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Course Name Electric Circuits
Course Code 15EEE202
Program B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Semester 3
Credits Bengaluru / Coimbatore / Amritapuri
Year Taught 2015
Year Taught 2016
Year Taught 2017
Year Taught 2018


Unit 1

Practice of Mesh Current and Node Voltage analysis of circuits with independent and dependent sources.

Network Reduction: Source transformation; Star-Delta transformation.

Network Theorems: Thevenin and Norton’s theorems; Superposition theorem, maximum power transfer theorem, Tellegan’s theorem, Reciprocity theorem.

Introduction to Graph Theory – Definitions; Incidence matrix, Fundamental tie-set matrix, Fundamental cutest matrix, Formulation of network equations using KCL and KVL.

Unit 2

Transient Analysis: Time domain analysis of first and second order circuits – with DC Excitation – Frequency response of Series and Parallel circuits – Resonance – Q-factor and Bandwidth;

Steady State Analysis of single phase AC circuits: Phasor representation and analysis of circuits applying network theorems; Power factor – power factor correction.

Self and mutual inductance – coupled circuits – dot convention; Laplace representation of circuits; solutions using Laplace transforms.

Unit 3

Three phase Circuits: Three phase systems – balanced and unbalanced – Three phase 3-wire and 4-wire circuits – Star and Delta connected source and loads; Phasor Diagram analysis; Complex power.

Two-Port Networks: z, y, ABCD, abcd, hybrid and inverse hybrid parameters and relationships among different network parameters.

Text Books / References

  1. Alexander C K and Sadiku M N O, “Fundamentals of electric circuits”, 5th ed. New York, McGraw Hill, 2013.


  • Nahvi M and Edminister J, Schaum’s Outline of Electric Circuits, 5th ed. New York, McGraw Hill, 2011.
  • Hayt W, Kemmerly J, and Durbin S, Engineering circuit analysis, 7th ed. Boston, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2007.
  • Van Valkenburg M E, Network Analysis, 3rd ed. New Delhi, Prentice Hall-India, 2011.

‘Electric Circuits’ is a course offered in the third semester of B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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