t.BA.XX.EL2.19HS (Electricity 2) 
Module: Electricity 2
This information was generated on: 29 July 2021
Electricity 2
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Version: 2.0 start 01 February 2019

Short description

The Electricity 2 module covers the impulse and alternating-current response of circuits comprising resistors, capacitors and inductors.

Module coordinator

Nussberger Mathis (nusm)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students know about the elementary dynamic phenomenons and laws concerning inductance. F K1 - K2
They are able to describe and calculate the switching behaviour of coils. F, M K1 - K3
They are able to calculate the behaviour of alternating current circuits. F, M K2 - K4
They can calculate and simulate the behaviour of harmonically excited, stationary oscillating, linear systems with adequate mathematical means, especially for alternating current systems. F K1 - K3
They can analyse and describe mathematically the frequency response of these systems. They know the main frequency characteristics of simple systems and can relate them to their physical parameters. F, M K1 - K3
They know about the most important aspects of real passive components and can select the appropriate types for a given application. F, M K1 - K3

Module contents

- Inductance, eddy currents, Lenz's law
- Self-inductance, energy in coils, connected coils, coupled coils (mutual inductance, without losses and cores)
- Switching behaviour of a coreless coil with and without wire resitance, switching behaviour of RL-circuits analyzed with Simulink, applications (current source, spark plugs, dc/dc boost converter)
- Single phase alternating current (AC): description of linear systems under harmonic excitation with complex number arithmetic (complex variables, impedance, admittance, real, reactive and complex apparent power)
- Frequency response of linear circuits of 1st and 2nd order: analysis of frequency response characteristic, Bode diagram (for 2nd order systems: resonance, Q factor/damping ratio)
- Behaviour of real electric circuit elements (resistors, capacitors, coils, transducers/transformer): AC models, losses and quality factor (Q-Factor), nonlinearities

Teaching materials


Supplementary literature




Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester test written 45 min. mark 20%
End-of-semester exam test written 90 min. mark 80%



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.
Course: Elektrizitätslehre 2 - Praktikum
Elektrizitätslehre 2 - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Elektrizitätslehre 2 - Vorlesung
Elektrizitätslehre 2 - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.