ELEC2250 - 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: MATH1850, Engineering Calculus II or MATH1875, Integrated Engineering Calculus II. Corequisite: MATH2500, Differential Equations. 

Course Objective

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

  1. Demonstrate the understanding of electric charge, current, voltage, and power.
  2. Recognize basic electrical components, including independent and dependent sources, resistors, capacitors, and inductors, and apply their electrical characteristics to circuit analysis.
  3. Recognize the basic circuit configurations, including series, parallel, Δ, and Y connections, and apply DC circuit analysis to them.
  4. Perform DC circuit analysis using the basic laws (Ohm’s Law, KVL, and KCL), nodal/mesh methods, and circuit theorems, including superposition, Thevenin, Norton, source transformation and maximum power transfer.
  5. Perform calculus based transient analysis on first- and second-order circuits.
  6. Construct and test basic DC circuits, using common test equipment.
  7. Analyze DC circuits using circuit simulation software.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Updated  Fall 2017

Student Outcomes

(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.



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