1st week

Topics:
Using
computer algebra packages (Mathematica, Matlab, MathCad)
Using
an electric circuit simulator (SPICE)
Basic
Points:
Understand the basic SI units and SI prefixes
Learn about the concepts of charge, current, and voltage
Learn about power and energy
Become familiar with the passive sign convention
Learn about the circuit elements including dependent and independent sources
Examples:
Applications:
Apply what is
learned to TV picture tubes and electricity bills.

2nd
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Learn about Ohm’s law
Understand the concepts of nodes, branches, and loops
Learn Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws
Learn about combining resistors in series and in parallel
Learn about the principles of voltage division and current division
Become familiar with wyedelta transformation
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to lighting systems and design of dc meters

3rd
week 
Topics:
Basic
Points:
Learn about nodal and mesh analysis
Understand the concept of supernode and supermesh
Be able to use PSpice for nodal analysis
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to dc transistor circuits

4th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Learn about capacitors and capacitance
Understand how to combine capacitors in series and parallel
Learn about inductors and inductance
Understand how to combine inductors in series and parallel
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:
Apply capacitors and inductors in practical circuits such as integrators and differentiators

5th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Understand what firstorder circuits are
Learn about sourcefree RC and RL circuits
Learn how to find the timeconstant of a circuit
Learn about singularity functions such as unit impulse function and unit step function
Learn about step response RC and RL circuits
Understand natural, transient, and steadystate responses
Be able to use PSpice for transient analysis
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to delay circuits, photoflash unit, and automobile ignition circuit

6th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:

7th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:

8th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Understand what operational amplifiers are
Learn about the ideal op amp
Learn some op amp circuits including inverting, noninverting, summing, and difference amplifiers
Be able to use PSpice to analyze op amp circuits
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:

9th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Learn about theorems used for simplifying analysis
Understand the principles of linearity and superposition
Learn of about the concepts of source transformation and equivalence.
Be able to use Thevenin’s theorem to find Thevenin equivalent
Be able to use Norton’s theorem to find Norton equivalent
Understand the concept of maximum power transfer to the load
Verify circuit theorems with PSpice
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:

10th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Become familiar with secondorder circuits
Understand how to find initial and final values of circuit variables
Learn about sourcefree series and parallel RLC circuits
Learn about step response RLC circuits
Learn about general secondorder circuits including op amp circuits
Be able to use PSpice to analyze secondorder circuits
Become familiar with the concept of duality
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to automobile ignition circuit and smoothing circuits 
11th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Understand the concepts of sinusoids and phasors
Apply phasors to circuit elements
Introduce the concepts of impedance and admittance
Learn about impedance combinations
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to phaseshifters and AC bridges 
12th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Apply previously learn circuit techniques to sinusoidal steadystate analysis
Learn how to apply nodal and mesh analysis in the frequency domain
Learn how to apply superposition, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems in the frequency domain
Learn how to analyze ac Op Amp circuits
Be able to use PSpice to analyze ac circuits
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to capacitance multiplier and oscillators

13th
week 
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Know the difference between instantaneous power and average power
Learn the ac version of maximum power transfer theorem
Learn about the concepts of effective or rms value
Learn about the complex power, apparent power and power factor
Understand the principle of conservation of ac power
Learn about power factor correction
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to power measurement and electricity consumption cost

14th
week 
Review:
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Be familiar with different threephase configurations and how to analyze them
Know the difference between balanced and unbalanced circuits
Learn about power in a balanced threephase system
Know how to analyze unbalanced threephase systems
Be able to use PSpice to analyze threephase circuits
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to threephase measurement and residential wiring

15th
week 
Review:
Topics:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples from the topic of
the week.
Applications:

16th
week 
Final
examination:
