|Subject Area||Computer Hardware and Architecture|
|Semester||Semester 5 – Fall|
- Transient phenomena
- 1st and second order (RL, RC, and RLC) circuits – time domain analysis
- Circuit analysis – complex frequency domain
- Oscillators and resonant circuits
- Time response analysis
- Laplace transform, transfer functions, self-resonant frequency
- Two-port circuits, dependent sources
- Operational Amplifiers
This course is fundamental and introduces students to the concepts of: (i) RC, RL, RLC circuits, (ii) oscillators and, (iii) operational amplifiers, and also to the corresponding methods of analysis.
It aims at better understanding and consolidation from the students of concepts such as transient phenomena, time response analysis, time domain analysis, Laplace transform etc. 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 resonant circuit as well as ability to demonstrate understanding of circuit’s operations.
- The ability to analyze, using appropriate methods, a resonant circuit, an oscillator, or a two port network.
- 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.