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Fundamentals of Electric Power

This course is designed for those with a background in engineering, math or physics. Students will be introduced to the physics and math required to create a mathematical model of the electric power system. These models are used to study the behavior of the power system under numerous conditions. Power systems are used world-wide to move power from where power is created to the location where power is used. Students interested in understanding this phenomena will benefit from understanding the models which are used to study power system behavior.

Course Highlights:

  • Single phase and three phase A.C. system analysis
  • High voltage transmission line modeling
  • Generator and transformer modeling for system studies
  • Creation of a complex system model that includes generators, transformers, transmission lines and loads
  • Creation of a matrix model to represent the system

Course Benefits:

  • Introduce students to the fundamental concepts of power systems engineering
  • Gain an understanding of how electric power is created and transmitted to urban centers where it is distributed to consumers
  • Learn how to create a mathematical model of a power system
  • Learn how to understand power system behavior using mathematical models

Hardware (required): Working speakers and microphone.

Revised Format: Instructor will provide link to Zoom meetings each week. Zoom meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. PST for the duration of the course. (9 mtgs. total)

Course Number: EE-40174
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Power Systems Engineering