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Introduction to electrical circuit analysis, linear networks, steady-state power, and three-phase systems.
This course presents the fundamentals of circuit analysis. It begins with basic concepts such as voltage, current, sources and Ohm's law; then it proceeds to develop general and powerful procedures (nodal and mesh analyses) used in analyzing electric circuits. These methods are first applied to resistive circuits and later to circuits with more complex elements such as capacitors and inductors. Circuits with DC sources as well as those with sinusoidal sources are analyzed. The subjects of steady-state power and three-phase balanced systems are also covered.
WEEK | TOPICS | CHAPTERS ALEXANDER | CHAPTERS DURKIN |
1 | Units and definitions, Circuit elements, Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws. | Chapt. 1, Chapt. 2 | Chapt. 1, Chapt. 2 |
2 | Series/parallel resistor circuits, Voltage and current division, Nodal analysis. |
Chapt. 2, Chapt. 3 | Chapt. 2, Chapt. 3 |
3 | Mesh analysis, Thevenin/Norton theorems. | Chapt. 3, Chapt. 4 | Chapter 3 |
4 | Maximum power transfer, Superposition. | Chapter 4 | Chapter 3 |
5 | PROBLEM SESSION - EXAM 1 | ||
6 | Inductors/capacitors, Sinusoids, Forced response to sinusoids, Phasors, Phasor circuit element relationships, Impedance. | Chapt. 6, Chapt. 9 | Chapt. 4, Chapt. 8 |
7 | Basic phasor analysis of RLC circuits, KCL, KVL, voltage division and current division. |
Chapter 9 | Chapter 9 |
8 | Phasor mesh/nodal analysis, Phasor diagram. | Chapter 10 | Chapter 10 |
9 | Superposition and Thevenin/Norton using phasors. | Chapter 10 | Chapter 10 |
10 | PROBLEM SESSION - EXAM 2 | ||
11 | Instantaneous power, Average and reactive power, The rms value. | Chapter 11 | Chapter 11 |
12 | Complex power, Power calculations, Maximum power transfer. | Chapter 11 | Chapter 11 |
13 | Balanced three-phase voltage sources, Analysis of the Wye-Wye System, Analysis of the Delta-Delta System. | Chapter 12 | Chapter 12 |
14 | Power calculations in balanced three-phase systems. | Chapter 12 | Chapter 12 |
15 | PROBLEM SESSION - EXAM 3 |
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Fall 2001 | Test1 | Test2 | Test3 | Final |
Spring 2001 | Test1 | Test2 | Test3 | Final |
Fall 2000 | Test1 | Test2 | Test3 | Final |
Spring 2000 | Test1 | Test2 | Test3 | Final |
Fall 1999 | Test1 | Test2 | Test3 | Final |
Spring 1999 | Test1 | Test2 | Test3 | Final |
Fall 1998 | Test1 | Test2 | Test3 | Final |
Spring 1998 | Test1 | Test2 | Test3 | Final |
Fall 1997 | Test1 | Test2 | Test3 | Final |
Tests 20% each (3 tests)
Final 30%
Homework 10%
Alexander, Charles, and Matthew Sadiku, Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 1st ed., McGraw Hill, 2000
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