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# MEng Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

## Course unit details:Circuit Analysis

Unit code EEEN10024 10 Level 1 Semester 1 Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering No

### Overview

This unit will cover the following:

• Electrical quantities and circuit variables: charge, current, voltage, resistance, power, energy and associated units.
• Basics of circuit modelling: ideal voltage and current sources, basic circuit elements, resistors, Ohm’s Law and Kirchoff’s Current and Voltage Laws.
• Circuit reduction techniques: combining resistors in series and parallel, application of voltage divider and current divider rules, source transformation.
• Circuit analysis techniques: mesh current method and node voltage method.
• Circuit theorems: Superposition, Thevenin/Norton, Maximum Power Transfer.
• Energy storage circuit elements: characteristics of inductance and capacitance.
• Transients: natural and forced responses of RL, RC and RLC circuits.
• AC circuits: sinusoidal waveforms, phase, RMS values.
• AC circuits: phasors and phasor diagrams, reactance and impedance, susceptance and admittance, Kirchoff’s laws.
• AC circuits: complex power, real and reactive power, power factor.

### Aims

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 2020/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.

The course unit aims to:

• Introduce the fundamental theorems and analysis techniques for problem-solving in electrical circuit theory.
• Provide students with the knowledge and intellectual skills necessary to model and analyse electrical and electronic systems using circuit theory.

### Learning outcomes

 On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Developed Assessed ILO 1 Apply Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Current Law and Kirchoff’s Voltage Law to electrical circuits. X X ILO 2 Simplify and analyse complex circuits using transformation and combination techniques. X X ILO 3 Apply Mesh Current and Node Voltage methods to analyse DC and AC circuits. X X ILO 4 Apply Superposition and Thevenin/Norton theorems to analyse DC and AC circuits. X X ILO 5 Explain and analyse simple transient behaviour in RLC circuits. X X ILO 6 Employ concepts of phasor and impedance to solve AC circuits and draw corresponding phasor diagrams. X X ILO 7 Calculate complex power and associated power factor in AC circuits. X X

### Teaching and learning methods

This unit is taught in the standard style with 2-hour lectures taking place every week and with two 3-hour practical lab sessions taking place during the semester.

There are 8 non-assessed online quizzes (Blackboard-based) that students are encouraged to complete as part of their revision.

There is a video lecture on the transient analysis (available on YouTube) that supports the taught material.

### Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 30%
Written exam 70%

DC Circuits

How and when is feedback provided: Online submission in Blackboard, individual performance feedback is provided once all students submit their answers.

Weighting: 6%

“Home Network” Coursework Assignment

Length: Up to 8 hours self-study

How and when is feedback provided: Online submission in Blackboard, individual performance feedback is provided once all students submit their answers.

Weighting: 8%

AC Circuits

How and when is feedback provided: Online submission in Blackboard, individual performance feedback is provided once all students submit their answers.

Weighting: 6%

Tutorial questions

Length: Weekly activity delivered as part of Personal Tutorials

How and when is feedback provided: Weekly submission to Personal Tutor, feedback provided 1 week later by Personal Tutor.

Weighting: 10%

“Electric Circuits”, James W. Nilsson and Susan Riedel.

“Introduction to Electric Circuits”, Richard C. Dorf, James A. Svoboda

### Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 20
Practical classes & workshops 6
Tutorials 4
Independent study hours
Independent study 70

### Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Ognjen Marjanovic Unit coordinator