Electric

Topics: Alternating current, Electrical engineering, Direct current Pages: 17 (836 words) Published: September 23, 2014
Fundamentals of Electric
Circuits (EE201)
By
Dr. Eng. Omar Abdel-Gaber M. Aly
omar.aly@aun.edu.eg
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering Department
College of Engineering Al-Majmaa
Al-Majmaa University

Schedule & Instructors

Schedule:

As indicated in Students Schedule

Instructors: Dr. Omar Abdel-Gaber

(omar.aly@aun.edu.eg)
Office hours: Saturday (01:02 pm),
or by appointment.

TAs:

Eng. Mohamed AbdelRaheem
Office hours: As indicated in Students Schedule

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Recommended Texts
“Fundamentals of Electric Circuits”
Author: Charles Alexander, Matthew Sadiku, 2008

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First Midterm exam :
20
Second Midterm exam :
20
Quizzes (4 or 5 times) :
5
Class Attendances:
5
Lab and Exercises
10 Total 60
10
 Presentations:
5
 Hardware Implementations:
5
 (groups of maximum 4 Persons are allowed)

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Contents of the Course

Basic circuit elements and concepts.
Basic laws of circuit theory: Ohm's law,
Kirchoff's law.
Circuit theorems: superposition principle,
Thevenin and Norton theorems; maximum
power transfer theorem.
Techniques of circuit analysis: Nodal and
mesh analysis.
Sinusoidal sources and the concept of
phasor in circuit analysis.
Introduction to concept of active, reactive,
complex power and power factor.
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Introduction

An electric circuit is an interconnection of electrical
elements. Electric circuits range from very simple to
complicated circuits as shown. The purpose of this
course is to analyze these circuits.

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SYSTEMS OF UNITS

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POWER OF TEN NOTATION
Electrical values vary tremendously in size. In
electronic systems, for example, voltages may
range from a few millionths of a volt to several
thousand volts, while in power systems, voltages
of up to several hundred thousand are common.
To handle this large range, the power of ten
notation.
 To express a number in power of ten notation,
move the decimal point to where you want it,
then multiply the result by the power of ten
needed to restore the number to its original
value.

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EXAMPLE

247000 = 247000 =2.47 x

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10

5 4 3 2 1

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PREFIXES
Express the following in
engineering notation:
a. 10x104 volts b. 0.1x10-3 watts
c. 250x10-7 seconds
 Solution
a. 10x104 V = 100x103V
= 100 kV
b. 0.1x10-3 W = 0.1 mW
c. 250x10-7 s = 25x 10-6 s
= 25 s

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CHARGE AND CURRENT

Charge is an electrical property
of the atomic particles of which
matter consists, measured in
coulombs (C).
Electric current is the time rate
of change of charge, measured
in amperes (A).
A direct current (dc) is a current
that remains constant with time.
An alternating current (ac) is a
current that varies sinusoidally
with time.
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VOLTAGE

Voltage (or potential difference) is the energy
required to move a unit charge through an
element, measured in volts (V).

where w is energy in joules (J)

vab = - vba

Like electric current, a constant voltage is called
a dc voltage and is represented by V, whereas a
sinusoidally time-varying voltage is called an ac
voltage and is represented by v.
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POWER AND ENERGY

Power is the time rate of expending or absorbing
energy, measured...

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