ELEC231 - Network Theory I

The fundamental concepts of current, voltage, and power are studied along with the properties of passive circuit elements as well as network theorems. Transient analysis R-L, R-C, and R-L-C circuits and initial conditions are studied. Laboratory experiments parallel classroom theory and include circuit simulation. Prerequisite: MATH280 Calculus I; Corequisite: MATH290 Calculus II. Day Course.

Course Objective

At the end of this course, students should have proficiency in the following topics:

  1. Charge, Current, voltage and Power
  2. Ohm’s law, KCL, KVL
  3. Dependent Sources
  4. Series and Parallel Circuits
  5. Nodal and Mesh analysis
  6. ∆ to Y conversion and bridge circuits
  7. Superposition, Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits
  8. MAX power transfer (Calculus based)
  9. Capacitors and Inductors with time variant function (Calculus based)
  10. First order differential equation – RL and RC circuits
  11. Second order differential equation – RLC Circuits

Student Outcomes

(a) An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines

(k) A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

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