# EE121 Course Outline

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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 &amp; 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
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