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EEL121-DC Principles Course Description This course equips students with circuit design and analysis methods using different electronics components for DC implementations. Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws are covered as well as different DC network analysis methods. Credits 3 Core or Elective Core Prerequisites None Semester 2 Aims and Learning Objectives At the end of this course, students should be able to; Understand the importance of a stable power supply and be aware of the different power supply parameters for circuit applications. Be able to design and analyze simple series and parallel circuits. Understand the meaning of Ohm’s law and its applications Be understand voltage and current division in circuits and hence Kirchhoff’s laws Be able to use different Dc network analysis methods for analyze the operation of dc circuits. Course Synopsis Batteries and power systems; Series and Parallel circuits; divider circuits and Kirchhoff’s laws; Dc Network Analysis; Course Outline: Batteries and Power Systems Battery construction, Battery ratings, special purpose batteries Series and Parallel Circuits Simple series circuits, simple parallel circuits, conductance, power calculations, Ohm’s law, component failure analysis. Divider circuits and Kirchhoff’s Laws Voltage divider circuits, Kirchhoff’s voltage law (KVL), current divider circuits, Kirchhoff’s current law (KCL) DC Network Analysis Branch current method, mesh current method, node voltage method, Millman’s theorem, Superposition theorem, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem Modes of Assessment Two (2) hours Examination (60%), Tests (20%), Labs (15%), Assignments (5%) Reading (and other resources) list: Lecture notes T. L. Floyd, Electronic Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices & Applications, Prentice Hall, 8th Edition, 2009, ISBN-10: 0135072956, ISBN-13: 978-0135072950 Course Outline: Batteries and Power Systems Series and Parallel Circuits Divider circuits and Kirchhoff’s Laws DC Network Analysis Battery construction, Battery ratings, Special purpose batteries Simple series circuits, Simple parallel circuits, Conductance, power calculations, Ohm’s law, Component failure analysis. Voltage divider circuits, Kirchhoff’s voltage law (KVL), Current divider circuits, Kirchhoff’s current law (KCL) Branch current method, Mesh current method, Node voltage method, Millman’s theorem, Superposition theorem, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem