# 227-1635-00L Electric Circuits

Semester | Autumn Semester 2019 |

Lecturers | M. Zima, D. Shchetinin |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

Comment | Students without a background in Electrical Engineering must take "Electric Circuits" before taking "Introduction to Electric Power Transmission: System & Technology" |

Abstract | Introduction to analysis methods and network theorems to describe operation of electric circuits. Theoretical foundations are essential for the analysis of the electric power transmission and distribution grids as well as many modern technological devices – consumer electronics, control systems, computers and communications. |

Learning objective | At the end of this course, the student will be able to: understand variables in electric circuits, evaluate possible approaches and analyse simple electric circuits with RLC elements, apply circuit theorems to simple meshed circuits, analyze AC circuits in a steady state and understand the connection of the explained principles to the modelling of the 3-phase electric power systems. |

Content | Course will introduce electric circuits variables, circuit elements (resistive, inductive, capacitive), resistive circuits and theorems (Kirchhoffs’ laws, Norton and Thevenin equivalents), nodal and mesh analysis, superposition principle; it will continue by discussing the complete response circuits (RLC), sinusoidal analysis – ac steady state (complex power, reactive, active power) and conclude with the introduction to 3-phase analysis; Mathematical foundations of the circuit analysis, such as matrix operations and complex numbers will be briefly reviewed. This course is targeting students who have no prior background in electrical engineering. |

Lecture notes | lecture and exercises slides will be distributed after each lecture via moodle platform; additional materials to be accessed online (wileyplus) |

Literature | Richard C. Dorf, James A. Svoboda Introduction to Electric Circuits, 9th Edition Online materials: https://www.wileyplus.com/ Lecture slides and exercises slides |

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is intended for students outside of D-ITET. No prior course in electrical engineering is required |