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Syllabus of the course: Introduction to Circuit Theory

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InstructorE. Iliopoulos
ProgramMonday 16:00-18:00, Room 1
Friday 16:00-18:00,Room 1
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Goal of the courseThe course is intended to second and third year undergraduate students. It is an intensive introduction to the linear electrical circuit theory.
SyllabusSimple Circuits: Definitions of circuit elements, Kirchoff’s laws, Linearity and Superposition, Elements of circuits Topology, Operational amplifiers
Analysis Methods of Ohmic Circuits: Nodal analysis, Mesh analysis, Introduction to Duality, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems.
Transient Circuits: Inductance, Capacitance, Step function, RL, RC and RLC circuits
Sinusoidal Analysis: Complex excitations, Phasors, Impedance, Nodal and Mesh analysis for sinusoidal excitations, Thevenin and Norton theorems in phasor space, Phasor diagrams, Frequency response, Average power and RMS values
Complex Frequency: Complex frequency and generalized phasors, Circuit analysis with complex frequencies excitations, Transfer functions, Poles and Zeros, Bode plots.
Fourier Analysis: Periodic excitations and Fourier analyis, Fourier transform, Impulse excitation, Convolution and Time-domain response, Frequency domain response
Laplace transforms: Definition and properties of Laplace transforms, Convolution, Applications of Laplace transforms, Transfer functions and Laplace transforms.
BibliographyW.H.Hayt, J.E. Kemmerly, S.M. Durbin, “Engineering Circuit Analysis” 7th Ed., McGraw-Hill (2006)
B.N. Margaris, “Electric Circuit Analysis”, Tziola, Thessaloniki (2000) – In Greek
A. Sendra, K.C. Smith, ”Microelectronic Circuits”, 9th Eds, Oxford University Press (2009)
N.A. Balabian, T.A. Bickart, “Electrical Network Theory”, J. Wiley & Sons, NY (1969)

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