Class Syllabus:

First undergraduate class on power and energy systems. Broad introduction to all aspects of how power systems functions, including generation and transmission of electrical energy, power electronics, wind and solar, and electrical machines and drives. For more complete information on the requirements and expectation of the class, see syllabus.

This website is used for posting slides and the homework assignments. The Canvas Site is used to post grades and homework solutions.

Class: Monday, Wednesday, 12:30pm-2:20pm, EEB 037
Instructor: Baosen Zhang, zhangbao@uw.edu, Office: EEB M310, Office Hour: Tuesday 10:30am-11:30am
TAs: Daniel Olsen, Office: EEB 215, Office Hour: Tuesday 1-2, djolsen@uw.edu;
         Nam Song, Office EEB 215, Office Hour: Monday 2:30-3:30, nams4@uw.edu
Labs: Mandatory Lab orientation on Oct 18th and Oct 19th (depending on your session), labs starts the week after

Note:

  1. Most of the lectures will be done via the board. There are slides associated with each class, but they mainly highlight the material covered and do not include all of the material covered on the board. It is your responsibility to make sure that you take down sufficient notes in class.
  2. I will try to respond to emails within 24 hours. Remember, the TAs often reply much faster than I do.

Detailed Schedule of Classes:

  1. History of Power Systems, Review of Circuit Theory, Chapter 1 in book (Slides)
  2. Phasor Analysis, Chapter 7 in book
  3. Power Electronics, Chapter 10 in book, (Slides), (Slides on DC/DC)
  4. Solar Energy, Chapter 6 in book, (Slides)

Midterm and Finals:

  1. Midterm: Wednesday, Nov 16th, in EEB 037. It is close book, you may bring a double-sided, hand-written cheat sheet. You should also bring a calculator, but no communication device of any kind (including cell phones, tablets, and laptops). It will cover up to and including the lecture on Nov 7th.
  2. Final: Thursday, Dec 15th, in EEB 037. It is close book, you may bring a double-sided, hand-written cheat sheet. You should also bring a calculator, but no communication device of any kind (including cell phones, tablets, and laptops).

Labs:

Lab Rules, sign the form and bring it to the first lab.
Lab Groups, including starting times for each group
Lab Manuals:

  1. Lab 1 manual
  2. Lab 2 manual
  3. Lab 3 manual

Lab Report Submissions:

  1. Upload report for Lab 1

Midterm:

  1. Solutions

Homework Assignments:

  1. Assignment 1, Due Oct 5th in class; Solutions
  2. Assignment 2, Due Oct 12th in class; Solutions
  3. Assignment 3, Due Oct 19 in class; Solutions
  4. Assignment 4, Due Oct 26 in class; Solutions
  5. Assignment 5, Due Nov 2 in class; Solutions
  6. Assignment 6, Due Nov 9 in class; Solutions
  7. Assignment 7, Due Nov 23 in class; Solutions
  8. Assignment 8, Due Nov 30 in class;Solutions
  9. Assignment 9, Due Dec 7 in class