Circuits I

Presented by

Dr. John Durkin

4400:321

Objective

Introduction to electrical circuit analysis, linear networks, steady-state power, and three-phase systems.


Description

This course presents the fundamentals of circuit analysis. It begins with basic concepts such as voltage, current, sources and Ohm's law; then it proceeds to develop general and powerful procedures (nodal and mesh analyses) used in analyzing electric circuits. These methods are first applied to resistive circuits and later to circuits with more complex elements such as capacitors and inductors. Circuits with DC sources as well as those with sinusoidal sources are analyzed. The subjects of steady-state power and three-phase balanced systems are also covered.


Course Outline

Text: Alexander, Charles, and Matthew Sadiku, Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 2 ed., McGraw Hill, 2004.

WEEK TOPICS CHAPTERS ALEXANDER CHAPTERS DURKIN
1 Units and definitions, Circuit elements, Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws. Chapt. 1, Chapt. 2 Chapt. 1, Chapt. 2
2 Series/parallel resistor circuits, Voltage and current division,
Nodal analysis.
Chapt. 2, Chapt. 3 Chapt. 2, Chapt. 3
3 Mesh analysis, Thevenin/Norton theorems. Chapt. 3, Chapt. 4 Chapter 3
4 Maximum power transfer, Superposition. Chapter 4 Chapter 3
5 PROBLEM SESSION - EXAM 1
6 Inductors/capacitors, Sinusoids, Forced response to sinusoids, Phasors, Phasor circuit element relationships, Impedance. Chapt. 6, Chapt. 9 Chapt. 4, Chapt. 8
7 Basic phasor analysis of RLC circuits, KCL, KVL,
voltage division and current division.
Chapter 9 Chapter 9
8 Phasor mesh/nodal analysis, Phasor diagram. Chapter 10 Chapter 10
9 Superposition and Thevenin/Norton using phasors. Chapter 10 Chapter 10
10 PROBLEM SESSION - EXAM 2
11 Instantaneous power, Average and reactive power, The rms value. Chapter 11 Chapter 11
12 Complex power, Power calculations, Maximum power transfer. Chapter 11 Chapter 11
13 Balanced three-phase voltage sources, Analysis of the Wye-Wye System, Analysis of the Delta-Delta System. Chapter 12 Chapter 12
14 Power calculations in balanced three-phase systems. Chapter 12 Chapter 12
15 PROBLEM SESSION - EXAM 3


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Example Exams

Fall 2001 Test1 Test2 Test3 Final
Spring 2001 Test1 Test2 Test3 Final
Fall 2000 Test1 Test2 Test3 Final
Spring 2000 Test1 Test2 Test3 Final
Fall 1999 Test1 Test2 Test3 Final
Spring 1999 Test1 Test2 Test3 Final
Fall 1998 Test1 Test2 Test3 Final
Spring 1998 Test1 Test2 Test3 Final
Fall 1997 Test1 Test2 Test3 Final


Grading

Tests 20% each (3 tests)

Final 30%

Homework 10%


Course Policies


Book

Alexander, Charles, and Matthew Sadiku, Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 1st ed., McGraw Hill, 2000


Instructor

Dr. John Durkin

Office: 254 Auburn

Phone: (330) 972-6136

Fax: (330) 972-6487

Email:durkin@uakron.edu


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