RTR215 Circuit Theory

Code RTR215
Name Circuit Theory
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Faculty Department of Fundamentals of Electronics
Academic staff Jānis Semeņako, Romāns Kušņins, Mihails Pudžs
Credit points 5.0 (7.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Transient analysis of electric circuits. First order circuits. Second order circuits. State variable analysis. Discrete-time convolution. Continuous-time convolution. Convolution algebra. Laplace transforms. Transfer function. Bode plots. Two-port networks. Two-port parameters. Two-port interconnections. Introduction into electric filter analysis. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To acquaint students with the basic concepts of electric circuit transient analysis. To teach students how to analyze first order and second order circuits in time domain and in frequency domain. To develop an understanding of graphical and analytic convolution. To teach students principles of drawing Bode plots. To acquaint students with the basic two-port and electric filter analysis. To teach students how to use PSpice and MATLAB computer programs for electric circuit analysis.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to analyze first order and second order circuits using differential equations. - Home assignments, Term Paper, Defending of lab work reports, Examination.
Ability to use computer simulation tools for analyzing first and second order circuits. - Home assignments, Term Paper, Defending of lab work reports.
Ability to write state variable equations and solve them with MATLAB. - Term Paper, Examination.
Ability to determine the unit step and impulse response. - Home assignments, Term Paper, Examination
Ability to apply graphical convolution procedure. - Home assignments, Examination.
Ability to perform Laplace transform analysis. - Home assignments, Term Paper, Defending of lab work reports, Examination.
Ability to analyze Transfer Function and ability to draw Bode Plots. - Home assignments, Term Paper, Defending of lab work reports, Examination.
Ability to analyze Two-Port Circuits. - Defending of lab work reports, Examination.
Ability to provide experimental and analytical determination of series and parallel resonant circuit parameters. - Defending of lab work reports.
Course prerequisites General Physics and Calculus. Differential Equations. Complex Numbers. Complex Variable Analysis. Theoretical Foundations of Electrical Engineering. Basics of MATLAB.

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