6.061 / 6.979 Introduction to Electric Power Systems

Spring 2003

Image of electric power lines.
Electric power lines. (Image is taken from Department of Energy's Digital Archive.)

Course Highlights

This course has a full set of course notes online, along with problem sets and other materials used by students in the course.

Course Description

This course is offered both to undergraduates (6.061) and graduates (6.979), where the graduate version has different problem sets and an additional term project. 6.061 / 6.979 is an introductory course in the field of electric power systems and electrical to mechanical energy conversion. Material encountered in the subject includes: Fundamentals of energy-handling electric circuits and electromechanical apparatus. Modeling of magnetic field devices and description of their behavior using appropriate models. Simplification of problems using transformation techniques. Power electric circuits, magnetic circuits, lumped parameter electromechanics, elements of linear and rotating electric machinery. Modeling of synchronous, induction and dc machinery. The course uses examples from current research.

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Prof. James Kirtley

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session