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HE1027 Electrical Principals 7.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering, åk 1, Mandatory

Degree Programme in Engineering and Economics, åk 2, METL, Mandatory

Degree Programme in Engineering and Economics, åk 2, TIEL, Mandatory

Degree Programme in Medical Technology, åk 1, Mandatory


P4 (7.0 hp)


17 Mar 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Flemingsberg

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students


Sven Staffan Linnaeus (


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HE1027 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

·         Charge, voltage, current, power, and energy.

  • Direct and alternating current.
  • Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws. Series and parallel circuits.
  • Knowledge of components (R, L, C) and ideal transformer.
  • Phasor notation. Mathematical operations with complex numbers.
  • Frequency and amplitude functions for linear systems
  • Superposition, Thévenin’s Theorem, Norton’s Theorem and Nodal analysis.
  • R-C and R-L circuits and response circuits
  • Electric and magnetic fields.
  • Diode, rectifying, zener diode and power supply
  • An overview on symmetrical three phase systems

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • Explain the basic electrical and magnetic concepts.
  • Descibe passive components and electrical networks.
  • Perform network calculation and simulation.
  • Analyze basic circuits.
  • Dimension circuits using passive components
  • Measure electrical circuits

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 3c. In each of the subjects, a minimum of the grade E is required.

Recommended prerequisites

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The course litterature will be given four weeks before the course start, and will be announced in the course PM.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Sven Staffan Linnaeus (