The main objective of this course is the analysis of physical circuits through the use of Kirchhoff’s laws and ideal circuit element models. Strong emphasis is placed on the formulation of nodal equations for linear resistive circuits as a foundation, but generalizations necessary for handling nonlinear elements are also highlighted. Consequences of linearity are emphasized through superposition and Thevenin/Norton equivalents. Transient analysis of first order circuits with unit step inputs and switched dc sources is emphasized to promote understanding of time-domain linear circuit response.


CLO: 1. Acquire knowledge related to basic concepts, network laws and theorems used to analyze linear circuits.
CLO: 2. To analyze and understand the linear circuits using the network laws and theorems.
CLO: 3. Describe the behavior of energy storing elements and their transient response analysis
CLO: 4. Analyze and understand the steady state response of resistive and reactive elements to AC excitation.


  1. Basic Electrical Concepts-Three Lectures
    • Charge, Current, Voltage, Power
    • Voltage and Current source
  2. Voltage and Current Laws-Eight Lectures
    • Ohm’s Law
    • Kirchhoff’s Current Law
    • Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law
    • Voltage Division in Series
    • Current Division in Parallel
    • Series and Parallel Sources
  3. Nodal and Mesh Analysis-Six Lectures
    • Nodal Analysis and Super Node
    • Mesh Analysis and Super Mesh
    • Comparison between Nodal and Mesh Analysis
  4. Circuit Analysis Techniques-Seven Lectures
    • Linearity and Superposition
    • Source Transformation
    • Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorem
    • Maximum Power Transfer
    • Delta-Wye Transformations
  5. Energy Storing Elements- Six Lectures
    • The Inductor
    • The Capacitor
    • Physical construction and Mathematical Model
  6. First Order Circuits (RL and RC)- Two Lectures
    • Transient Response
    • Steady State Response
    • Unit Step Response