Circuits, Signals & Systems

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Circuits, Signals & Systems

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ELEC1000 or ENGG1300

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Mathematical models of electrical components, circuits & systems. Time & frequency response. Issues in building complex systems from subsystems, including feedback. Signal theory & filter design. Theoretical investigations, substantial case studies & laboratory experiments.


    Course Introduction
    ELEC2004 introduces the concept of the frequency domain and its application to electric circuits. The frequency domain opens up a whole new way of intuitively analysing and designing electronic circuits. Understanding how circuits respond to different frequencies is the basis for understanding modern communications and signal processing, analog electronics, instrumentation and power systems. The frequency domain also explains the behaviour of circuits in the time domain, providing the basis for automatic control system design and switching electronics. The concepts learnt in this class provide the basis for the intuitive understanding of circuits, signals and systems that are the key to effective engineering analysis and design.


    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1. SECTION I
    1.1  Explain and be able to apply linear circuit theorems and circuit analysis methods such as mesh current and node voltage
    1.2  Explain operating principle of operational amplifiers and be able to build and analyse the circuits containing operational amplifiers
    1.3  To be able to evaluate and analyse the time responses of switching circuits containing a resistor, a single capacitor and/or an inductor
    1.4  Analyse the response of a resistor / inductor /capacitor circuits to an AC excitation of a single frequency
    1.5  Analyse the power in resistor / inductor /capacitor circuits excited by a single frequency of AC
    1.6  Intuitively generate the frequency response (Bode plot) of a known circuit and be able to interpret the frequency response (Bode plot) of an unknown circuit
    1.7  Build and analyse electronic circuits with resistors, capacitors and inductors

    2.1  Be able to effectively use Laplace and Fourier transforms in circuit analysis
    2.2  Understand the concept of transfer functions and be able to use them in circuit analysis
    2.3  Design circuits to generate transfer functions
    2.4  Build and verify electronic circuits to implement transfer functions
    2.5  To be able to design and implement filters


    Class Contact
    3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour

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