# EE 201: Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

**Summary:**

Introduction to DC and AC circuits. The course includes basic circuit theorems: Kirchoff voltage and current laws, series and parallel circuit, superposition principle, Thevenin and Norton theorems. Techniques of circuit analysis: Nodal and mesh analysis, Sinusoidal sources and the concept of phasors in circuit analysis.

**Text Book:**

“Introductory Circuit Analysis” By Robert L. Boylestad, 12th (or 11th or 10th) Edition, Published by Prentice Hall, 2001.

**Grading Policy:**

Mid-Term Exams: 20% + 20%

Home Works + Quizzes + Attendance 20%

Final Exam 40%

**Other resources**

• http://tuttle.merc.iastate.edu/ee201/topics.htm

• Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/learn/linear-circuits-dcanalysis

**Weekly Teaching Plan:**

Subjects | Week |

Chapter 2- Current and Voltage2.2 Current 2.3 Voltage 2.4 Fixed dc supplies Chapter 4- Ohm’s Law, Power and Energy4.1 Ohm’s law 4.3 Power |
1 |

Chapter 5- Series Circuit5.2 Series circuits 5.3 Voltage sources in series 5.4 Kirchhoff’s voltage law 5.5 Voltage divider rule 5.6 Notation Chapter 6- Parallel Circuits6.2 Parallel elements 6.3 Total conductance and resistance 6.4 Parallel networks 6.5 Kirchhoff’s current law 6.6 Current divider rule 6.7 Voltage sources in parallel 6.8 Open and short circuits |
1,2 |

Chapter 7- Series- Parallel Networks7.1 Series-Parallel networks 7.2 Descriptive Examples 7.3 Ladder networks |
3 |

Chapter 8- Methods of Analysis and Selected Topics (dc) 8.2 Current sources 8.3 Source conversions 8.4 Current sources in parallel 8.5 Current sources in series 8.7 Mesh analysis (general approach) 8.8 Mesh analysis (formatted approach) |
4 |

Chapter 8- Methods of Analysis and Selected Topics (dc)8.9 Nodal analysis (general approach) 8.10 Nodal analysis (formatted approach) 8.11 Bridge network 8.12 Star- Delta conversions |
5 |

Chapter 9- Network Theorems9.2 Superposition theorem 9.3 Thevenin’s theorem 9.4 Norton’s theorem 9.5 Maximum power transfer Theorem |
6,7 |

Chapter 13- Sinusoidal Alternating Waveforms13.2 AC Voltage Definition 13.4 General format for the sinusoidal V or I 13.5 Phase relation 13.7 Effective value Chapter 14- The basic Elements and Phasors14.3 Response of basic R, L, and C elements to a sinusoidal V or I 14.5 Average power and power factor 14.6 Complex numbers 14.7 Rectangular form 14.8 Polar form 14.9 Conversion between forms 14.10 Mathematical operations with complex numbers 14.12 Phasors |
8,9 |

Chapter 15- Series and Parallel ac Circuits15.2 Impedance and the phasor diagram 15.3 Series configuration 15.4 Voltage divider rule 15.6 Admittance and susceptance 15.7 Basic elements in parallel ac networks 15.8 Current divider rule 15.9 Equivalent circuits Chapter 16- Series-Parallel ac Networks16.1 Introduction 16.2 Illustrative example 16.3 Ladder networks |
10 |

Chapter 17- Methods of Analysis and Selected Topics (ac)17.2 Independent Versus Dependent (Controlled) Sources 17.3 Source conversions 17.4 Mesh analysis (formatted approach) 17.5 Nodal analysis (formatted approach) 17.6 Bridge networks (ac) 17.7 Star-Delta conversions |
11,12 |

Chapter 18- Network TheoremsSame theorems as in Chapter 9 |
13 |

Chapter 19- Power (ac)19.2 Resistive Circuits 19.3 Apparent Power 19.4 Inductive circuit and reactive power (Q) 19.5 Capacitive circuit 19.6 The power triangle 19.7 The total P, Q, and S 19.8 Power factor correction |
14,15 |