EL 171 Electrical Engineering Drawing (1, 2, 2)
The primary purpose of this course is to equip students with various types of electrical engineering drawings, symbols of electrical and electronic components, blueprint readingandElectrical Engineering drawing standards. Students are to apply knowledge of Electrical Engineering drawing and its applications to the realisation of standard circuit diagrams, wiring diagrams, electrical power diagrams, etc. The course will introduce students to the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools in Electrical Engineering drawing.
Overview:Representation of electrical ideas. Characteristics of electrical engineering diagrams.Standardisation.Diagrams:block diagrams. Circuit diagrams. Wiring diagrams. Electrical power diagrams. Electrical diagrams for architectural plans and designs. Flow charts and organisational charts.Tree diagrams; ladder diagrams and logic circuits.Breadboards and printed circuit boards.Application of PSpice, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Visio and electronic workbench in electrical engineering drawing.
a) Bhattacharya, S. K. (2007), Electrical Engineering Drawing, New Age International, 252 pp. ISBN-13: 978 8122408553.
b) Gibilisco, S. (2013), Beginner’s Guide to Reading Schematics, McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics, 3rd edition, 182pp. ISBN-13: 987-0071827782.Zachariason, R. (2009), Blueprint Reading for Electricians, Cengage Learning, 3rd edition, 464 pp. ISBN-13: 987-1435491199.
EL 169 Linear Algebra (2, 2, 3)
The purpose of the course is to help students to solve linear, quadratic, radical, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial and rational equations and inequalities; use matrix operations to solve systems of equations and be able to determine the nature of the solutions; solve problems in complex numbers
Matrix algebra: Determinants. Systems of linear equations and their solutions by matrix methods. Consistency of systems of linear equations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Vector algebra: Scalar products. Vector products. Scalar triple products. Vector triple products. Geometrical applications of vectors. Complex algebra: The Argand diagram. De Moivre’s theorem and its applications (solution of polynomial equations, summation of series). Sequences and series.
a) Beezer, R. A. (2012),A First Course in Linear Algebra,Congruent Press
b) Blyth, T.S. andRobertson, E.F. (2002), Basic Linear Algebra, Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series
c) David, C.L (2012), Linear Algebra and Its Applications 4th edition,Pearson
EL 167 Basic Mechanics (2, 2, 3)
The course should enable students to impart knowledge on the vector and scalar representation of forces and moments. Students will have knowledge on static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies both in two and three dimensions. They would also understand the principle of work and energy; comprehend on the effect of friction on equilibrium, the laws of motion, the kinematic of motion and the interrelationship.
Fundamental concepts: Newton’s laws of motion; force systems and characteristics of forces; moment of a force; vector representation of forces and moments. Basic statics: Equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions.. Structural analysis: The method of joints and the method of sections. Friction; Simple machines; Basic dynamics of particles. Basic dynamics of rigid bodies; Simple harmonic motion.
a) Beer, F. P. and Russell, J. (2007), VectorMechanics of Machines (Statics and Dynamics), 8th Edition, McGraw Hill, New York, 1355 pp.
b) Morrisson, J. M. and Crossland, B. (1970), An Introduction to the Mechanics of Machines,SI Edition, Longman Higher Education Publishers, United Kingdom, 470 pp.
c) Spiegel, L. and Limbrunner, G. (1995), Applied Statics and Strength of Materials, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, N. J., 758 pp.
EL 163 Introduction to Programming with C++ (1, 4, 2)
The course presents basics of C/C++ programming including: Basics of C/C++ environment, Data representation, Control structures, Functions, Arrays, Pointers, Strings, and Classes that aims to:
· Arm the students with the basic programming concepts;
· Introduce different techniques pertaining to problem solving skills;
· Arm the students with the necessary constructs of C/C++ programming;
· And to emphasise on guided practical sessions.
Understanding and using the basic programming constructs of C/C++ such as operators and expressions, standard C/C++ preprocessor, standard C/C++ library and conditional program execution and program looping and Iteration. Manipulating various C/C++ data types, such as arrays, strings, and pointers and isolating and fixing common errors in C++ programs. Using memory appropriately, including proper allocation/de-allocation procedures, Appling object-oriented approaches to software problems in C++, and Writing small-scale C++ programs.
a) Malik, D. S. (2009), C++ Programming: Program Design including Data Structure. Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 4th edition. ISBN-13: 978-1-4239-0222-5;
b) Asthana, A. ( ), C++ For Beginners . . . Masters, New Age International (Pte) Ltd., ISBN (13) : 978-81-224-2628-1;
c) Deitel, H. M. and Deitel. P. J. (2012), C++: How to Program, 5th edition. ISBN 0-13-185757-6;Lafore, R. ( ), Object Oriented Programming in C++, 3rd edition, MacMillian Computer Publishing. ISBN 151769160x.
