Module Study Targets
It is a prerequisite course introducing students to circuit analysis, leading through to an intermediate level of using transforms (Laplace & Fourier).
The student upon the completion of the course he will be able to:
- Select the appropriate analysis methodology.
- Apply all the analysis methods.
- Competence to provide transfer functions, frequency response plots, impulse and step response for different circuits.
- Construct the functions of simple circuits by interpretation of specifications.
- Identify different circuits.
- Apply theoretical knowledge in performing the lab measurements.
- Prepare simulation programs.
- Organize presentation of your lab work.
- A laboratory project using ICT means.
Module Acquired Abilities
- Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information using the required technologies
- Autonomous work
- Introduction: Basic Principles & Definitions – Circuit Properties & Classification – Signals.
- Circuit elements – Laws – Energy & Power.
- Kirchhoff’s Laws – Analysis Methods: Loop-Current & Node-Voltage Methods, Matrix & Determinant Formulation of Equations.
- Time Response: Natural – Forced – Complete Response.
- Laplace Transform: Properties – Inverse Transform – Tables – Calculation Techniques.
- Circuit Analysis: Transfer & Driving Point Functions – Poles & Zeros – Step & Impulse Response.
- Fourier Transform: Frequency Analysis – Amplitude & Phase Response.
- Analog Filters – Filter Orders – Passive & Active Filters – Operational Amplifiers.
EXPERIMENTAL PART (13 weeks)
- J.A. Edminister, "Electric Circuits", Schaum’s Outline Series, 6th edition, McGraw Hill, 2013
- W.H. Hayt Jr. & J.E. Kemmerly, "Electric Circuit Analysis", McGraw Hill, 2002
- W.D. Stanley, "Transform Circuit Analysis for Engineering and Technology", 5th edition, Prentice-Hall, 2002
- M.E. Van Valkenburg, "Network Analysis", 3rd, Prentice-Hall, 1974