This course explains how to analyze circuits that have direct current (DC) current or voltage sources. A DC source is one that is constant. Circuits with resistors, capacitors, and inductors are covered, both analytically and experimentally. Some practical applications in sensors are demonstrated.
Module 1: Introduction This module reviews background material from physics on the basic properties of electricity and electrical circuits.
Module 2 The module describes some basic principles used in circuit analysis.
Module 3 This module demonstrates physical resistive circuits and introduces several systematic ways to solve circuit problems.
Module 4 This module introduces additional methods for analyzing circuit problems and how resistors are used in sensors.
Module 5 This module introduces capacitors and inductors, which are called "reactive" circuit elements.
Module 6 This module introduces the transient response behavior of RC and RL circuits after a switch in a circuit is changed.
Module 7 This module demonstrates useful applications of capacitors and inductors in real engineering systems and introduces the behavior of second-order reactive circuits.
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