16.201 Circuit Theory I

Circuit Theory I

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3159
Status Active

Terminal characteristics of ideal elements, active and passive. Ohm's law and Kirchoff's laws. Introduction to network topology, independent variable, loop and nodal analysis with matrix methods. Definition and consequences of linearity. Superposition theorem. Concept of excitation and response. Passive equivalent circuits. Thevenin's and Norton's theorems. Ideal inductance and capacitance, volt-ampere characteristics, energy relations, graphical differentiation and integration. First order transients; initial conditions, natural response, and natural frequencies. Network response to unit step function and unit impulse. Second order transients: RLC circuits, natural frequencies and the complex-frequency s-plane. Pre-Requisite: 92.132 Calculus II with a grade of 'C' or better. Co-Requisite: 16.207 or 16.212 Basic EE Lab

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 92.132 Calculus II; Co-Req: 16.207 Basic EE Lab I.