01QVQLP, 01QVQOD

A.A. 2023/24

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic And Communications Engineering (Ingegneria Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni) - Torino

1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Fisica - Torino

Course structure

Teaching | Hours |
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Lezioni | 60 |

Esercitazioni in aula | 40 |

Teachers

Teacher | Status | SSD | h.Les | h.Ex | h.Lab | h.Tut | Years teaching |
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Maio Ivano Adolfo | Professore Ordinario | ING-IND/31 | 60 | 20 | 0 | 0 | 7 |

Teaching assistant

Context

SSD | CFU | Activities | Area context |
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ING-IND/31 | 10 | C - Affini o integrative | Attività formative affini o integrative |

2022/23

The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic laws governing lumped electrical circuits, giving suitable and general methods for their analysis. In particular, the course provides fundamental tools to analyze high-order dynamic circuits in the time and in the frequency domain. An introduction to automated circuit analysis via computer-based simulation is also provided. The theory is complemented by several practical classes.

The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic laws governing lumped electrical circuits, giving suitable and general methods for their analysis. In particular, the course provides fundamental tools to analyze high-order dynamic circuits in the time and in the frequency domain. An introduction to automated circuit analysis via computer-based simulation is also provided. The theory is complemented by several practical applications.

Knowledge of the basic laws governing electrical circuits.
Knowledge of analysis method for electrical circuits.
Knowledge of the properties of the responses of linear time-invariant circuits.
Ability to compute and explain the responses of electrical circuits.
Ability to relate the responses of circuit models to the behavior of real systems.
Ability to use a modern computer program for Computer-aided Circuit Analysis (SPICE).

Knowledge of the basic laws governing electrical circuits.
Knowledge of analysis method for electrical circuits.
Knowledge of the properties of the responses of linear time-invariant circuits.
Ability to compute and explain the responses of electrical circuits.
Ability to relate the responses of circuit models to the behavior of real systems.
Ability to use a modern computer program for Computer-aided Circuit Analysis (SPICE).

Physics: power and energy, basic electromagnetics.
Mathematics: linear algebra and matrix analysis, algebraic linear systems, first-order linear differential equations, algebra of complex numbers, partial fraction decomposition of rational functions.

Physics: power and energy, basic electromagnetics.
Mathematics: linear algebra and matrix analysis, first-order linear differential equations, algebra of complex numbers, partial fraction decomposition of rational functions.

The course is structured in a “core” part (8 credits) and an “advanced/applications” part (2 credits). The “core” part is common to all the students attending the course. The “advanced/applications” part is only for students enrolled in the Electronic and Communications Engineering and Physics Engineering (not required for Computer Engineering students).
1. Core part (8 credits)
Kirchhoff equations, nodal analysis, general properties of linear resistive circuits, linear resistive 2-port elements, linear dynamic circuits, Laplace analysis, ac circuits and frequency response
2. Advanced/Applications part (2 credits)
Automated circuit analysis (SPICE), Resonant circuits, LTI 2-port elements, Reciprocity, Nonlinear resistive circuits, Fundamentals of switched-mode power supply, Circuit models for multi-physics problems.

Core topics:
Kirchhoff equations, nodal analysis, general properties of linear resistive circuits, linear resistive 2-port elements, linear dynamic circuits, Laplace analysis, ac circuits and frequency response.
Advanced topics and applications:
Automated circuit analysis (SPICE), Resonant circuits, LTI 2-port elements, Reciprocity, Nonlinear resistive circuits.

The course is organized into lectures and practical classes. Practical classes (approximately 40% of each credit) are aimed at applying the general circuit analysis methods presented during the lectures. During practical classes, active participation from the students is required. A few hours are dedicated to a basic introduction to computer-based circuit simulation programs (SPICE).

This course is composed of eight parts, the first seven ones covering the core topics and the last one covering the advanced topics and applications. Every part of the course is a learning unit including theory, problems, assignments and questions.
Assignments are also used to monitor the learning process.

Reference textbook:
Clayton R. Paul, Fundamentals of Electric Circuit Analysis, Wiley 2001.
Additional texts:
Charles A. Desoer and Ernest S. Kuh, Basic circuit theory. McGraw- Hill, 1969
R. Perfetti, Circuiti elettrici, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2003.
M. Biey, Spice e PSpice: introduzione all'uso, CLUT, Torino, 2001.
Lecture handout and problem files for the practical classes, as well as additional material such as examples of final tests, are available for download from the course web site. Please refer to the course web site for the most updated material and for any official communication.

Reference textbook:
Clayton R. Paul, Fundamentals of Electric Circuit Analysis, Wiley 2001.
Additional texts:
Charles A. Desoer and Ernest S. Kuh, Basic circuit theory. McGraw- Hill, 1969
R. Perfetti, Circuiti elettrici, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2003.
M. Biey, Spice e PSpice: introduzione all'uso, CLUT, Torino, 2001.
Besides the above references, all learning material used in the course is available for download from the course web page, that is also the official communication channel of the course.

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The knowledge, and the ability to apply it, will be verified during the final examination, which is structured in a written test followed by a validation session, possibly including an oral test (the written test and the validation/oral session very likely will not be held on the same day).
The written test has a “closed book” format (no books, notes, calculators allowed), it lasts two hours and is composed of multiple choice questions (up to 24 points) and a circuit analysis problem with open questions (up to 6 points). The written test is passed with at least 18/30 points.
The oral test will be based on two questions about any theoretical or practical topic presented in the course. The oral test can be requested by students with a mark of the written part larger than 23/30 or can be imposed by the examination board in case of difficulties in marking the written test of the candidate.
The basis for the final mark is provided by the score of the written test, which can be increased (or decreased) based on the possible oral test.
The grading criteria take into account:
• the correctness of the answer provided to the written problems and oral questions
• the ability to appropriately use the technical terms
• the autonomy and promptness of the student in providing the answers

Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.

The knowledge, and the ability to apply it, will be verified during the final examination, which is structured in a written test followed by a validation session, possibly including an oral test (the written test and the validation/oral session very likely will not be held on the same day).
The written test has a “closed book” format (no books, notes, calculators allowed), it lasts two hours and is composed of multiple choice questions (up to 24 points) and a circuit analysis problem with open questions (up to 6 points). The written test is passed with at least 18/30 points.
The oral test will be based on two questions about any theoretical or practical topic presented in the course. The oral test can be requested by students with a mark of the written part larger than 20/30 or it can be requested by the examination board, in case of difficulties in assessing the written test of the candidate.
The basis for the final mark is provided by the score of the written test, which can be increased (or decreased) based on the possible oral test.
The grading criteria take into account:
• the correctness of the answer provided to the written problems and oral questions
• the ability to appropriately use the technical terms
• the autonomy and promptness of the student in providing the answers

In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.

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