## Fall 2014

**Prerequisites **

Students should have a background in electricity and magnetism, basic calculus and linear algebra.

**Course Overview**

This course is an introduction to electric circuit elements and electronic devices and a study of circuits containing such devices.

Students will receive one assignment every week, which will cover the topics discussed in the class in that week. All the assignments must be completed and turned in by the Tuesday of the week following the one in which they are posted. No late assignments will be accepted.

The course will also have a midterm and final exam.

**Required Text(s)**

*Electric Circuits*, 10^{TH}Edition, 2014

James W. Nilsson and Susan A. Riedel

- Related articles, videos and online tutorials (links shall be provided)

**References**

*Electric Circuits Fundamentals*, S. Franco*Fundamentals of Electric Circuits*, 4^{th}Edition, C Alexander and M Sadiku

** ****Academic Integrity**

Students are responsible for the content of assignments. Cheating or plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated. Violations can result in an F grade.

**Teaching Assistant**

Zafarullah

Email: zafarullah@itu.edu.pk

TA Hours: Monday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Embedded Lab)

Thursday, 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM (Faculty Common Room)

**Course Outline**

[expand title=” Week 1 Principles of Electricity “]

- The Starting Point
- Resistance & Conductance
- Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors
- Factors that affect resistance
- Electronic Components

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[expand title=” Week 2 Ohm’s Law & Power “]

- Ohm’s Law
- Ohm’s Law to Diagnose Circuit Failure
- Power, Heat and Efficiency

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[expand title=” Week 3 Series Circuits “]

- Series Circuit Characteristics (Current, Voltage, Power)
- Voltage Relationships: References, KVL & the voltage Divider
- Series Circuit Faults and Troubleshooting
- Max Power Transfer
- Series Connected Voltage Sources

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[expand title=” Week 4 Parallel Circuits “]

- Parallel Circuit Characteristics (Current, Voltage, Power)
- Current Relationships: KCL, Sources & Current Divider
- Parallel Circuit Faults and Troubleshooting
- Max power Transfer

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[expand title=” Week 5 Series-Parallel Circuits “]

- Analyzing Series-Parallel Circuits
- Circuit Loading
- Voltage divider stability
- Bridge, Delta and Wye Circuits

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[expand title=” Week 6 Network Theorems “]

- Superposition
- Equivalent Voltage & Current Sources
- Thevenin’s Theorem
- Application of Thevenin’s Theorem

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[expand title=” Week 7 Network Theorems “]

- Norton’s Theorem
- Applications of Norton Theorems

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[expand title=” Week 8 “]

- Review
- Guest Lecture

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[expand title=” Week 9 “]

*Midterm Exam*

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[expand title=” Week 10 Alternating Current “]

- AC overview
- Magnitude, Values and Measurements
- Sine waves: Phase Measurements & Ins. Values
- Static & Dynamic Values, DC offsets and Harmonics
- Nonsinusoidal waveforms

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[expand title=” Week 11 Inductors “]

- Inductance
- The Phase relationship Between Inductor Current and Voltage
- Inductors in Series and Parallel
- Inductive Reactance
- Transformers, Apparent Power & Inductor Quality

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[expand title=” Week 12 RL Circuits “]

- Series RL Circuits: Characteristics and Power
- Parallel RL Circuits Characteristics
- Series-Parallel Circuits Analysis

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[expand title=” Week 13 Capacitors “]

- Capacitors and Capacitance
- Series and Parallel Capacitors
- Alternating voltage and Current Characteristics
- Capacitive Reactance

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[expand title=” Week 14 Resistive-Capacitive Circuits “]

- Series Circuits
- Power Characteristics and Calculation
- Parallel RC Circuits
- Series-Parallel RC Circuit Analysis

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[expand title=” Week 15 RLC Circuits “]

- Series and Parallel LC Circuits
- Resonance
- Series and Parallel RLC Circuits
- Series-Parallel RLC Circuit Analysis

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[expand title=” Week 16 Operational Amplifiers “]

- Op-amp Opeartion Overview
- Differential Amplifiers and Op-Amp Specifications
- Inverting & Noninverting Amplifiers
- Op-Amp Circuits

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[expand title=” Week 17 “]

*Finals*

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**NOTE**: The course schedule and content may be modified by 10 – 20% as the semester progresses.