# EE2511

```Subject Description Form
Subject Code
EE2511
Subject Title
Circuits and Linear Systems
Credit Value
3
Level
2
Pre-requisite/
Co-requisite/
Exclusion
Nil
Objectives
1. To introduce the principles and techniques used in the analysis of circuits and
linear systems.
2. To provide the technical foundations for subsequent subjects in the areas of power
systems, drives and control.
Intended Learning
Outcomes
Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to:
Subject Synopsis/
Indicative Syllabus
Teaching/Learning
Methodology
Teaching/Learning Methodology
Laboratory Experiments:
Thevenin, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems
DC Transient in RC Circuits
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Lectures and tutorials
Laboratory exercise
Assessment
Methods in
Alignment with
Intended Learning
Outcomes
b
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Outcomes
c
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d
e
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%
weighting
1. Examination
2. Class Test
3. Laboratory
performance
4. Homework
60
28
6
Intended subject learning outcomes to be
assessed
a b c d e
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6
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Total
a. Acquire a good understanding of the principles of D.C. and A.C. systems
b. Learn new concepts in time domain and frequency domain representation in
electrical circuit analysis.
c. Be able to apply the appropriate techniques to model and solve circuit problems
systematically.
d. Be able to simulate, implement and perform tests for experimental circuits.
e. Be able to communicate and work in a team.
1. D.C. circuit analysis: Circuit components; voltage/current sources; resistors;
Kirchhoff’s laws, node voltage and mesh current analysis; superposition theorem;
Thevenin and Norton theorems, source loading and maximum power transfer.
2. Capacitors, inductors and first-order circuits: i-v characteristics of capacitors and
inductors; Equivalent capacitance and inductance for D.C. conditions; RC and RL
circuits; initial and final conditions; zero-input and zero-state response
3. Phasors and A.C. circuit analysis: Phasors and sinusoidal waveforms; impedance
and steady-state analysis; Circuit theorems with phasors; instantaneous and
average power; maximum power transfer
4. Laplace Transform: Introduction to Laplace transform as a general technique for
analysis of linear circuits; Properties of Laplace Transform; poles and zeros;
transform pairs of commonly used functions; Inverse Laplace Transform
4. Linear circuit analysis using Laplace Transform: Solutions to differential
equations for linear circuits using Laplace Transform; Transform circuits and sdomain analysis; node voltage/mesh current/superposition principle/ Thevenin and
Norton equivalent circuits in the s-domain; Exponential excitations. Frequency
response of simple networks. Bode Diagrams. Resonance phenomena.
6. Network Functions and Frequency Response: network functions of one- and
two-port networks; network functions and sinusoidal steady-state response;
Frequency response of linear circuits and network function design
Lectures and tutorials are the primary means of conveying the basic concepts and
theories of circuits and linear systems. Practical applications are given through several
experiments to supplement the concepts discussed in lectures. Laboratory preparations
are introduced to encourage extra-readings on relevant materials.
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100 %
The intended outcomes regarding the acquisition of the new concepts in circuit
designs will be assessed by the usual means of homework, test and examination while
the application of those concepts in practice will be assessed through laboratory
experiments. The team work and communication skills will also be assessed by the
laboratory experiments.
Student Study
Effort Expected
Class contact:
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Lecture/Tutorial
42 Hrs.
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Laboratory
12 Hrs.
Other student study effort:
References
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Laboratory preparation/report
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Self-study
43 Hrs.
Total student study effort
105 Hrs.
8 Hrs.
Reference books:
1. R.E. Thomas, A. J. Rosa and G. J. Toussanint, “The Analysis and Design of
Linear Circuits,” Wiley, 6th edition, 2009.
2. G. Rizzoni, Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering, 4th Edition,
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2003.
3. A. Sedra, K.C. Smith, “Microelectronic Circuits,” Oxford University Press, 2007.
4. R.C. Dorf and R.H. Bishop, Modern Control Systems, 10th Edition, Prentice-Hall,
2004
5. N.S. Nise, Control Systems Engineering, 4th Edition, Wiley, 2003
6. B.P. Lathi, Linear Systems and Signals, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press,
2005
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