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Circuit Theory

03OFZOA

A.A. 2020/21

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 60
Esercitazioni in aula 40
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/31 8 C - Affini o integrative Attività formative affini o integrative
2020/21
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 classes.
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.
1. Kirchhoff equations 2. Nodal analysis 3. General properties of linear resistive circuits 4. Linear resistive 2-port elements 5. Linear dynamic circuits 6. Laplace analysis 7. ac circuits and frequency response
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 delivered in remote mode, via virtual classrooms with the support of e-learning tools. It is divided in seven chapters, composed of a set of learning units, including video clips, online explanations, as well as problems and questions assigned to students in real time and as homework. The learning of the students is monitored thru the assignments and the content of the learning units is adapted accordingly.
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: R. Perfetti, Circuiti elettrici, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2003. 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.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale facoltativa; Prova scritta su carta con videosorveglianza dei docenti; Prova scritta a risposta aperta o chiusa tramite PC con l'utilizzo della piattaforma di ateneo Exam integrata con strumenti di proctoring (Respondus);
The knowledge and the abilities gained in this course will be verified during the final examination, which is structured in a written test via the EXAMS platform, followed by a validation session, possibly including an oral test, carried out in a virtual classroom. The written test has a “closed book” format (no books and notes, calculators provided by the proctoring system), it is composed of five elemental multiple choice questions (duration 30min, up to 24 points) and circuit analysis problems with open questions (duration 1hour, up to 6 points). The written test is passed iff the grade of the multiple choice questions is at least 18/30. 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 can be imposed 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 clarity and the technical wording of the answers given by the candidate • the autonomy and promptness of the student in providing the answers
Exam: Optional oral exam; Paper-based written test with video surveillance of the teaching staff; Computer-based written test with open-ended questions or multiple-choice questions using the Exam platform and proctoring tools (Respondus);
The knowledge and the abilities gained in this course will be verified during the final examination, which is structured in a written test via the EXAMS platform, followed by a validation session, possibly including an oral test, carried out in a virtual classroom. The written test has a “closed book” format (no books and notes, calculators provided by the proctoring system), it is composed of five elemental multiple choice questions (duration 30min, up to 24 points) and circuit analysis problems with open questions (duration 1hour, up to 6 points). The written test is passed iff the grade of the multiple choice questions is at least 18/30. 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 can be imposed 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 clarity and the technical wording of the answers given by the candidate • the autonomy and promptness of the student in providing the answers
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale facoltativa; Prova scritta su carta con videosorveglianza dei docenti; Prova scritta a risposta aperta o chiusa tramite PC con l'utilizzo della piattaforma di ateneo Exam integrata con strumenti di proctoring (Respondus);
In case it is allowed, the written and the oral test may be taken in real classrooms, in the same way they are taken via the EXAMS platform and virtual classrooms.
Exam: Written test; Optional oral exam; Paper-based written test with video surveillance of the teaching staff; Computer-based written test with open-ended questions or multiple-choice questions using the Exam platform and proctoring tools (Respondus);
In case it is allowed, the written and the oral test may be taken in real classrooms, in the same way they are taken via the EXAMS platform and virtual classrooms.


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