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(ELEC166 or ELEC170(P) or ENGG150 or ENGG170) and (MATH133 or MATH136(P))
This unit develops the fundamentals in electric and electronic circuits and the laboratory investigation and reporting. The unit covers the key electric circuit elements and their models, and analysing circuits including these models. Topics include: linear electrical components; energy dissipation, energy storage and power transfer; Kirchhoff's laws; transient versus steady-state. Linear electrical components include voltage and current sources, resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Time domain vs frequency domain circuit analysis, and impedance concept is introduced, leading to ac circuit analysis and ac power concepts.
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|Laboratory sessions||23%||No||Week 13|
|In-class test 1||5%||No||14/8/2017|
|In-class test 2||5%||No||11/9/2017|
|In-class test 3||5%||No||30/10/2017|
|Final exam||50%||No||Week 14|
Due: Week 13
Practical sessions that involve testing and exploring the circuit fundamentals that we learn in the lectures. You will learn how to use meters and oscilloscopes and you will learn how proper measurements are done.
This assignment will cover chapters 1 to 5 plus 7 in Dorf and Svoboda.
This assignment will cover the complete response, chapters 8 and 9 of Dorf and Svoboda
This assignment will cover AC circuits and relates to chapters 10 and 11 of Dorf and Svoboda
This assignment will cover the frequency response of circuits, chapter 13 of Dorf and Svoboda.
Tests learning outcome 1
This test will test the complete response, learning outcome 2.
This test will test AC circuits and the frequency response. Learning outcomes 3 and 4.
Due: Week 14
This is the final exam. Time 3 hours.
The unit will comprise of 12 lectures with review material placed on iLearn.
PRIMARY TEXT: J. A. Svoboda, R. C. Dorf, “Introduction to Electric Circuits 9th edition,” Wiley, 2014 (or 8th edition)
SECONDARY TEXT: A. R. Hambley, “Electrical Engineering, Principles and Applications, International Sixth Edition,” Pearson, 2014.
Required unit materials: • The textbook J. A. Svoboda, R. C. Dorf, “Introduction to Electric Circuits 9th edition,” is the primary text. Hambley can be used to supplement the unit. • Lecture notes and worksheets for laboratory sessions (available from iLearn) • Bound logbook for all practical sessions
Technology used: Typical electronic and electrical laboratory instruments such as voltage and current sources, voltmeters, ammeters, oscilloscopes, simulation software such as MATLAB and ORCAD (PSpice) will be used.
This will be placed in iLearn.
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In 2017, ELEC270 will cover operational amplifiers, Laplace and Fourier Transforms.
We have added more problems for the students to test their skills of problem solving circuits related to the concepts developed in lectures.