This course gives lectures on the basics 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 lectures 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 of exam materials will be given a
week prior to each exam.

This course aims to provide the students with basic knowledge of electric circuits. These include:

1. four basic law and theorems in electric circuits

2. properties of alternating current and circuit's transient response

3. the concept of complex impedance/admittance

4. principle of power matching

1. four basic law and theorems in electric circuits

2. properties of alternating current and circuit's transient response

3. the concept of complex impedance/admittance

4. principle of power matching

- The students will be able to understand the basic laws and theorems in electrical engineering and use them in electric circuits analysis. These include Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, superposition theorem, and Norton-Thevenin theorem.
- The students will be able to understand the principle of AC circuits and derive the transient response of simple LCR circuits.
- The students will be able to understand the concept of complex notation and complex impedance/admittance.
- The students will be able to understand the power matching principle and analyze a simple power matching circuit.

Class schedule | HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) | Amount of Time Required | |
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1. | Module 1 : Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review of Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law | 40minutes | ||

Homework 1 | 100minutes | ||

2. | Module 2 : Superposition theorem, Thevenin-Norton theorem |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review of Superposition Theorem, Thevenin Norton theorem | 40minutes | ||

Homework 2 | 100minutes | ||

3. | Module 3 : Alternating current in passive elements Transient response |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review of AC voltage and current and transient response | 40minutes | ||

Homework 3 | 100minutes | ||

4. | Module 4 : AC circuit 1 transient response of RL, RC circuits |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review of the transient response of RL, RC circuits | 40minutes | ||

Homework 4 | 100minutes | ||

5. | Module 5 : AC circuit 2 transient response of RLC circuits |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review on the transient response of RLC circuits | 40minutes | ||

Homework 5 | 100minutes | ||

6. | Summary and review | Preparation (review of Module 1-5) | 60minutes |

Review and exercise | 180minutes | ||

7. | Mid-term exam | Preparation for the exam | 200minutes |

8. | Module 6 : Complex notation |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review on the complex number, cartesian and polar notation (phasor) | 40minutes | ||

Homework 6 | 100minutes | ||

9. | Module 7 : Impedance and admittance |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review on impedance and admittance | 40minutes | ||

Homework 7 | 100minutes | ||

10. | Module 8 : Series and parallel impedance |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review on series and parallel connections of impedance | 40minutes | ||

Homework 8 | 100minutes | ||

11. | Module 9 : AC power and power matching |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review on AC power, maximum power transfer | 40minutes | ||

Homework 9 | 100minutes | ||

12. | Module 10 : 3-phase AC |
Preparation (lecture's slides) | 60minutes |

Review on 3-phase AC | 40minutes | ||

Homework 10 | 100minutes | ||

13. | Summary and review | Preparation (review of Module 6-10) | 60minutes |

Review and exercise | 180minutes | ||

14. | Final exam | Preparation for the exam | 200minutes |

Total. | - | - | 2880minutes |

quiz | homework | midterm exam | final exam | Total. | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1. | 5% | 7% | 12% | 24% | |

2. | 5% | 8% | 13% | 26% | |

3. | 5% | 7% | 12% | 24% | |

4. | 5% | 8% | 13% | 26% | |

Total. | 20% | 30% | 25% | 25% | - |

quiz 20pts + homework 30pts + exams 50pts = 100pts

1) Need at least 60% of the total points to get the credit.

2) Must take both the midterm and final exams

1) Need at least 60% of the total points to get the credit.

2) Must take both the midterm and final exams

References:

“Basic Circuit Theory”, Charles A, Desoer & Ernest S, Kuh, McGraw-Hill

"Electric Circuits", Mahmood Nahvi, Joseph A. Edminister, McGraw-Hill

“Basic Circuit Theory”, Charles A, Desoer & Ernest S, Kuh, McGraw-Hill

"Electric Circuits", Mahmood Nahvi, Joseph A. Edminister, McGraw-Hill

The students who intended to take this course are required to :

1. review the basic electronics from physics at high school (if they take physics at HS)

- Ohm's law, series/parallel connections

2. understand basic arithmetic, simple calculus, and complex number

- lots of calculations use fraction numbers

- the transient response will involve first/second-order differential equations

- imaginary numbers, expressing 2-D vectors using complex numbers

1. review the basic electronics from physics at high school (if they take physics at HS)

- Ohm's law, series/parallel connections

2. understand basic arithmetic, simple calculus, and complex number

- lots of calculations use fraction numbers

- the transient response will involve first/second-order differential equations

- imaginary numbers, expressing 2-D vectors using complex numbers

- Every Thursday and Friday 14:00 - 16:00
- Contact address: nico[at]shibaura-it.ac.jp

- Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge

Work experience | Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable |
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N/A | N/A |

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