EL 159 Introduction to Computing (1, 2, 2)
This course is designed to introduce students to how to use computers to process information and create documents and have knowledge in basic information technology and principles of application programs.
Introduction to PCs. Windows operating system. Internet usage. Word processing using MS word. Spreadsheet using MS Excel. Introduction to Programming using Visual Basic Applications (VBA).
a) Cox, J. and Preppernau, C. F. F. (2008), Microsoft Office System Step by Step, 2nd edition, Microsoft Press, Washington.
b) Yadav, D. S. (2003), Foundation of Information Technology, New Age International.
c) French, C. S. (2000), Computer Science, 5th Edition, New York.
d) Jones, S. P. (1987), The Implementation of Functional Programming Languages, Prentice Hall.
All undergraduate students should have the capacity to write clearly and concisely. Academic writing will expose the student to Basic English grammar, composition and essay writing. Students will also be exposed to preparation of summaries, citation and referencing, oral presentation and interpersonal skills.
Introduction to communication: methods and systems of communication. Pre-writing skills: developing listening skills, note-taking and note-making, developing reading skills. Developing writing skills (I): Sentence level (the sentence as an ordered string of words, the simple sentence, basic sentence patterns, common grammatical errors). Coordination and parallelism. Ambiguity and conventions of usage.
a) Downing, A., and Locke, P. (2005), English Grammar A University Course, 2nd edition,Routledge.
b) Adolinama, P. P. (2003), Handbook of Business and Technical Communication, UST Press, Kumasi, 167 pp.
c) Gborsong, P. A. (2001), A Comprehensive Guide to Communication Skills for Undergraduate Students and Secretaries, Book1, Cape Coast, 160 pp.Opoku-Agyemang, N. J. (1998), A Handbook for Writing Skills, GUP, Accra, 143 pp.
EL 155 Technical Drawing (1, 3, 2)
This course will equip students with general concepts about technical drawing, drawing instruments and materials.
Lettering with inclined and vertical strokes. Word spacing and compositions. Tangency. Descriptive geometry. General loci. First and third angle orthogonal projections. Dimensioning.
a) Bogolyubov, S. and Voinov, A. (2001), Engineering Drawing: A Course for Technical Schools of Mechanical Engineering, first edition, University Press Of The Pacific, India.
b) Mathur, M. L. and Vaishwanar,R. S.(1990), A Text Book of Engineering Drawing, 4th edition, Private Publication, Madras.
c) Hart, K. R. (1975), Engineering Drawing, with Problems and Solutions, English Universities Press (London), pp.188.
The course aims at introducing students to electrical circuit theorems, circuit topologies, capacitance and electrostatics, magnetic circuits and basic alternating current (AC) theory. The course also aims to prepare students for more advanced courses in circuit analysis (Circuit Theory).Practical electrical circuit principles are also introduced through laboratory sessions. The laboratory work is also designed to introduce students to the use of measuring instruments to measure basic electrical quantities.
Circuit Laws: Ohm’s law. Kirchhoff’s laws and network solution. Circuit laws and theorems (Analysis Methods). Electrostatics and capacitance. Electromagnetism. Magnetic circuits. Inductance in an AC Circuit. Alternating current and voltage. Signal waveforms. Transformers and electrical machines. Laboratory work.
a) Bird, J. (2013), Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology, 5th edition, Routledge, Great Britain, 464 pp.
b) Hebert, W. J. (2012), Introduction to Electric Circuits, Prentice Hall, India, 411 pp.
c) Theraja, B. L. and Theraja, A. K. (2008), A Textbook of Electrical Technology, 24th revised edition, S. Chand & Company, New Delhi, 2782 pp.
EL 141 Basic French I(1, 1, 1)
This course provides students with the basic knowledge in French to enable them broaden their horizon to explore in neighboring countries.
Establish one’s identity: Greetings and polite expression, introducing oneself and other. The Francophone World: The place of French in the world; Francophone countries and La Francophone. Time and Weather: Days of the week, months of the year; telling the time on the clock. Telling the weather; weather forecast. The Family/Professions: Members of the family, one’s place in the family; professions/trades of parents. Health and Sports: Parts of the body stating where one is suffering from; common diseases and medications; Health facilities.
a) Boularés, M. and Frérot, J. L. (1997), Grammaire progressive du francais. Niveauavancé CLE international
b) Gregiore, M. and Thiévenaz, O. (1995), Grammaire progressive du Francais. Niveauintermédiare. CLE international
c) Guimbretiére, E. (1992), Paroles Paris. Didier/Hatier
d) Kaneman-Pougatch, M. (1991), Plaisir des Sons, Paris Hatier/Didier