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Unit Name: Circuit Theory

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Code: UEEA1243

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Classification: Engineering Subject

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Credit Hours: 3
2.6 indicate lecture
0.2 indicate tutorial
0.2 indicate practical

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Trimester and year offered: Year 1

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Pre-requisite (if any) : None

7.

Mode of Delivery: Lectures, Tutorials dan Practicals

8.

Assessment System and Breakdown of Marks:


Test / Course Work / Laboratory Work

40%

Final Examination

60%

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Academic staff teaching unit:

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Objective of Unit:
(i)

To understand and evaluate the fundamental laws, analysis and theorems


for the analysis of DC circuits.

(ii)

To understand and evaluate the fundamental laws, analysis and theorems


for the analysis of AC circuits.

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Learning Outcome of Unit:


Upon completion of this unit, a student should be able to
(a)

Explain the basic concepts and laws for circuit analysis.

(b)

Solve AC and DC circuit problem by using circuit analysis techniques.

(c)

Apply circuit theorems on AC power analysis.

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Synopsis of unit:
This unit covers the various laws, theorems and techniques used in DC and AC
circuit analysis, the application of phasor and sinusoidal steady-state analysis,
AC power analysis.

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Topics and Contact Hours:


Contact Hours
L

Topic 1

Basic Concepts and Laws


Basic Concepts, Circuit Elements and Notation.
Ohms Law and Kirchhoff's Law

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Series and Parallel Resistor Circuits


Delta-Wye Transformation
Topic 2

Circuit Analysis

Branch Current Analysis


Mesh Analysis
Nodal Analysis
Bridge Network
Topic 3

Circuit Theorems
Superposition Theorem
Thevenins Theorems
Nortons Theorems
Maximum Power Transfer

Topic 4

Capacitors, Inductors and Mutual Inductance

Capacitors-Introduction, Step and Natural


Response, Series & parallel Combination.
Inductors- Introduction, Step and Natural Response,
Series & parallel Combination.
Mutual Inductance
Transformer
Topic 5

Phasors and Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis

10

Sinusoids
Phasors and phasor diagrams
Impedance & Admittance
Kirchhoff's Law in AC circuits
Nodal and Mesh Analysis in AC circuits
Superposition Theorem in AC circuits
Thevenins and Nortons Theorem in AC circuits
Source Transformation Theorem in AC circuits

Topic 6

AC Power Analysis
Instantaneous and Average Power Effective or
RMS Power
Apparent Power and Power Factor Complex Power
& Power Triangle Power Factor Correction
Introduction to Three Phase System

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Total Contact Hours

37

Equivalent of Lecture

37

Equivalent of Total Lecture Hours

42

Credit Hours

Main Reference:
Alexander, Charles K., & Sadiku, Matthew N.O. (2003). Fundamentals of electric circuits.
(2nd ed.). McGraw-Hill.

Additional References:
Boylestad, Robert. (2004). Essentials of circuit analysis. (1st ed.). NJ: Prentice Hall.
Dorf, Richard C., & Svoboda, James A. (2004). Introduction to electric circuits. (6th ed.).
New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Robbins, Allan H., & Miller, Wilhelm C. (2003). Circuit analysis: theory and practice, delmar
learning. (3rd ed.).
Date of previous version (FADCC approvals date): 26 October 2010
Date of Senates Approval:
Information on Practical (UEEA1243 Circuit theory)
Contact

Lab

Activity

M1

Topic: Experimental analysis of Electric Circuits using Mesh and

Hours
3

Nodal techniques.
Task: To validate the branch-current, mesh and nodal analysis
techniques through experimental measurements.
-Y
conversion
to
a Wheatstone bridge
Apply a
to test the -Y conversion equations.
Resources:

M2

Resistors,

digital multimeter,

oscilloscope

and breadboard.

DC

power supply,

Topic: Experimental analysis of Thevenin and Maximum Power

Transfer Theorems

Task: To validate Thevenins theorem through experimental


measurements and determine the ETh
and RTh. To
demonstrate that maximum power transfer to a load is defined by
the condition RL = RTh.
Resources:
Resistors,

digital multimeter,

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DC

power supply,
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oscilloscope and breadboard.

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