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(Professor Moorhouse, Mr. Brownlee, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Hooper.) (General Power and Electronics)

A course of about 90 lectures with laboratory work and practice classes through- out the year.

Syr.'Anus. General Circuit Theory. (D.C. and A.C.). Electrical Machines.

Measuring Equipment. Vacuum, gas and semi-conductor electron devices. Graphical and equivalent circuit analysis. Small and large signal amplifiers. Rectifiers.

LABORATORY AND CLAss Woaк. Eight hours per week on experiments and examples relating to the above course.

No student will be admitted to the Final Examination without evidence of satis- factory laboratory work which will be assessed in the deciding of examination results. A practical examination will be held in doubtful cases. Records of labora- tory work must be submitted periodically as required by demonstrators.

Booxs. (a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Carter, G. W.—The Electromagnetic Field in its Engineering Aspects. (Long- mans.)

(b) Prescribed text-books:

*Erickson, W. H., and Bryant, N. H. Electrical Engineering, Theory and Practice. (Wiley.)

Clement, P. R and Johnson, W. C.—Electrical Engineering Science (McGraw- Hill.)

*Christie, C. V.—Electrical Engineering. (McGraw-Hill.) (Honours students are advised to use the last-named.)

Dale, J. B. Five Figure Tables of Mathematical Functions. (Arnold.) Spangenberg, К.—Fuпdaтeпtals of Electron Devices. (McGraw-Hill.) Zimmerman, H. J., and Mason, S. J. Electronic Circuit Theory. (Wiley.) Ley, B. J., Lutz, S. G., and Rehberg, C. F.—Linear Circuit Analysis. (McGraw-


(c) Recommended for reference: . Draper, A. Electrical Machines. (Longmans.)

Kinnard, T. F.—Applied Electrical Measurements: (Wiley.)

Knight, A. R., and Fett, G. H. Introduction to Circuit Analysis. (Harpers.) Mueller, G. V. Introduction to Electrical Engineering. (McGraw-Hill.) Bradshaw, E.—Electrical Units. (Chapman and Hall.)

Angelo, E. J. Electronic Circuits. (McGraw-Hill.) Gray, T. S. Applied Electronics. (Wiley.) . Seely, S. Electron-Tube Circuits. (McGraw-Hill.)

Dewitt, D., and Rossoff, A. L.—Transistor Electronics. (McGraw-Hill.) Ryder, J. D.—Engineering Electronics. (McGraw-Hill.)

Radiotron Designer? Handbook. (Ed. Langford Smith, F., 4th ed., Wireless Press.)

Terman, F. E., and Pettit, J. M.—Electronic Measurements. (McGraw-Hill.

EXAMINATION. Two 3-hour papers for Pass and Honours.


(Professor Moorhouse, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Brownlee, Mr. King-Smith, Mr.

Catravas, Mr. Hooper, Mr. McCutchan, Mr. Bonwick and visiting lecturers) A course of about seven lectures per week, with laboratory and drawing-office work throughout the year.

For Final Honours students there may be special advanced lectures in place of portions of the syllabus shown. A higher standard of laboratory and practice class work will be required.

Students are expected to attend all units of Group I and to select any six units of Groups II and III in addition. One extra unit may be permitted.

Group I. Compulsory

(a) Network Analysis Part I

(b) Network Analysis Part II (Honours only) 98

L (a)


(c) (d)


• (c) Electronic Circuits Part I (d) Electronic Circuits Part II

(e) Measurements and Analogue Computers (f) Control Systems Part I

(g) Standard Machines and Equipment.

Group II. Power and General

(a) Commutator Machines and Rectifiers (b) Machine Design (Electrical) (c) Power Transmission and Distribution (d) Power System Analysis

(e) Control Systems Part II (f) Illumination and Photometry (g) High Voltage Engineering (h) Machine Design (Mechanical) (i) Heat Transfer.

Group III. Electronics and Communications (a) Advanced Electronic Circuits (b) Microwave Techniques (c) Advanced Electronic Devices (d) Network Synthesis

(e) Modulation Theory (f) Communication Circuits (g) Radio Communication (h) Acoustics

(j) Industrial Electronics . (k) Switching Circuits.

Network Analysis I

The time and frequency response of networks. Introduction to complex frequency. Laplace transformations. The two terminal and four terminal

networks. Distributed networks and long line equations.

Network Analysis II

Complex Transformations. Tensor Analysis of Networks and Machines.

Special Topics.

Electronic Circuits I

Low and High Level Oscillators. Regenerative Pulse forming Circuits.

Electronic. Circuits II

Introduction to communication systems. Principles of amplitude and frequency modulation. • Modulators and Demodulators. Tuned Power Amplifiers.

Measurentents and Analogue Computers

Precision D.C. measurements. A.C. measurements over a wide range.

of frequencies, with particular reference to bridge methods. Analogue Computors, theory and applications.

Control Systems I

Transfer functions. Transient and Sinusoidal frequency response..Closed- loop systems. Error constants. Stability. Multiple-loop systems.. Introduc- tion to root-locus techniques. Compensation.

Standard Machines and Equipment

Transformer, Synchronous Machine, Induction Machine.

II. (a) Commutator. Machines and Rectifiers

The General Machine, A.C. Commutator Machines. Rotating Amplifiers.


Machine Design (Electrical)

Various topics in Transformer and Large Machine design.

Power Transmission, and Distribution •

Transmission and Distribution problems. Switchgear. Protection. Supply Economics.


• (c)

(d) Power System Analysis

System reduction and short circuit calculations. Symmetrical com- ponents. General system equations. Stability—steady state and transient.

(e) Control Systems II

Extended frequency response analysis.. Application of root-locus tech- niques. S-plаne analysis for transient and frequency response. Output loads, disturbances and dynamic errors. Non-linear systems.

