The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

This course explores the fundamental concepts of electrical circuits. Content includes mesh/loop analysis (with super meshes), nodal analysis (with super nodes), Thevenin, Norton and maximum power transfer and superposition theorem applied to circuits, circuits based on ideal operational amplifiers, simple non-linear circuits employing diodes and transistors. These include basic amplifiers, buffers and switching circuits.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Analyse circuits using node and mesh analysis

2. Apply circuit theorems in practical work

3. Design and analyse circuits containing ideal operational amplifiers

4. Design filters and analyse circuits in the frequency domain

5. Analyse simple non-linear circuits containing discrete components such as diodes and transistors

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


Content

  1. Motivation for formal circuit analysis techniques. Mesh/loop analysis containing super meshes. Nodal analysis containing super nodes. Network analysis.
  2. Analysis of circuits using KVL, KCL and circuit theorems (superposition, Thevenin, Norton, maximum power transfer)
  3. First order passive filters, second order resonant (RLC) circuits. Energy transfer between passive elements. Q factor. Series and parallel resonances. Applications of resonant circuits. Frequency response.
  4. Commonly used sensors in instrumentation circuits.
  5. Ideal operational amplifier characteristics. Common and useful circuits using operational amplifiers, amplifiers and active filters.
  6. Introduction to diodes, transistors and simple nonlinear circuits employing diodes and transistors including amplifiers, voltage followers, current sources and switching circuits.

Requisite

To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed either ELEC1300 or ELEC1310.


Assumed knowledge

ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic CircuitsThis course explores the fundamental concepts of electrical circuits. Content includes mesh/loop analysis (with super meshes), nodal analysis (with super nodes), Thevenin, Norton and maximum power transfer and superposition theorem applied to circuits, circuits based on ideal operational amplifiers, simple non-linear circuits employing diodes and transistors. These include basic amplifiers, buffers and switching circuits.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment513School of Electrical Engineering and Computing1020005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195945Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)PSBPSB Singapore20195975Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)PSBPSB Singapore2019ELEC1310 (previously ELEC1300)Motivation for formal circuit analysis techniques. Mesh/loop analysis containing super meshes. Nodal analysis containing super nodes. Network analysis.Analysis of circuits using KVL, KCL and circuit theorems (superposition, Thevenin, Norton, maximum power transfer)First order passive filters, second order resonant (RLC) circuits. Energy transfer between passive elements. Q factor. Series and parallel resonances. Applications of resonant circuits. Frequency response.Commonly used sensors in instrumentation circuits.Ideal operational amplifier characteristics. Common and useful circuits using operational amplifiers, amplifiers and active filters.Introduction to diodes, transistors and simple nonlinear circuits employing diodes and transistors including amplifiers, voltage followers, current sources and switching circuits. YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Analyse circuits using node and mesh analysis2Apply circuit theorems in practical work3Design and analyse circuits containing ideal operational amplifiers4Design filters and analyse circuits in the frequency domain5Analyse simple non-linear circuits containing discrete components such as diodes and transistors6Integrate outcomes 1-4 into material considered elsewhere in the relevant degrees To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed either ELEC1300 or ELEC1310.Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: LaboratoriesProject: Design ProjectQuiz: QuizFormal Examination: Formal Examination Callaghan and PSB SingaporeLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term1LectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for0Full Term1TutorialFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for0Full Term1


Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratories

Project: Design Project

Quiz: Quiz

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1