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Syllabus of Anna University Chennai Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology (BE/BTech) - R2008/Affiliated Institutions Common Syllabus - EE2101 Electric Circuit Analysis


(Common to B.E. EEE, EIE & ICE)

L:T:P:M = 3:0:0:100


To expose basic circuit concepts, circuit modelling and methods of circuit analysis in time domain and frequency domain for solving simple and multi dimensional circuits including coupled circuits and three phase circuits.


To understand the concept of circuit elements, lumped circuits, waveforms, circuit laws and network reduction.

To analyse the transient response of series and parallel A.C. circuits and to solve problems in time domain using Laplace Transform.

To understand the concept of active, reactive and apparent powers, power factor and resonance in series and parallel circuits.

To solve the electrical network using mesh and nodal analysis by applying network theorems.

To know the basic concepts of coupled circuits, three phase loads and power measurement.

Unit 1. Basic Circuit Concepts 15

Lumped circuits: Circuit elements, ideal sources (independent and dependent), linear passive parameters R, L and C; V-I relationship of circuit elements; sinusoidal voltage and current, RMS value, form factor; Kirchoff’s Laws; analysis of series and parallel circuits: Network reduction; voltage and current division, source transformation, star/delta transformation.

Unit 2. Transient Analysis Of First & Second Order Circuits 20

Source free response of RL and RC circuits; forced (step) response of RL and RC circuits; source free response of RLC series circuit; forced (step) response of RLC series circuit; forced response of RL, RC and RLC series circuit to sinusoidal excitation; time constant and natural frequency of oscillation of circuits. Laplace Transform application to the solution of RL, RC & RLC circuits: Initial and final value theorems and applications, concept of complex frequency, driving point and transfer impedance, poles and zeros of network function.

Unit 3. Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis 20

Concept of phasor and complex impedance / admittance; analysis of simple series and parallel circuits: Active power, reactive power, apparent power (volt ampere), power factor and energy associated with these circuits; concept of complex power; phasor diagram, impedance triangle and power triangle associated with these circuits. Resonance in series and parallel circuits: Q factor, half-power frequencies and bandwidth of resonant circuits.

Unit 4. Multi Dimensional Circuit Analysis & Network Theorems 20

Node voltage analysis of multi node circuit with current sources, rules for constructing nodal admittance matrix [Y] for solving matrix equation [Y] V=I; Mesh-current analysis of multi node circuits with voltage sources, rules for constructing mesh impedance matrix[Z] for solving matrix equation [Z]I=V. Super position theorem, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, Reciprocity theorem, maximum power transfer theorem for variable resistance load, variable impedance load and variable resistance and fixed reactance load.

Unit 5. Coupled Circuits And Three Phase Circuits 15

Coupled circuits: mutual inductance, coefficient of coupling, dot convention; analysis of simple coupled circuits. Three phase circuits: three phase balanced / unbalanced voltage sources, symmetrical components, analysis of three phase 3-wire and 4-wire circuits with star and delta connected loads (balanced & unbalanced), phasor diagram of voltages & currents, power and power factor measurements in three phase circuits.

L = 90 Total = 90 Periods

Text Books

1.William H.Hayt Jr, Jack E.Kemmerly, and Steven M.Durbin, ‘Engineering Circuit Analysis’, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co Ltd, New Delhi, 2002.

2.Joseph A.Edminister, Mahmood Nahvi, ‘Electric Circuits’, Schaum’s Series, Tata McGraw Hill publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi 2001.

Reference Books

1.R.C. Dorf, ‘Introduction to Electric Circuits’, John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York, Second Edition, 2003.

2.Charles K.Alexander, Mathew N.O. Sadiku, ‘Fundamentals of Electric Circuit’, McGraw Hill, N.Y, 2003.

3.S.R. Paranjothi, ‘Electric Circuit Analysis’ New Age International Publishers, Second Edition, 2001.

4.James W.Nilsson and Susan.A. Riedel Electric Circuits, Eighth Edition, Pearson / Prentice Hall, 2005.

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