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Credits: 3


Catalog Description: Basic components and principles of electrical circuits: circuit elements variables and measuring devices. Kirchoff's laws, loop and nodal analysis. Network response to dc, exponential and sinusoidal excitation: switching networks, impedances, network functions, Fourier series, phasor methods, real and reactive power, powerfactor. Transformers and 3-Phase systems.

Coordinator: F. Kerem Harmancı, Assistant Professor.


Goals: To introduce the basic principles of Electrical Engineering to non-electrical engineers. To present the student with the analytical and computational tools (especially circuit analysis) needed to solve practical problems.


Learning Objectives:


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1.     Solve steady state resistive linear R-L-C circuits which contain both  dependent and independent AC and/or DC sources.

2.     Predict  the transient response and the frequency response of second-order R-L-C circuits. .

3.     Design measuring devices containing transducers and R-L-C circuits.


Textbook:  Electric Circuits. Eighth Edition. J. W. Nilsson, S.A. Riedel. Pearson-Prentice Hall 2008.

 Reference Texts:

1.     Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering. Fourth Edition. Giorgio Rizzoni. McGrawHill 2004.

2.     Introduction to Electric Circuits, by R.C. Dorf and J.A. Svoboda, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons 2004


Prerequisites by Topic:

Basic differential and integral calculus


1.     Basic concepts of Electrical Engineering. Description of electric circuit and circuit variables. (1 week)

2.     Resistive circuit analysis I: Ohm’s Law. Kirchoff’s laws. Current and voltage measurement techniques. (1 week)

3.     Resistive circuit analysis II: Node-Voltage and Mesh-Current techniques (1 week)

4.     Resistive circuit analysis III: Source transformations, Thevenin Equivalent, Norton Equivalent. Maximum Power Transformer. Superposition ( 1 week )

5.     Operational Amplifiers and circuit applications (1 week)

6.     Energy storing elements: inductor, capacitor, mutual inductance (1 week)

7.     First order transient analysis: RL and RC circuits (1 week)

8.     Second order transient analysis: paralel and series RLC circuits (1 week)

9.     AC network analysis: voltage and current phasors, impedances (1 week)

10.   Power analysis for AC Networks ( 1 week)

11.   Balanced three-phase circuits (1 week)


Course Structure: The class meets for two lectures a week, one consisting of  two 50-minute sessions and the other, just one 50-minute session. 9-10 sets of homework problems are assigned per semester.  There are two mid-term exams and a final exam.

Computer Resources: None.

Laboratory Resources: None.



1.     Homework sets (10%)

2.     Two mid-term exams (25% each).

3.     A final exam (40%).


Outcome Coverage:


Apply math, science and engineering knowledge.  This course is mostly about  linear circuits analysis both in AC and DC steady state.  Different tools from mathematics (differential and integral calculus, complex variables) as well as from sciences (physics) are heavily drawn upon during lectures, homework sets and exams.
Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs. Designing measuring devices involving transducers and R-L-C or electronic components, as well as designing an amplifier or a circuit performing an analog signal processing operation using the operational amplifier have been discussed in class and related problems assigned in homework sets.


Prepared By: F. Kerem Harmancı



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