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Circuits and Electronics 1: Basic Circuit Analysis

 with  Chris Terman, Piotr Mitros, Gerald Sussman and Anant Agarwal
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#1 in Subjects > Engineering > Electrical Engineering

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Want to learn about circuits and electronics, but unsure where to begin? Wondering how to make computers run faster or your mobile phone battery last longer? This free circuit course taught by edX CEO and MIT Professor Anant Agarwal and colleagues is for you.

This is the first of three online Circuits & Electronics courses offered by Professor Anant Agarwal and colleagues at MIT, and is taken by all MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) majors.

Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; circuit analysis methods including KVL, KCL and the node method; independent and dependent sources; linearity, superposition, Thevenin & Norton methods; digital abstraction, combinational gates; and MOSFET switches and small signal analysis. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course.

Weekly coursework includes interactive video sequences, readings from the textbook, homework, online laboratories, and optional tutorials. The course will also have a final exam. 

This is a self-paced course, so there are no weekly deadlines. However, all assignments are due by May 16, 2017, when the course will close.

 

Student Testimonials

“Brilliant course! It's definitely the best introduction to electronics in Universe! Interesting material, clean explanations, well prepared quizzes, challenging homeworks and fun labs.” - Ilya

“6.002x will be a classic in the field of online learning. It combines Prof. Agarwal's enthusiasm for electronics and education. The online circuit design program works very well. The material is difficult. I took the knowledge from the class and built an electronic cat feeder.” - Stan.

Syllabus

Week 1: From physics to electrical engineering; lumped abstraction, KVL, KCL, intuitive simplification techniques, nodal analysis
 
Week 2: Linearity, superposition, Thevenin & Norton methods, digital abstraction, digital logic, combinational gates
 
Week 3: MOSFET switch, MOSFET switch models, nonlinear resistors, nonlinear networks
 
Week 4: Small signal analysis, small signal circuit model, dependent sources
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Provider edX
Language English
Hours 8 hours a week
Calendar 46 weeks long
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4 months ago
Ram Ramabhadran is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a great course. I will be 70 years old this week. As a physics student who took electronics nearly 45 years ago when I was trained in radiological physics. I have been at it less than a week now and I am finding this course refreshing and rejuvenating. I enjoyed the math review although it took some work aft Read More
This is a great course. I will be 70 years old this week. As a physics student who took electronics nearly 45 years ago when I was trained in radiological physics. I have been at it less than a week now and I am finding this course refreshing and rejuvenating. I enjoyed the math review although it took some work after all these years. I am finding the transition from physics thinking to the EE thinking a bit hard right now because of the sign issues in KCL and KVL, but hope to overcome it soon.

I have taken this course for a certificate and I am looking forward to finishing it ahead of the deadline.

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10 months ago
Keshav Gupta completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The material has been presented wonderfully! It has been ensured that no basic concept is unclear in the mind of the learner. You will definitely enjoy this course, as it is the best introduction to electronics. It is highly recommended that you take the 2nd and 3rd parts of this course as well. I am a high school stud Read More
The material has been presented wonderfully! It has been ensured that no basic concept is unclear in the mind of the learner. You will definitely enjoy this course, as it is the best introduction to electronics. It is highly recommended that you take the 2nd and 3rd parts of this course as well. I am a high school student; the knowledge of High School Mathematics and Physics helped me in completing the course in lesser duration with 100 % final grade.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is an excellent course to get you started in electronics. The textbook is very helpful. It gives you confidence when reviewing schematics and solving for voltages and currents. I would recommend this course to any student that wants to be an electrical engineer.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Really excellent courses, all three of them. Never banal, full of insights. It was really a pleasure to work ('cause you have to work) with such a good professor, helpful assistants and fellow students. I've learned a lot, much more than I initially expected.

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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
For any beginner who wants to know about electronics :start learning from here . This course assumes no prior experience in electronics . In fact this course is also learned by mit students so it is a good opportunity learn from this course.
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4 months ago
Abhishek Anand partially completed this course.
I don't get the deadline.t hats why I can't able to complete my course. There should be alert system min 15 days left for the course.. Please help me, Show me alternative so I can complete my course and get the Certificate.
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10 months ago
Jean Cuiller completed this course.
This is a very good lesson with a good balance between concepts, engineering point of view and practical applications.

Thank you very much for that.
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