


Politecnico di Torino  
Academic Year 2007/08  
02AJOCG, 02AJOCH, 02AJOCW Advanced Circuit Theory 

1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering  Vercelli Master of sciencelevel of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering  Vercelli 1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering  Vercelli 





Objectives of the course
The course is finalized to an indepth systematic presentation of the general methodologies for linear and nonlinear analysis of electrical and electronic circuits. The equations governing electrical networks are formulated via general techniques that allow both the introduction of automatic circuit analysis techniques and the theoretical justification of the main circuit properties.

Expected skills
Formulation of general methods for circuit analysis. Indepth knowledge of most important properties of linear and nonlinear circuits. Basic understanding of the common methods for automatic analysis of circuits.

Prerequisites
Calculus, Linear Algebra. Basic circuit theory I and II, Electronic Circuit Theory.

Syllabus
General methods for circuit analysis. Graph of a circuit and its basic properties. Incidence matrix. Tableau analysis and Modified Nodal Analysis (MNA). Application to the formulation of circuit equations for linear/nonlinear, adynamic/dynamic networks, in time and frequency domain. Advanced topics on network functions and their properties. State equations. General formulation for nondegenerate circuits. General solution (linear case). Characterization of nonlinear oneports. Nonlinear circuits of first and second order. Monostable, bistable, and astable circuits. Introduction to chaotic circuits.

Laboratories and/or exercises
The theorical lectures are interleaved with group exercise sessions, in which the active participation of the students is solicited. A few lectures will be held in a computer lab for the automatic formulation and solution of circuits on a PC.

Bibliography
Main references
'h Exercise book provided by the corse instructor 'h Leon O.Chua, Charles A. Desoer, Ernest S.Kuh: Circuiti lineari e non lineari, Milano: Jackson Libri, 1990 'h Leon O.Chua, Charles A. Desoer, Ernest S.Kuh: Linear and nonlinear circuits, McGrawHill, 1987. Additional references 'h J.Vlach, K.Singhal: Computer methods for circuit analysis and design, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1983 
Revisions / Exam
The exam begins with a written test of two hours. The students can leave the test up to 15 minutes from its termination. After this deadline the test is considered to be valid. A positive score allows to access a second mandatory oral test, which will cover all course material.

