Course Description

This course is a foundational course in electrical engineering programs. It covers essential knowledge about electric circuits, including circuit elements, fundamental Kirchhoff’s circuit laws, DC and AC circuits analysis, simple network theorems, transient analysis in first and second-order circuits, OP-Amp analysis techniques, frequency response, AC and DC power analysis, and applications and some practical applications. Students learn to analyze circuits, making it a crucial stepping stone for further studies in electrical engineering.


  • Introduction to Circuits
  • Basic Concept and Famous Waveform
  • Voltage and Current Laws (KVL and KCL)
  • Basic Components (R, L, C, Voltage Sources, Current Sources)
  • Simple Circuits (Series and Parallels)
  • Resistive Network Analysis:
    • Thevenin and Norton Equivalent
    • Nodal and Mesh Analysis
  • First Order Circuits (RC and RL)
  • Second Order Circuits (RLC, RC2, and RL2)
  • Operational Amplifier (Op-Amp)
  • Linear Circuits Analysis in Time Domain and Convolution Theorem
  • Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis
  • Transfer Functions and Filters
  • AC Circuit Power Analysis.


  •  Basic Circuit Theory, Ch. A. Desor and E. S. Kuh, McGraw-Hill (1966).
  • Fundamentals of Electric Circuits. C. K. Alexander and M. N. O. Sadiku, McGraw Hill (6th Ed., 2021).
  • Introduction to Electric Circuits, R. C. Dorf and J. A. Svoboda, John Wiley (9th, 2013)
  • Electric Circuits, J. W. Nilsson and S. Riedel, Pearson (12th Ed, 2022).

Lecture Videos (as taught 1400-1401-1):