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  1. Electric Circuits and Fields:
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    Network graph, KCL, KVL, node and mesh analysis, transient
    response of dc and ac networks; sinusoidal steady-state analysis,
    resonance, basic filter concepts; ideal current and voltage
    sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s and Superposition and Maximum
    Power Transfer theorems, two-port networks, three phase
    circuits; Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point,
    line, plane and spherical charge distributions; Ampere’s and Biot-
    Savart’s laws; inductance; dielectrics; capacitance.

    Signals and Systems:
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    Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals; shifting
    and scaling operations; linear, time-invariant and causal
    systems; Fourier series representation of continuous periodic
    signals; sampling theorem; Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms.

    Electrical Machines:
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    Single phase transformer – equivalent circuit, phasor diagram,
    tests, regulation and efficiency; three phase transformers –
    connections, parallel operation; auto-transformer; energy
    conversion principles; DC machines – types, windings, generator
    characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting
    and speed control of motors; three phase induction motors –
    principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed
    control; single phase induction motors; synchronous machines –
    performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators,
    motor starting, characteristics and applications; servo and
    stepper motors.

    Power Systems:
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    Basic power generation concepts; transmission line models and
    performance; cable performance, insulation; corona and radio
    interference; distribution systems; per-unit quantities; bus
    impedance and admittance matrices; load flow; voltage control;
    power factor correction; economic operation; symmetrical
    components; fault analysis; principles of over-current,
    differential and distance protection; solid state relays and digital
    protection; circuit breakers; system stability concepts, swing
    curves and equal area criterion; HVDC transmission and FACTS
    concepts.

    Control Systems:
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    Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagrams; steady-
    state errors; Routh and Niquist techniques; Bode plots; root loci;
    lag, lead and lead-lag compensation; state space model; state
    transition matrix, controllability and observability.

    Electrical and Electronic Measurements:
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    Bridges and potentiometers; PMMC, moving iron, dynamometer
    and induction type instruments; measurement of voltage,
    current, power, energy and power factor; instrument
    transformers; digital voltmeters and multimeters; phase, time
    and frequency measurement; Q-meters; oscilloscopes;
    potentiometric recorders; error analysis.

    Analog and Digital Electronics:
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    Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET; amplifiers – biasing, equivalent
    circuit and frequency response; oscillators and feedback
    amplifiers; operational amplifiers – characteristics and
    applications; simple active filters; VCOs and timers;
    combinational and sequential logic circuits; multiplexer; Schmitt
    trigger; multi-vibrators; sample and hold circuits; A/D and D/A
    converters; 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture,
    programming and interfacing.

    Power Electronics and Drives:
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    Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs,
    MOSFETs and IGBTs – static characteristics and principles of
    operation; triggering circuits; phase control rectifiers; bridge
    converters – fully controlled and half controlled; principles of
    choppers and inverters; basis concepts of adjustable speed dc
    and ac drives.