**Course objective**

It is expected that upon successful completion of the course, students will:

- Explain the concepts and parameters associated with: voltage, current, power, energy, resistance, capacitance and inductance.
- Apply Kirchhoff's laws, linearity, superposition, and Thevenin's theorem in the design and analysis of circuits.
- Analyse AC circuits involving active circuit elements.
- Determine the transient response of energy storage elements using periodic functions, RMS values and phasors

**Topics of discussion:**

1. Part 1 : DC Circuit

- Basic concepts and laws
- Network theorems: Kirchhoff's laws, mesh analysis, Thevenin's, Norton's theorems
- Capacitors and inductors
- First and second order circuits

2. Part 2 : AC Circuit

- Sinusoids and phasors
- Steady state analysis
- AC power analysis
- Three-phase circuit

3. Laplace transform: properties and application to circuits

4. Two –port networks

**Source**

The recommended textbook is

Charles K. Alexander and Matthew N.O. Sadiku, Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2009

Additional resources:

Naeem W. Concepts in Electric Circuits, Concepts in Electric Circuits, Belfast: Dr Wasif Naeem & Ventus Publishing, 2009

Any additional custom courseware and lecture notes will be posted on the Papirus.

**Assesment **

Components for study evaluation:

- Quizzes & assignments : 25%
- Mid-term exam : 35%
- Final exam : 40%

Notes:

Homework should have been submitted by the next lecture. Late submission will be accepted up to two days late for 1/2 credit. No further extensions will be granted except in exceptional personal circumstances (documented medical reason or family emergency).