Circuit Analysis I
Universidad del Norte
Area of Study
Taught In English
Linear Algebra and Physics of Electricity
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Specific course information
Brief description of the content of the course (catalog description):
At first, the work is based in the scientific notation and prefixes commonly used in expressions of values in a circuit. Then, it will be made a review of the concepts of electricity viewed from a physical perspective (Load, Current, Voltage, Power and Energy)
After that, students analyze the main techniques for solving DC circuits such as: Voltage and current divider and Transformation of sources, in order to learn immediately the different analysis methods of mesh and nodes for DC circuits.
Once is interiorized the main mesh and nodes analysis methods for dc circuits the next step is to study the following Theorems: Superposition, Transformation of sources, Thevenin and Norton and Maximum power transfer. At this point of the course the student will be able to understand the behavior of different types of ideal op amp when working with DC circuits.
At the end of the course the student will develop the sinusoidal steady-state analysis, through the node and mesh analysis, superposition theorem, Thevenin and Norton theorems and ac circuits with ideal operational amplifiers.
Specific goals for the course
The objective of this course is to develop an infrastructure of thought and knowledge in the thematic analysis of electrical circuits in steady state, as a basis for future knowledge in the area.
Specific outcomes of instruction
- Students will reinforce the basics of electricity, load current, voltage, power and energy, the basic laws governing electrical circuits (Ohm and Kirchhoff) and the use of system units.
- Students will know the main techniques for solving DC circuits such as: Voltage divider and current sources and Transformation.
- Students will learn the methods of analysis and mesh nodes for DC circuits.
- Students will study on DC circuits, the following theorems: Overlay, source transformation, Thevenin and Norton and Maximum power transfer.
- Students will know the behavior of the different types of ideal op amp circuits in the presence of DC.
- Students will understand concepts sinusoids, phasors, phasor relationships for circuit elements, impedance and admittance and Kirchhoff's laws in the frequency domain.
- Students will develop the sinusoidal steady-state analysis, through the node and mesh analysis, superposition theorem, Thevenin and Norton theorems and ac circuits with ideal operational amplifiers.
- Explicitly indicate which of the student outcomes listed in Criterion 3 or any other outcomes are addressed by the course.
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
- Basic concepts of electrical circuits
- Basic laws
- Methods of analysis
- Circuit theorems
- Sinusoids and phasors
- Analysis in stable condition sine
- Operational amplifiers
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