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IF1330 Electrical Principles 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus IF1330 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Charge, voltage, current, power and energy.
  • Electrical and magnetic fields.
  • Kirchhoff's laws and Ohm’s law
  • Basic functions of components R,L,C, diode, transistor,operational amplifier and the transformator.
  • DC and AC voltage/currents 
  • Independent and dependent sources
  • Circuit analysis with mesh and node ananlysis, superposition and Thevenin/Norton equivalents.
  • Transients in RC/RL-nets. 
  • Analyse RLC-nets including resonance circuits using the phasor method.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to

  • explain the basic electrical and magnetic concepts 
  • describe passive components and electrical networks 
  • perform network calculation and simulations of electrical nets
  • analyze basic electrical circuits
  • choose components and implent them in a circuit construction.
  • conduct measurements on electrical circuits. 

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

  • IX1307 Problem-Solving in Mathematics
  • IX1304 Calculus


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Electric Circuits, J. W. Nilsson and S. A. Riedel, 10TH edition, Pearson

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, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 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

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Main field of study

Electrical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: