## 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**

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

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

- 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

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

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

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

- Norton’s Theorem
- Applications of Norton Theorems

- Review
- Guest Lecture

*Midterm Exam*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Finals*

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