Circuits 1

Reference Material

Charles Alexander, and Matthew Sadiku
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits”, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2017
(Prior or more recent versions of this book are also acceptable)

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

(4th Edition Free Link)

Tim Hanshaw
Real Analog: An Introduction to Electrical Circuits
(Free Link)

Roland E. Thomas, Albert J. Rosa, and Gregory J. Toussaint
The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits”, Wiley, 7th Edition, 2012
(Prior or more recent versions of this book are also acceptable)

(8th Edition Free Link)

Course Goals

  • An introduction to electrical circuit analysis, design and evaluation.
  • Emphasis on definitions of basic variables, passive circuit components and the ideal operational amplifier.
  • DC analysis of circuits and dc circuit theorems are stressed.
  • AC signals are introduced.
  • Computer analysis software integrated throughout the course.

Course Modules

  • Charge and Current
  • DC vs AC
  • Voltage
  • Power and Energy
  • Circuit Elements
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Nodes, Branches, and Loops
  • Kirchhoff’s Law (KCL and KVL)
  • Series Resistors and Voltage Division
  • Parallel Resistors and Current Division
  • Applications
    • Multimeters
    • Wire Resistance
  • Nodal Analysis and Supernode (Video)
  • Mesh Analysis and Supermesh
  • Linear Algebra Review (Video)
    • Matrix Inversion
    • Cramer’s Rule
  • Linearity Property
  • Superposition
  • Source Transformation
  • Thevenin’s Theorem
  • Norton’s Theorem
  • Maximum Power Transfer
  • Operational Amplifier
  • Ideal Op Amp
  • Inverting Amplifier
  • Non Inverting Amplifier
  • Summing Amplifier
  • Difference Amplifier
  • Cascade Op Amp Circuits
  • Applications
    • Digital to Analog Converter
    • Instrumentation Amplifiers
  • Capacitors
  • Series and Parallel Capacitors
  • Inductors
  • Series and Parallel Inductors

Final Project

Audio Mixer (Lab Bench Board)