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Electrical Circuits 1

  • Course Code :
    EPR 261
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

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Area of Study :

The Main Goals of this course are:  Develop students’ knowledge about the fundamentals of electrical circuits.  Train students to know the main components used of electrical circuits.  Train students to analyze DC/AC electrical circuits.

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Electrical Circuits 1

Analysis of resistive circuits by simplifications (source transformations, combination of elements, star/delta and delta /star transformations, node and loop analysis), Sinusoidal steady state analysis, Phasor diagram representation,Network theorems (superposition, Thevenin, Norton, compensation and maximum power transfer), Analysis of circuits with AC excitation in the time domain, Analysis of AC circuits in the frequency domain using complex number algebra, Application of network theorems on alternating current circuits, Electric power, Complex power calculations and power factor, Circuits with nonlinear resistances, Analysis of electrical circuits with non-sinusoidal alternating currents, Higher order harmonics.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Demonstrate functions of components and concepts electrical circuits including Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff’s Laws, resistance and source combinations, and voltage and current division
2- Illustrate solving techniques of electrical circuits including nodal and mesh analysis and source transformation
3- Describe theorems for solving electrical circuits including superposition, and Thévenin’s theorem
4- Illustrate the characteristics of inductance and capacitance
5- Define the impedance, admittance, and phasors for solving AC electric circuits

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Apply different techniques and theorems for solving electric circuits
2- Choose among different solution alternatives
3- Compare between solutions of AC and DC circuits

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

d. General and Transferable Skills:

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Basic concepts, components of Electric Circuits 10 6 4
Basic laws, and voltage and current division 10 6 4
Techniques of DC circuit analysis 10 6 4
Theorems of DC circuit analysis 10 6 4
AC sinusoidal sources, Time domain and frequency domain 10 6 4
Inductance and Capacitance, Phasor, impedance 15 9 6
Techniques and Theorems of AC circuit analysis 10 6 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem solving

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final exam 40.00
In Class Quizzes 10.00
Mid-Term exams 30.00
Performance/Attendance 20.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits Alexander Sadiku McGraw Hill

Course notes :

Course Handouts

Recommended books :

1. Text Book: C.K. Alexander and M.N.O. Sadiku, Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, McGraw Hill, 4th edition, 2009. 2. Recommended Readings: a) J. David Irwin and Robert M. Nelms, Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, Wiley, most recent edition. b) James W. Nilsson and Susan A. Riedel, Electric Circuits, Addison Wesley, most recent edition.

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