To pass this course, the student has to demonstrate his/her proficiency in the following subjects on circuit analysis through tests and practical work:
- Basic circuits with resistors, Kirchoff’s laws, series and parallel circuits, node voltage method for circuits with sources and resistors
- Superposition, source transformations, maximum power transfer
- Capacitors and Inductors
- First-order circuits with 1 capacitor or inductor
- Second-order circuits with 1 capacitor and 1 inductor
Circuit Analysis is a part of the fundamental knowledge of every Electrical Engineer. In this course, various methods for systematic circuit analysis are introduced. These methods rely on basic mathematical knowledge: solving sets of equations, solving 1st and 2nd order differential equations, integration. A very important general concept is introduced: modeling a system (in this case an electric|
circuit) using ideal elements described by ideal element equations and the analysis of the static and dynamic behaviour of the system, i.e. the response in the form of voltages, currents and power dissipated, to various input signals (excitations). This important concept and the methods for analysis presented in this course are fundamental and applicable to many areas also outside the field of Electrical Engineering.
Instruction takes place in the form of lectures, tutorial classes, self study and laboratory assignments. During the course there are weekly tests to determine if the student masters the subjects presented so far.
In addition to the lectures, there is practical work to demonstrate and practice the presented circuit analysis methods.
The student should pass all tests (with a grade >5) . The overall mark should be greater or equal to 5.5.
There will be 5 partial tests and 3 LABS on “Node voltage method,” “Superposition, source transformation and power transfer”, "Capacitors and Inductors" and “1st Circuits" and "2nd order circuits”.