Course Title: 
Network Theory
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Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Network Theory' is a course offered for the B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in Electronics and Communication Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Transient Analysis: Time domain analysis of first and second order circuits - with DC Excitation - Frequency response of Series and Parallel circuits - Resonance - of actor and Bandwidth. Steady State Analysis of single phase AC circuits: Phasor representation and analysis of circuits applying network theorem; Power factor – power factor correction. Self and mutual Inductance - Coupled circuits – dot convention.

Unit 2

Combinational circuit building blocks: Multiplexers - Decoders - Encoders - Code converters - Arithmetic comparison circuits. Sequential circuit building blocks: Basic latch - Gated SR latch - Gated D latch - Master slave and edge triggered - D flipflops - T flip-flop - JK flip-flop - Registers - Counters - Reset synchronization - Other types of counters

Unit 3

Two-port Networks and Filters – Voltage and Current ratios of two port networks – Admittance – impedance- hybrid and transmission parameters of two port networks. Passive filters as two port networks - Transient response and reduction of overshoot, sensitivity. Active filters: poles and zeros, filter design. Attenuators: Image and scattering parameters, insertion loss. Various types of attenuators.


  1. Charles K Alexander, Mathew N. O. Sadiku, “Fundamentals of Electric circuits”, Tata McGrawHill, 2003.
  2. John D. Ryder, Myril Baird Reed and W. L. Everitt, “Foundation for Electric Network Theory”, Prentice Hall of India, Second Edition, 2013.


  1. M. E. Van Valkenburg, “Network Analysis”, Prentice Hall India Private Limited, Third Edition, 1999
  2. K. V. V. Murthy, M. S. Kamath, “Basic Circuit Analysis”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, 2006
  3. D. Roy Chaudhary, “Networks and Systems”, New Age International Publisher, 2003
  4. N. Balabanian, T. Bickart, “Linear Network Theory: Analysis, Properties, Design and Synthesis”, Matrix Publishers Inc., 1981.