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.
At the end of this course, students should have proficiency in the following topics:
- Demonstrate the understanding of electric charge, current, voltage, and power.
- Recognize basic electrical components, including independent and dependent sources, resistors, capacitors, and inductors, and apply their electrical characteristics to circuit analysis.
- Recognize the basic circuit configurations, including series, parallel, Δ, and Y connections, and apply DC circuit analysis to them.
- 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.
- Perform calculus based transient analysis on first- and second-order circuits.
- Construct and test basic DC circuits, using common test equipment.
- Analyze DC circuits using circuit simulation software. Updated Fall 2017
(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.