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Circuit Analysis

This is a natural progression of the Electricity II course from Semester 2. In general, this course reinforces the basic concepts of Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws (KCL and KVL) for electric circuits, and introduces the methods used to simplify complex circuits and/or analyze various electric properties of circuits (e.g., voltage, current, resistance and power). Analysis tools such as Thevenin's and Norton theorems, voltage and current dividers, mesh, nodal and loop analysis, and practical voltage and current sources and their interchangeability are emphasized. This course will demonstrate that the analysis techniques developed for DC circuits will also apply to AC circuits. The types of AC circuits covered include: RLC series and parallel circuits, filters and resonant circuits. To conclude, Advance Circuit Analysis will be introduced by means of Laplace Transforms and its application to circuit analysis. This is a Hybrid course, with all the main content delivered online, a 2-hour f2f (Face to Face) dedicated to problem solving and a 2-hour lab, per week, that comprises theoretical and practical applications of this field. Different technologies will be used such as an Android device with a TI-89 Titanium emulator to solve for complex AC circuits, Web-based applications to engage and assess students, the circuit simulation software Proteus and the interactive computer program MATLAB.