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Module Code: MFE104TC
Module Title: Electrical Circuits
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem, Taicang
Pre-requisites: N/A
A. Develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis problems,

B. Understand the physical principles underneath the behavior of electrical circuits,

C. Master the necessary skills in analyzing DC and AC circuits using appropriate circuits analysis techniques,

D. Cultivate the ability to derive solutions for time-, frequency-, and s-domain responses for both RC and RL circuits.
Learning outcomes 
A Be familiar with the various laws and theorems in electrical circuit analysis

B Be able to perform the AC steady-state analysis and calculation of relevant power

C Understand the characteristics of operational amplifiers and are able to conduct circuit analysis for op amp circuits

D Understand the influence of capacitor and inductor in an electrical circuit

E Be familiar with the circuit analysis of RL and RC circuits in both source-free and driven conditions

F Appreciate the Laplace transform as an alternative in analyzing RC and RL circuits
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through formal lectures, tutorials, and supervised laboratory sessions.
1. Basic Components and Electric Circuits

- Units and scales

- Charge, current, voltage and power

- Voltage and current sources

- Ohm’s law

2. Voltage and Current Laws

- Nodes, paths, loops and branches

- Kirchhoff’s current law (KCL) and Kirchhoff’s voltage law (KVL)

- Single-loop circuit and single-node-pair circuit

- Resistors in both series and parallel

- Voltage and current division

3. Basic Nodal and Mesh Analysis

- Nodal analysis

- The supernode

- Mesh Analysis

- The supermesh

- Computer-aided circuit analysis

4. Handy Circuit Analysis Techniques

- Linearity and superposition

- Source transformations

- Thévenin and Norton equivalent circuits

- Maximum power transfer

- Delta-Wye conversion

5. The Operational Amplifier

- The concept of the ideal Op Amp

- Cascaded stages

- Circuits for voltage and current sources

- Practical considerations

- Comparator and the instrumentation amplifier

6. Capacitor and Inductor

- Basic concept of both capacitor and inductor

- Inductance and capacitance combinations

- Consequences of linearity

- Simple Op Amp circuits with capacitors

7. Basic RL and RC Circuits

- The source-free RL and RC circuits

- Properties of the exponential response

- Basic concept of RC and RL circuits

- The unit-step function

- Driven RL and RC circuits

- Natural and forced response

8. Sinusoidal Steady-state Analysis

- Characteristics of sine waves

- Forced responses involving sinusoidal sources

- Impedance and admittance

- Superposition, source transformations and Thévenin’s theorem

- Phasor diagrams

9. AC circuit Power Analysis

- Instantaneous power

- Average power

- Effective values of current and voltage

- Apparent power and power factor

- Complex power

10. Complex Frequency and The Laplace Transform

- Complex frequency

- Definition of the Laplace transform

- Laplace transform of simple time functions

- Inverse transform techniques

- The initial-value and final-value theorems
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    26  4    94  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Project 20.00
2 Lab 20.00
3 Final Exam 60.00

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