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Basic Circuit Theory, Short Course

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It is a classic basic engineering course, common to different engineering course degrees, and regards at basic level the electric circuits, with nods to the main engineering applications. Despite this, it provides references to the main electromagnetic phenomena.
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The course will provide students with the classical methodologies for the analysis of linear electrical networks: a) continous steady-state b) sinusoidal steady-state, c) dynamics. The description of the circuit model with its property and the presentation of the main methods of analysis are proposed to be targets of such training and communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Italian
    • Arabic
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Lesson n. 1: Circuit Variables
  • Lesson n. 2: Circuit Analysis
  • Lesson n. 3: Kirchhoff s Current and Voltage Laws
  • Lesson n. 4: Resistive Circuits
  • Lesson n. 5: Simultaneous Equations
  • Lesson n. 6: Node-Voltage Tecnique
  • Lesson n. 7: Node-Voltage Method
  • Lesson n. 8: Mesh Current Analysis
  • Lesson n. 9 : Source Transformation Theorem
  • Lesson n. 10: Thevenin s and Norton s Theorems
  • Lesson n. 11: Thevenin Equivalent and Maximum Power Transfer
  • Lesson n. 12: Millman s and Superposition Theorems
  • Lesson n. 13: Indipendence of Equations
  • Lesson n. 14: Link Current Method
  • Lesson n. 15: Energy Storage Elements
  • Lesson n. 16: Transient Analysis
  • Lesson n. 17: Natural and Step Responses of RL and RC Circuits
  • Lesson n. 18: The Step Responses of RC Circuits
  • Lesson n. 19: Sinusoidal Source and Sinusoidal Response
  • Lesson n. 20: The Phasor and V-I Relationships for Circuit Elements
  • Lesson n. 21: Techniques of Circuit Analysis
  • Lesson n. 22: Techniques of Circuit Analysis - part II


  • Prof. Luciano De Menna
  • Prof. Kamel Al Tallaq
  • Prof. Faysal Y. Al-Abbas

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Tuition Fee

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