboratory course test and 70 points for final exam. All laboratory measurements are obligatory - to obtain examination it is necessary to measure all of laboratory exercises and to obtain 15 points from maximum 30. Requirements for completion of a course are: to gain examination and to perform a written final test. Minimal necessary achieved total mark to pass this course is 50 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Harmonic variables in electric ciruits, phasors, impedances and admitances.
2. Symbolic method of linear circuit analysis in harmonic steady-state, power in harmonic steady state.
3. Method of source substitution, current loops method, node voltages method.
4. Properties of passive linear circuits of 1. order (RC, RL).
5. Properties of passive linear circuits of 2. order (RCL).
6. Three-phase circuits.
7. Power in three-phase circuits.
8. Transient processes in linear circuits of 1. and 2. order.
9. Analysis of transient processes based on Laplace transform.
10. Transient processes with non-zero initial conditions, transient and impulse response of linear circuits.
11. Transmission lines and its primary and secondary parameters.
12. Harmonic steady state on transmission lines, waves, impedance, transient processes on transmission lines.


The course develops the knowledge gained in BEL1 (Electrical Engineering 1) and prepares the students for following courses of specializations in electrical engineering.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at laboratory classes is mandatory. Properly excused absences can be substituted, usually in the last week of the semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's

    specialization AUDB-TECH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BPC-EKT Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BPC-MET Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BPC-SEE Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory