Theory of Electric Circuits


To know
To know basic electric circuit elements
Mesh and node analysis methods applied to circuits with or without dependent sources.
Superposition, thevenin and Norton Theorems
Perform transient analysis of reactive circuits
Analyse reactive circuits under sinusoidal sources
To do
How to analyse circuits ( with dependent sources)
Simply circuits by associating elements or through the aplication of Thevenin or Norton Theorems
How to Perform transient analysis of reactive circuits
Analyse reactive circuits under sinusoidal sources
Use LTspice simulator for verification of results obtained with previously presented analysis methods
SoftSkills Expertise in choosing the best analysis method to be applied to the circuit under analysis
To be critical with the results obtained through hand analysis against simulation results
Expertise in Report eleboration, containing preparation work, simulation results and conclusions.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Helena Silva Fino


Weekly - 5

Total - 70

Teaching language



Basic Differential and Integral Calculus


1.Fundamentals of Electric Circuits- Charles K. Alexander

Teaching method

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Evaluation method

A minimal final grade of 47.5% is mandatory in this course. This final grade is the result of a theoric evaluation (2 tests ( 30% and 30%) and 2 quizzes ( )) , or final exam, and 20% form  Lab evaluation ( 2 reports).

Students are required to have a minimum of 66.666% of class attendance to be admitted to the final exam.  A minimal classification of 40% is mandatory for the 2nd test A minimal final theoric grade of 47.5% is mandatory. 

Subject matter

Basic Concepts- Electrical variables and electrical network elements. Electrical units. Kirchhoff laws, Energy and Power

- Mesh and Node analysis methods applied to networks with/without dependent sources. Telengen Theorem. Superposition theorem, applied to circuits with/without dependent sources.

Equivalent circuits to elements connected in series and in parallel. Thevenin and Norton Theorems applied to circuits with/without dependent sources.

Reactive circuits - transient analysis (1st and 2nd order circuits). Sinusoidal steady state analysis- (1st and 2nd order circuits).

Three-Phase Circuits


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