|Subject Area||Computer Hardware and Architecture|
|Semester||Semester 3 – Fall|
i. Kirchhoff’s circuit laws.
ii. Basic electrical components and circuits.
iii. Circuit theorems.
iv. Circuit topology.
v. DC and AC circuit equations.
vi. Sinusoids and Phasors.
vii. Sinusoidal steady-state analysis
Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course.
This course is fundamental and introduces students to the concepts of circuit elements, simple linear circuits, and methods of analysis.
It aims at better understanding and consolidation from the students of concepts such as circuit components, data connections, sinusoidal steady state, complex impedance and principles or methods such as laws of Kirchhoff, circuit theorems and analysis methods. Additionally, it includes a laboratory part performed on workbenches with instrumentation and breadboards. The laboratory part of the course involves performing laboratory exercises for better understanding by the students of the basic principles of linear circuits, and familiarization with instrumentation.
This module is the foundation upon which specific methodologies and circuit analysis techniques will be developed in individual courses. The main goal being the understanding of the importance of circuit’s and/or systems successful analysis in the broader context of the electrical engineering science.
By the end of the course, the student must be able to analyze and build simple electrical circuits and will have acquired the following skills:
- Knowledge of and experience in key characteristics of the design process and analysis of any kind of analog integrated circuit as well as ability to demonstrate understanding of system’s operations.
- The ability to analyze, using appropriate methods, a simple linear circuit.
- The ability to transfer the acquired knowledge and skills to a more advanced levels via problem solving, designing and developing simple linear circuits or differentiating them with respect to already known circuits.
- The ability to evaluate the results of the analysis carried out, by comparing them with those provided by the theory and often with those resulting from alternative methods.
- The skills to continue further and to more specific closely related subjects.
- Capacity for cooperation and teamwork with colleagues to materialize and evaluate through the thorough study of various types of linear circuits.