The Physical Foundation of Electric Circuits:

Structure of Matter, Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors, Electric Current, Electromotive Force (Voltage), Resistance, Conventional Current, DC and AC, Ohm’s Law, Work, Energy, and Power, Conductance, Efficiency, Real and Ideal Sources. Circuit Analysis – Resistive Network: Kirchoff’s Voltage and Current Laws, The Voltage-Divider Rule, the Current-Divider Rule, Series and Parallel Connected Sources, Wye-Delta Transformations, Balanced Bridges, voltage and Current Source Conversions, Mesh Analysis, Nodal Analysis.

Network Theorems:

The Superposition Theorem, Thevenin’s Theorem, Norton’s Theorem and Maximum Power Transfer Theorem. Capacitance and Capacitors: The Nature of Capacitance, Capacitor Dimensions and Dielectrics, Capacitor Types and Ratings, Transients in RC Networks, Energy Stored in a Capacitor.

Inductance and Inductors:

Electromagnetic Induction, Lenz’s law, Faraday’s law, Transformer Action, Self Inductance, Inductors, Transients in RL Circuits, Energy Stored in an Inductor.

Alternating Current Fundamentals:

AC Wave-form, Period and Frequency, Radians and Angular Frequency, Peak and Instantaneous values, Average and Effective values, AC voltage and current in Capacitors and Inductors, Average Power.

Course Syllabus