Circuit Theory

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Circuit Theory

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module contains an advanced presentation of the circuit theory needed for the analysis of electrical and
    electronic circuits. Topics to be covered include:-two-ports and their matrix descriptions-methods of circuit
    simulation as applied to linear resistive circuits (modified nodal analysis), nonlinear resistive circuits
    (Newton-Raphson) and dynamic circuits (numerical integration) -definition and properties of the Laplace
    transform and the use of the transform in circuit analysis-feedback and stability -analogue filters: transfer
    functions, scaling and transformation, approximation problem, passive and active realisations

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