This course introduces the basic concepts and engineering methods of DC circuit analysis. The contents include Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Law, series and parallel circuits, Mesh and Nodal analysis, Superposition, Source Transformation, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, Capacitor, Inductor and responses of First Order circuits.
At the end of this course student should be able to:
(i) Attribute the basic concepts of electrical quantities by using basic circuit laws (Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's law) and simplification of resistive circuits
(ii) Analyze DC circuit problems using circuit theorem, nodal analysis and mesh analysis
(iii) Attribute the basic concepts of capacitance and inductance and analyze the characteristic of natural and step response in first order circ uits
(iv) Construct DC electric circuits to apply the concept of electrical quantities and verify circuit theorems
(v) Demonstrate the role of individual in the team to achieve task completion
1. C. Alexander and M. Sadiku, “Fundamentals of Electric Circuits”, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2008.
2. J. Nilsson and S. Riedel, “Electric Circuits”, 8th ed., Prentice Hall, 2008.
3. R. Dorf and J. Svoboda, "Introduction to Electric Circuits", 8th ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
Chapter 1A: Basic Concept
1.1 Introduction of circuit analysis
1.2 Electrical quantities: Systems of units, charge, current, voltage, power and energy
1.3 Circuit elements: Passive and active elements, independent and dependent sources
Chapter 1C: Basic Concept
3.1 Principles of voltage division and current division
3.2 Delta-wye transformation
Chapter 2A: Methods of Analysis (DC Circuits)
4.1 Nodal Analysis
4.2 Nodal analysis with voltage sources: Supernode
Chapter 3A: Circuit Theorem (DC Circuits)
6.1 Superposition Principles
6.2 Source Transformation
Chapter 5B: First Order Circuits
10.1 Step response of an RC Circuit
10.2 Step response of an RL Circuit