HE1200 Electrical Principals and Measurement 9.0 credits

Ellära och mätteknik

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The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P2 (4.0 credits)

    Spring 20 P3 (5.0 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Flemingsberg

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Teacher

    Elias Said <esaid@kth.se>

  • Part of programme

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

0BLearning outcomes

The main objective is to provide knowledge of electrical components and their interaction in electrical networks, knowledge of some methods for calculating the dependence of time and frequency for electrical circuits. The course will also provide knowledge about electrical instruments and common methods for measuring and training in using computer aid for simulating and measuring in electrical circuits.

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

·        Explain the basic electrical and magnetic concepts.

·        Apply basic electrical network theory in order to calculate direct current networks as well as alternate current networks.

·        Calculate the time constant and compute its effect in capacitive and inductive circuits, especially at closing and opening in DC networks.

·        Use programs for circuit simulation for any electrical circuit and simulate its function with respect to currents, voltages, pulse response, frequency response and time dependence.

·        Describe passive components and explain the characteristics and uses of passive components and electrical networks.

·        Explain the function of the ideal operational amplifier, and analyze of basic circuits with operational amplifiers.

·        Explain the characteristics of diodes, transistors.

·        Define and calculate gain, input and output impedances for amplifiers based on operational amplifiers and transistors.

·        Determine transfer function for frequency dependent amplifier circuits, draw bode-plots (magnitude and phase).

·        Handle electrical generators and measuring instruments such as voltage sources, function generators, multi meters and oscilloscopes.

Course main content

  • Charge, direct current and alternating current, voltage and power, electrical and magnetic field.
  • Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws.
  • Analysis methods: Mesh and Nodal analysis.
  • Networks theorem: superposition, Thévenin, Norton and Maximum power transfer theorem.
  • Knowledge of components (R, L, C) and ideal transformer.
  • Phasor notation. Mathematical operations with complex numbers.
  • R-C, R-L and R-L-C circuits.
  • Different types of diodes, transistors including some of their basic networks.
  • Operational amplifier.
  • Knowledge of measurement instruments (multimeters and oscilloscopes).


Basic knowledge in mathematics (algebra, matrices, equation systems, differential equations, and complex numbers).


  • Boylestad, Introductory Circuit Analysis,13:e upplagan, Pearson New International Edition, ISBN 978-1-292-09895-1, gäller för del A

  • Analog elektronik, Molin, Upplaga: 2, Förlag: Studentlitteratur År: 2009, ISBN: 978-91-44-05367-7, gäller för del B


  • LABA - Lab Work, 4.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Examination, 2.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems


Elias Said, elias.said@sth.kth.se


Elias Said <esaid@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.