Electrical Circuits

Course code ELEC2320Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

This course is not to count for credit with the course ELEC2310.

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe course is targeted at Electrical and Computer engineering students who require a solid foundation in electrical circuits to enable further studies in related and specialised fields. The course expounds upon the elementary circuit analysis and synthesis tools developed in ELEC1300 and investigates alternative and/or more powerful approaches to circuit analysis and synthesis using more advanced mathematical tools.

In particular, students will become familiar with the concepts of dependent sources, non-ideal operational amplifiers, and formal techniques for manual and automated circuit analysis, and be able to integrate these into material considered elsewhere in the relevant degrees.
Content1. 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)
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeELEC1300 and MATH1120
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalFinal Examination - As per the University's exam timetable. Students are required to obtain a minimum of 40% in the final exam to pass the course
Laboratory ExercisesAs per course outline.
ProjectsAs per course outline.
Quiz - ClassQuiz - as per course outline.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 4 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ELEC2320