Introduction to the basic laws and techniques for the analysis of electric circuits. Calculation of the response of circuits with resistors, independent sources, controlled sources, and operational amplifiers. The transient analysis of basic circuits with R, L, and C components. An introduction to AC analysis and phasors.

Circuit analysis and design using discrete R, L, and C components are the most fundamental skills for electrical engineers. This course introduces these basic circuit elements and teaches modeling and analysis skills for the DC portion of these circuits, with a small introduction to AC phasors. This knowledge is critical for the students' future studies in all areas of electrical and computer engineering.

- use analytical techniques and an appropriate combination of Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s laws, equivalent circuits, node voltage analysis, and mesh current analysis to solve linear circuits containing resistors, capacitors, inductors, independent sources, dependent sources, and operational amplifiers by determining all DC voltages, currents, and powers;
- use differential equations to solve for time-varying voltages, currents, stored energy, and dissipated power in first-order (RL and RC) and second-order (RLC) circuits;
- represent simple sinusoidal voltage and current waveforms as phasors and use the phasors to analyze elementary alternating current circuits operating under steady state conditions;
- use Matlab or a comparable software package to do the calculations required in items 1-2 above;
- use PSpice to analyze the circuits described in items 1-3 above.

## Topic |
## Percentage of Course |

Voltage and current, the 2-terminal device, power concept | 5% |

Ohm’s law, sources, KCL, KVL, dependent sources | 10% |

Resistors: series, parallel, voltage and current dividers, measurements | 10% |

Mesh and node equations | 10% |

Thevenin and Norton equivalents (DC) | 5% |

Superposition, duality, and reciprocity | 5% |

Energy storage elements (L and C), combinations | 10% |

First order circuits (RL and RC) | 10% |

Second order circuits (RLC), step and general responses | 10% |

Introduction to phasors, with basic circuit equations | 15% |

Operational amplifiers as ideal element | 10% |

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