This course introduces students to the fundamental building blocks of electrical circuit theory. These include the basic electrical circuit analysis tools required to analyse the behaviour and functional as well as performance characteristics of electrical subsystems containing resistors, inductors and capacitors. These tools are applied to obtain both the full dynamic performance of circuits and the steady state performance of sinusoidal systems. Topics include: concepts of basic electrical quantities such as electric charge, current, voltage, power and energy; network theorems such as Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, superposition and maximum power transfer; Laplace transform and the Laplace model; steady state and dynamic responses of simple networks; ac steady state analysis and the complex power model.

 Level 1
 3 Credits
 Semester 1