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(Principles of Electrical Circuits in Hardware)

Course overview (covered topics and required background in mathematics)


Electric field (characteristics of static electric field, Gauss’ law, energy of the electric field, interaction with matter, characteristics of stationary electric field, theoretical background of Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws) (examples)

Magnetic field
(Energy in static and stationary magnetic field, interaction with matter, induction, self and mutual inductance, Amperee’s excitation law, Faraday’s induction law, Time varying electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell equations)


Concepts and definitions (charge and current, voltage, power and energy, circuit elements) (examples)

Basic laws
(Ohm’s Law, nodes, branches, and loops, Kirchhoff’s laws, series resistors and voltage division, parallel resistor and current division, wye-delta transformations) (examples)

Methods of analysis
(nodal analysis, mesh analysis, applications: DC transistor circuits) (examples)

Circuit theorems
(linearity property, superposition, source transformation, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, maximum power transfer) (examples)

Operational amplifiers
(ideal op amp, inverting amplifier, noninverting amplifier, summing amplifier, difference amplifier, cascaded op amp circuits) (examples)


Capacitors and inductors (capacitors, series and parallel capacitors, inductors, series and parallel inductors, applications) (examples)

Sinusoids and phasors
(sinusoids, phasors, phasor relationships for circuit elements, impedance and admittance, Kirchhoff’s laws in the frequency domain, impedance combinations) (examples)

Sinusoidal steady-state analysis
(nodal analysis, mesh analysis, superposition theorem, source transformation, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, op amp AC circuits) (examples)

AC power analysis
(instantaneous and average power, maximum average power transfer, effective or RMS value, apparent power and power factor, complex power, conservation of AC power, power factor correction) (examples)