ORT Braude College

ORT Braude College
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
31315 Introduction to electrical engineering
Lecturer: Dr. Eugenia Bubis
Credits: 4.0
Hours: 3 lecture, 2 tutorial
Grade Composition: 25% - mid-term exam, 10% - homework, 65% - final exam
Prerequisites: 11002 Algebra M
Course Description
The course covers analysis of basic engineering circuit.
The course topics are resistive circuits, nodal and loop analysis techniques,
capacitance and inductance, first- and second order transient circuits, AC steady-state
analysis, steady-state power analysis, magnetically coupled circuits, using of complex
Course Contents
1. Introduction. Electrical charge, current, voltage, resistance, resistors. Series and
parallel connection. Electrical power. Ideal voltage and current sources.
2. Controlled current and voltage sources. Kirchhoff’s laws. Nodal and loop analysis
3. Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems. Maximum power transfer. Superposition
4. Capacitance and inductance. Magnetic coupling. Mutual inductance.
5. First order transient circuits. Natural response .Forced response.
6. First order transient circuits with different inputs : triangle wave, saw wave,
square wave, sinusoidal and exponent functions.
7. Second order transient circuits with different inputs : triangle wave, saw wave,
square wave, sinusoidal and exponent functions.
8. Introduction to AC steady-state analysis. Phasors. Reactance. Impedance.
9. Steady-state power analysis. Maximum power transfer in AC circuits.
10. Magnetic coupling in AC circuits. Linear transformer.
11. Ideal transformer: characteristics and using. Electrical circuits with ideal
12. Resonance in AC circuits. Basic characteristics: resonant frequency, bandwidth,
quality factor.
13. Complex frequency. Network’s functions. Poles and zeroes.
14. Using of transfer functions for circuit analysis. Using of transfer functions for
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3. W. H. Hayt , Jr .,J. E. Kemmerly, Steven M. Durbin. Engineering circuit analysis.-6-th ed.
McGraw- Hill.2001
4. Raymond A. DeCarlo, Pen-Min Lin. Linear Circuit Analysis. 2- nd ed., Oxford University
5. C.R. Paul, S.A. Nasar, L.E.Unnerwehr. Introduction to Electrical Engineering.1997
6. James W. Nilsson , Susan A. Riedel. Introduction to PSPICE. Manual. Electric Circuits.4-th ed.2000
Expected Learning Outcomes
Students acquire skills to analyze electrical circuits in the next electronics and
electrical courses.
Last Update: September 25, 2012.