ELECTRIC CIRCUITS I 63211 
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Semester

Teaching Methods

Credits 

3

Lecture

Rec.

Lab.

Project Work

HW


Other

Total

Credit

ECTS Credit


44 
 
 
20 
20 

16 
100 
3 
4 

Language

English 

Compulsory / Elective

Compulsory


Prerequisites

(22102)


Course Contents

Useful techniques of circuit analyses. Inductance and capacitance .Sourcefree RL and RC circuits. The application of the unitstep forcing functions. The RLC circuit. 

Course Objectives

To build an understanding of concepts and ideas related to solving electric circuits. To introduce transient analyses of electric circuits. 

Learning Outcomes and Competences

Practical perspective examples and design problems are solved. Understanding the different techniques of circuit analyses. Learning the analyses of transient condition of electric circuits. 

Textbook and /or References

Engineering circuit analysis. William H.Hayt; Jr.Jack E.Kemmekly. McGrawHill Electric circuits, James W. Nilsson. Addison Wesely publishing company.


Assessment Criteria


If any, mark as (X)

Percent (%)


Midterm Exams

X

40 

Quizzes




Homeworks

X 
10 

Projects




Term Paper




Laboratory Work




Other




Final Exam

X

50 

Instructors

Assist. Prof. Dr. Maher Khammash, maherkh@najah.edu 

Week

Subject


1 
EXPERIMENTAL LAWS AND SIMPLE CIRCUITS: Ohm's law. Kirchhof's laws. Analysis of a single loop circuit. Voltage and current division. 

2 
Useful techniques of circuit analysis: Nodal analysis. Mesh analysis. 

3 
Useful techniques of circuit analysis: Linearity and superposition, source transformations. 

4 
Useful techniques of circuit analysis: Thevenin and Norton equivalents. 

5 
MIDTERM EXAM 1 

6 
INDUCTANCE AND CAPACITANCE: Integral relationships for the inductor and the capacitor. Inductance and capacitance combinations. 

7 
SOURCE FREE RL AND RC CIRCUITS: RL circuit. Properties of the exponential response. RC circuit. 

8 
SOURCE FREE RL AND RC CIRCUITS: Tutorial problems. 

9 
THE APPLICATION OF THE UNITSTEP FORCING FUNCTION: The unit step forcing function. The natural and step response of RL circuits. Tutorial problems. 

10 
THE NATURAL AND STEP RESPONSES: RC circuits. Tutorial problems. 

11 
MIDTERM EXAM II 

12 
THE RLC CIRCUITS: The sourcefree parallel circuit The overdamped parallel RLC circuit. Critical damping. The underdamped parallel RLC circuit.Tutorial problems. 

13 
THE RLC CIRCUITS: The source free series RLC circuit. Tutorial problems. 

14 
THE RLC CIRCUITS: The complete response of the RLC circuit. Tutorial problems. 