ELEN1000 - Electric Circuits

School running course: 
Electrical & Information Engineering
Course Brief and Outline: 
Year of Study: 
  • Basic electrical concepts: Voltage, current, energy power, resistance, independent and dependent ideal voltage and current sources, charge, average value.
  • Waveforms: dc, step, ramp, rectangular pulse, sinusoidal, exponential.
  • Energy and power:Instantaneous power, average power, general power equation, energy-power relations, conservation of energy, ideal voltage and current sources, root mean square values.
  • Network theorems and laws:Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s voltage and current laws, series and parallel resistors, voltage and current divider laws, star-delta transformations, interconnected sources.
  • Systematic circuit analysis:Node voltage and mesh current analysis, super-position theorem.
  • Electrical measurements:Oscilloscope and digital multimeter functional descriptions and applications.
  • Two terminal networks:Real sources, source transformations, Thevenin and Norton theorems, maximum power transfer in resistive circuit.
  • Inductors and capacitors: Physical basis of their voltage current laws, v-i laws in integral and differential forms, energy and power relations, behaviour under excitation, capacitive voltage divider.
  • Operational amplifiers:Abstraction to circuit model, open loop gain, input resistance and output resistance. Exact and virtual earth analyses of inverting, non-inverting, buffer, summing integrator and differentiator types. Calculation of gain and input and output resistance.
Programs offering course: 
BSc Eng (Elec)
BSc Eng (Elec) Info Option
BSc EngSci (Biomedical)