Electrical Circuits


Fundamental concepts of Electrical Circuits are expounded, builds on and expands the first year circuits topic. Content includes operational amplifiers (linear, non linear and non ideal), two prot networks, nodal (with super nodes), mesh/loop analysis (with super meshes), network analysis, Thevenin, Norton and maximum power transfer and superposition theorem applied to circuits containing both dependent and independent sources, nonlinear circuits, linear and nonlinear applications of op-amps, resonance and damping.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

1. analyse circuits containing dependant sources

2. demonstrate analysis skills on circuits containing non-ideal operational amplifiers

3. analsye circuits in the frequency domain

4. analyse non-linear circuits

5. use formal techniques for manual and automated circuit analysis

6. integrate outcomes 1-4 into material considered elsewhere in the relevant degrees


  1. Motivation for formal circuit analysis techniques. Mesh/loop analysis containing super meshes. Nodal analysis containing super nodes. Network analysis.
  2. Concept of dependent sources. Examples of four principal types. Analysis of circuits containing dependent sources (KVL, KCL, superposition, Thevenin, Norton, maximum power transfer).
  3. 2 port network analysis.
  4. Ideal operational amplifier characteristics.
  5. Dependent source model of operational amplifier. Nonideal characteristics of operational amplifiers (including finite gain, finite input resistance, finite output resistance, output saturation) and their effects on circuit performance. Positive and negative feedback. Linear and nonlinear application of op-amps.
  6. Second order resonant (RLC) circuits. Energy transfer between passive elements. Q factor. series and parallel resonances. Applications of resonant circuits. Frequency response, transfer functions and Bode plots of passive and active filters.
  7. Nonlinear circuit analysis (including diodes, BJT and FET biasing)

Assumed Knowledge

ELEC1300 MATH1120

Assessment Items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratories

Project: Design Project

Quiz: Quiz

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Written Assignment: Assignment

Contact Hours

UoN Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

PSB students enrolled in the part-time evening program at UoN Singapore will receive equivalent instruction delivered in a block mode of 7 teaching weeks.


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term