Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
Advanced Circuit Theory
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Grivet Talocia Stefano ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-IND/31 33 21 0 0 8
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/31 5 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Objectives of the course
The course is finalized to an in-depth 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. In-depth knowledge of most important properties of linear and nonlinear circuits. Basic understanding of the common methods for automatic analysis of circuits.
Calculus, Linear Algebra. Basic circuit theory I and II, Electronic Circuit Theory.
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 non-degenerate circuits. General solution (linear case). Characterization of non-linear one-ports. Non-linear circuits of first and second order. Mono-stable, bi-stable, and a-stable 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.
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, McGraw-Hill, 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.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2007/08

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