Course title
Electric Circuits 1

ioka eri Click to show questionnaire result at 2018

nicodimus retdian Click to show questionnaire result at 2018
Course description
This course gives lectures on the basic of electric circuits. The first 3 modules will start with basic theorems and laws in electric circuits. It will be followed by 3 modules on alternating current (AC) circuits and their transient response. The achievements of the first half of the course will be evaluated in the mid-term exam. The second half of the course will be started with lecture on complex notation, followed by complex impedance and power (impedance) matching. The achievements of the second half of the course will be evaluated in the final exam. Summary and review on exam materials will be given a week prior to each exams.
Purpose of class
This course aims to provide the students with basic knowledge in electric circuits.
Goals and objectives
  1. To be able to understand the basic laws and theorems in electrical engineering and use them in electric circuits analysis. These includes Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, super position theorem and Norton-Thevenin theorem.
  2. To be able to understand the principle of AC circuits and derive the transient response of simple LCR circuits.
  3. To be able to understand the concept of complex notation and complex impedance/admittance.
  4. To be able to understand the power matching principle and analyze a simple power matching circuit.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Module 1 :
Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law
Review of electricity and basic laws 200minutes
2. Module 2 :
Superposition theorem
Review of basic laws, and superposition theorem 200minutes
3. Module 3 :
Norton-Thevenin theorem
Review of Norton and Thevenin theorems 200minutes
4. Module 4 :
Alternating current and transient
Review of AC voltage and current, transient response 200minutes
5. Module 5 :
AC circuit 1 (RL, RC circuits)
Review on the transient response of RL, RC circuits 200minutes
6. Module 6 :
AC circuit 2 (RLC circuits)
Review on the transient response of RLC circuit 200minutes
7. Module 7 :
Summary and review
Review 1-6th class, exercise 200minutes
8. Mid-term exam Preparation for exam 200minutes
9. Module 8 :
Complex notation
Review on the complex number, cartesian and polar notation (phasor) 200minutes
10. Module 9 :
Impedance and admittance
Review on impedance and admittance 200minutes
11. Module 10 :
Series and parallel impedance
Review on series and parallel connections of impedance 200minutes
12. Module 11 :
Power matching
Review on AC power, maximum power transfer 200minutes
13. Module 12 :
Summary and review
Review on 9-12th class 200minutes
14. Final exam Preparation for exam 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

quiz mid-term exam final exam Total.
1. 5% 10% 10% 25%
2. 5% 10% 10% 25%
3. 5% 10% 10% 25%
4. 5% 10% 10% 25%
Total. 20% 40% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
quiz 20pts + exams 80pts = 100pts
Need 60% or more to get the credit.
Textbooks and reference materials
Understand basic electronics from physics at high school
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Every Thursday and Friday 14:00 - 16:00
  • Contact address: nico[at]
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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