This is an introductory course in electrical circuits for engineering major students and it provides a survey to the fundamentals of electricity. It provides exposure to the circuit theorems, circuit laws, and circuit analysis techniques. Students are familiarized with the application of circuits simulation software for the circuits analysis. The laboratory component associated with this course provides noteworthy experience in various experimental procedures such as laboratory safety, collective learning, designing circuits, analyzing circuits, and troubleshooting circuits.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the aptitude to convert units used in electrical engineering through problem solving.
- Interpret simple to complex circuits, laws, and measurements.
- Appraise electrical circuits using circuits simulation software.
- Describe the rules and theorems used for the analysis of circuits.
- Calculate the equivalent resistance of numerous resistors connected in series, parallel or combination of both.
- Evaluate electrical circuits using Kirchhoff¿s current and voltage laws, and Ohm's law.
- Determine the circuitry parameters using the mesh current method and the node voltage method.
- Apply circuits theorems such as Thevenin's, Norton's and superposition theorems to electric circuits.
- Invent the equivalent capacitance of several capacitors connected in series and/or parallel.
- Analyze RC Circuits, RL Circuits and a series LRC Circuits.
- Review laboratory safety procedures and techniques.
- Construct electrical circuits schematically, and physically and accomplish measurements using electronic test equipment.
- Illustrate the skills in using electrical measuring devices including digital oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators, A.C. and D.C. power supplies in laboratory.
- Verify theoretical calculations through performing measurements of critical parameters.
- Communicate experimental results through presentation to peers and faculty.
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