Text Book or Lecture Notes

- C. C. Ko and B. M. Chen, Basic Circuit Analysis for Electrical Engineering, Prentice Hall Asia, Singapore, 2nd Edition, 1998.

Reference Texts

- D. E. Johnson, J. R. Johnson and J. L. Hilburn, Electric Circuits Analysis, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1992.

- S. A. Boctor, Electric Circuits Analysis, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1992.

Lectures

- Lectures will follow closely (but not 100%) the materials in the textbook.

- However, certain parts of the textbook will not be covered and examined and this will be made known during the classes.

- Attendance is essential.

- ASK any question at any time during the lecture.

Tutorials

- The tutorials will start on Week 4 of the semester. (Week 1 corresponds to the Orientation Week.)

- Although you should make an effort to attempt each question before the tutorial, it is NOT necessary to finish all the questions.

- Some of the questions are straightforward, but quite a few are difficult and meant to serve as a platform for the introduction of new concepts.

- ASK your tutor any question related to the tutorials and the course.

Examination

- The examination paper is 2-hour in duration.

- You will be provided with a list of important results. This list is given under “Summary of Important Results” in the Appendix of the textbook.

- To prepare for the examination, you may wish to attempt some of the questions in examinations held in previous years. These papers are actually the Additional Problems in the Appendix of the textbook (no solutions to these problems will be given out to the class).

- However, note that the topics covered may be slightly different and some of the questions may not be revelant. Use your own judgement to determine the questions you should attempt.

Mid-term Test

- There will be an one-hour
(actually 50 minutes) test. It will be given some time around mid-term
(most likely after the recess week). The test will consists 15% of your
final grade.

Final Grade

- Your final grade (FG)
in this course will be computed as follows:

- FG = 15% of Test Marks
(max. = 100) + 85% of Examination Marks (max. = 100)

Course Outlines

SI Units. Voltage, current, power and energy. Voltage and current sources. Resistive circuits. Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws. Nodal and mesh analysis. Ideal and practical sources. Maximum power transfer. Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent circuits. Superposition. Dependent sources. Introduction to nonlinear circuit analysis.

**2. AC Circuits**

Root mean square value.
Frequency and phase. Phasor. Capacitor and Inductor. Impedance. Power.
Power factor. Power factor improvement. Frequency response. Tune circuit.
Resonance, bandwidth and Q factor. Periodic signals.
Fourier series.

**3. Transient**

First order RL and
RC circuits. Steady state and transient responses. Time constant. Voltage
and current continuity. Second order circuit.

**4. Magnetic Circuit**

Magnetic flux and mmf.
Ampere’s law. Force between surfaces. Transformers.

**5. Electrical Measurement**

Current and voltage
measurement. Common instruments. Oscilloscope.