EECE 5688 – Spring 2021


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Instructor  Dr. A. Abur  

Office  416 Dana Research Center  

Phone  617.373.3051  

E-mail  Send email to Dr. Abur

Textbook  Power System Analysis, A. Bergen and V. Vittal Prentice-Hall, Inc. 2nd Edition  

                  Grading  Exams (3, 25% each) …………..75%  

                                  Homework   …………………..…5%  

                                     Term Project  …….…….………20%  

                Total :                                       100%  





January 19, 21


Introduction to Power and Balanced Three Phase Circuits  

January 26, 28


Transmission Line Parameters

February 2, 4


Transmission Line and Generator Modeling

February 9, 11


Three Phase Transformers, Per Unit System

February 16, 18


Network Matrices

February 23



February 25


Unbalanced Operation, Fortescue Transformation

March 4, 6


Symmetrical Components

March 9, 11


Sequence Networks

March 16, 18


Balanced Fault Analysis

March 23


Unbalanced Fault Analysis

March 25



March 30, April 1


Power System Protection and Relay Settings

April 6, 8


Power System Stability

April 13, 15


Critical Fault Clearing Time for Stability

April 20





Students are expected to be present in the classroom or remotely on class dates/times unless otherwise indicated. Lectures will be recorded but recorded lectures do not remove the class attendance requirement, they are intended to help students to go back and review selected parts of the material covered during lectures.  All exams will be given during class periods and all students are expected to take the exams remotely but synchronously.  Students who are consistently absent from classes will receive warnings.

Recording of Classes

Classes will be recorded to enable all students to review material covered in synchronous classes.  Please contact me if you have any concerns.

Health and Safety 

“The university has put into place a robust plan to make the campus healthy and safe for all --- but you must do your part. You must continue to wear a mask in class and socially distance. You must get tested every three days at the Cabot Testing Center. Do not come to class if you feel sick.”

To summarize:

1.      Gatherings on or off campus must conform to healthy practices as outlined by university and Massachusetts state guidance. If you host or attend an inappropriate party or gathering, you run the very real risk of immediate removal from the community. 

2.   Wear a mask indoors and outdoors as you maintain a 6-foot distance from everyone.

3.   Get tested every three days using the COVID-19 Test Scheduler ( We may require more frequent testing as the semester progresses. It’s quick, easy and will help us to quickly identify and care for anyone who tests positive. I will not be told the identity of anyone who tests positive, and you do not need to share that information with me or anyone else unless you want to. If you receive a positive test result, you will be contacted by a member of the university’s telehealth team who will provide you with next steps.

4.   Do a Daily Wellness Check (, wash your hands well and regularly, and disinfect high-touch surfaces and spaces.

5.   You are expected to wear a face covering or mask in class. If you come to class without a mask, you will be asked to go and get one on campus. You can get a mask at the Visitor Center or at the Curry Student Center Help Desk. If you refuse to wear a mask in class, I won’t be able to continue the class. If you are not sitting six feet apart from your classmate, I’ll ask you to do so. We won’t be able to eat or drink in class (except water). If you test positive, you will need to enter isolation as directed by the university’s telehealth team. I expect that you will not come in-person to class and that you will follow the guidance from the university telehealth team to isolate and get appropriate healthcare if needed.

6.   Staying safe is a responsibility that we all must take seriously. Keep in mind the “Protect the Pack” theme. Remember that our individual actions will help everyone stay safe this spring.

Academic Integrity

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As members of the academic community, students must become familiar with their rights and responsibilities. In each course, they are responsible for knowing the requirements and restrictions regarding research and writing, examinations of whatever kind, collaborative work, the use of study aids, the appropriateness of assistance, and other issues. Students are responsible for learning the conventions of documentation and acknowledgment of sources in their fields. Northeastern University expects students to complete all examinations, tests, papers, creative projects, and assignments of any kind according to the highest ethical standards, as set forth either explicitly or implicitly in this Code or by the direction of instructors. Go to  to access the full academic integrity policy.

Student Accommodations

Northeastern University and the Disability Resource Center (DRC) are committed to providing disability services that enable students who qualify under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) to participate fully in the activities of the university.  To receive accommodations through the DRC, students must provide appropriate documentation that demonstrates a current substantially limiting disability. For more information, visit

Diversity and Inclusion

Northeastern University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity and social justice while building a climate of inclusion on and beyond campus.  In the classroom, members of the University community work to cultivate an inclusive environment that denounces discrimination through innovation, collaboration and an awareness of global perspectives on social justice. It is my intention that students from all backgrounds and perspectives will be well served by this course, and that the diversity that students bring to this class will be viewed as an asset. I welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, socioeconomic background, family education level, ability – and other visible and nonvisible differences. All members of this class are expected to contribute to a respectful, welcoming and inclusive environment for every other member of the class. Your suggestions are encouraged and appreciated.

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