Course Details

ELE 203 Circuit Theory I
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Section: 21
Supervisor(s):Dr. Berkan Dülek
OnlineWednesday09:00 - 12:45

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
CIRCUIT THEORY I ELE203 3rd Semester 4 0 4 6
Prerequisite(s)ELE110 Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE271 MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveThe course aims at teaching the mathematical modelling and analysis of circuits with a time varying response, and also the power analysis in such circuits. 
Learning outcomes
  1. L.O.1. Know the operation of operational amplifier, mathematically model and analyse circuits with operational amplifiers,
  2. L.O.2. Model and analyse dynamical circuits with capacitors and inductors by using differential equations, and perform power analysis in such circuits,
  3. L.O.3. Predict the form of the response of a differential equation and solve that equation depending on his prior knowledge and also the mathematical content given during the course,
  4. L.O.4. Apply the concepts and analysis techniques he learnt in this course to other courses and also to systems encountered in practice.
Course Content1. Revision of circuit analysis tehcniques,
2. Topological techniques in circuit analysis,
3. Operational Amlifiers,
4. Capacitance, inductance and mutual inductance,
5. Response of first order RL and RC circuits,
6. Natural and step responses of RLC circuits,
7. Sinusoidal Steady State analysis,
8. Sinusoidal Steady State power analysis,
9. Balanced three phase circuits. 
ReferencesNilsson and Riedel, Electric Circuits, 9. baskı, Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2011
L.O. Chua, C.A. Desoer and E.S. Kuh, Linear and Nonlinear Circuits, McGraw Hill, 1987
C.A. Desoer and E.S. Kuh, Basic Circuit Theory, McGraw Hill, 1969
R.Dorf and J.A. Svoboda, Introduction to Electric Circuits, 3rd Ed., John Wiley, 1996
W.H. Hayt and J.E. Kimmerly, Engineering Circuit Analysis, 5th Ed., Mc.Graw Hill, 1993
D.E. Scott, An Introduction to Circuit Analysis: A System Approach, McGraw Hill, 1987
R.E. Scott and M.W. Essigman, Linear Circuits, Addison Wesley

Course outline weekly

Week 1Revision of circuit analysis techniques
Week 2Topological techniques in circuit analysis
Week 3Operational amplifiers
Week 4Capacitance, inductance and mutual inductance
Week 5Response of first order RL and RC circuits
Week 6Response of first order RL and RC circuits
Week 7Natural and step responses of RLC circuits
Week 8Natural and step responses of RLC circuits
Week 9Midterm exam
Week 10Sinusoidal Steady State analysis
Week 11Sinusoidal Steady State analysis
Week 12Sinusoidal Steady State power analysis
Week 13Sinusoidal Steady State power analysis
Week 14Balanced three phase circuits
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes250
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes150

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 4 56
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)13565
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)21734
Final Exam (Study duration) 12525
Total Workload3051180

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.     X
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.     X
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results. X   
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member. X    
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology. X   
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.X    
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.X    
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.   X 
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.X    
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.X    
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.X    

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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