(f) Illuminatïõn

Concepts and units used in illumination and measurement of quantities involved. Construction and characteristics of tungsten lamps and various discharge lamps. Various illumination problems including topics in the design of lighting installations.

(g) High Voltage Equipment

Design and Testing. The Impulse Generator. Corona Phenomena.

(h) Machine Design (Mechanical)

Mechanical design of rotating machines used in Power Engineering with some regard to natural vibration.

(i) Heat Transfer

The transfer of thermal energy by conduction, convection (free and forced) and radiation—the development and application of the usual laws, together with dimensional analysis and other techniques.

III. (a) Advanced Electronic Circuits

Equivalent circuit of "n" electrode valve. Design of feedback amplifiers.

The frequency and time response of low pass and band pass amplifiers.

(b) Microwave Techniques

Theory of waveguide and cavity. Propagation in waveguides. Micro- wave measurements. Ferromagnetic Resonance.

(c) Advanced Electronic Devices

Theory of special electronic devices such as high-frequency transistors, semi-conducting switching elements, magnetic switching elements, mag-

netrons, travelling wave tubes, masers and light amplifiers.

(d) Network Synthesis

Properties of driving point and transfer functions, Synthesis methods for realizing prescribed driving point and transfer functions.

(e) Modulation Theory

Angular and pulse modulation. Applications to communications. Noise.

Information theory.

Communication Circuits

Line transmission of communication signals. Radio frequency lines. The filter, attenuator and equaliser.

(g) Radio Communications

Antennae. The propagation of electromagnetic waves. The ionosphere.

(h) Acoustics

Principles of Acoustics, propagation, reflection and absorption of sound.

Applied Acoustics.

(j) Industrial Electronics

Design of industrial electronic equipment, with examples of : photo- electric relays, electronic counters, timing circuits, R.F. heating, motor control, temperature control, ultrasonics, electronic instrumentation.

(k) Switching Circuits

Switching Algebra. The functional and logical design of combinational and sequential switching circuits. Techniques for digital applications.

The provision of units in II and III in a particular year will depend on the.

demand for them and also on the staff available, but it may be possible to provide alternatives in their stead.

LABORATORY, DRAWING OFFICE AND CLAssRooa Wom. Approximately eighteen hours per week, including

(a) participation in discussion sessions,

(b) the performance of experiments relating to the course, (f)


(c) the execution of original designs and drawings,

(d) the preparation and delivery of a thesis on an aspect of electrical engineering, (e) the performance of electrical computations,

(f) attendance at excursions.

No student will be admitted to the Final Examination without evidence of satisfactory laboratory and drawing 011cc work, which will be assessed in the deciding of examination results. A practical examination may be held in doubtful cases. Records of laboratory and drawing office work must be submitted periodically as required.

ВооКs. (a) Prescribed text-books and equipment.

Smith, S. P.,

and Say,


G.—Electrical Engineering Design Manual.

(Chap- man and Hall.)


A. Electrical Machines.


Ley, В.'J» Lutz, S. G.,


Rehberg, C.

F.—Linear Circuit Analysis.



C. —.Basic Feedback Control System Design.



Chestnut, H.,


Mayer, R.

W.-Servomechanisms and Regulating System


Vol. I. (2nd ed., Wiley.)

Students taking Unit II(e) will also be required to procure а "Spirule"

cal- culator,

or equivalent.

(b) Recommended for reference:

Group I -

(a) Le Page, W.


and Seely, S.—General Network Analysis.

(McGraw-Hill.) Van Valkenburg, M.

E. Network Analysis.


Newstead, --

G.—General Circuit Theory.


Seshu, S.,



N.—Linear Network Analysis.


Pipes, L.

A.—Applied Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists.

(McGraw- Guillemin, E.

A.—Introductory Circuit Theory.


(b) Kron, G.—Tensor

Analysis of Networks.


Jaeger, J C. An

Introduction to the Laplace Transformation.

(Methuen.) Adkins,

B.—The. General Theory .of Electrical Machines:



Hall.) - -

Gibbs, W.

J.—Conformal Transformations in Electrical Engineering.

Edson, W.

A. Vacuum Tube Oscillators.


Farley, F. J.

M. Elements of Pulse Techniques.


Millman, J.,



H. Pulse and Digital Circuits.

(McGraw-Hill.) Levell, D.

A.-Pulse and Time Base Generators.


Pettit, J.

M.-Electronic Switching Timing and Pulse Circuits..

(McGraw- Hill.)


S.-Radio Electronics.




E.-Electronic and Radio Engineering.

(McGraw-Hill.) Starr; A.

T Radio and Radar Techniques.



M. Information Transmission Modulation and Noise.

(McGraw- Hill.)

(e) Kinnard, T.

F.—Applied Electrical

Measurements. (Wiley.) - - Harris, F.

K.—Electrical Measurements.


Terman, F. E.,


Pettit, J.

M.-Electronic Measurements.

(McGraw-Hill.) Grabbe, E. M., Ramo, S.,


Wooldridge, D.

E.—Handbook of Automation,

Computation and Control:

Vol. II. (Wiley.).

Johnson, C. L.—Analog

Computer Techniques.


Bower, J. L.,


Schultheiss, P.

M.—Introduction to the Design of

Servo- mechanisms. (Wiley.)

(f) Cheng,


K.—Analysis of Linear Systems. -

(Addison-Wesley.) Evans, W.

R.—Control. System Dynamics.



A. Direct Current Machines for Control Systems.

(Spon.) (g) Puchstein, A. F., Lloyd,

T. C., and

Conrad, A.

G.-Alternating Current



Carr, C.

C. Electric Machinery.

(Wiley.) (c)



Group II