CSE 104 + Lab: Electrical Circuit Analysis

Offered Under: B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)

Passive electrical components. Electric circuit concepts and relationship to field theory. Kirchhoff's laws. Node and mesh analysis of resistive networks. Network theorems. Controlled sources. Transient conditions. Sources of periodic signals. Average and r.m.s. values. Circuit models of diodes and transistors. Combinational logic principles and circuits. RLC circuits; sinusoidal circuit response; mutual inductance and transformers; operational amplifiers; computer aided circuit design; state space circuit representations and time responses; homogenous and particular solutions for first and second order linear differential equations; computer aided analysis of signals and systems, including state space representations; continuous time signals, sinusoids and signal norms; convolution, impulse and step responses; phasors; AC circuits (transient and steady state responses); complex power; frequency responses of circuits and systems; three-phase circuits. 

Course Type Major
Credit Hour 4
Lecture Hour 60
Expected Outcome(s):
  • Use Kirchhoff’s laws, circuit theorems and node voltage methodology to solve simple DC as well as AC circuits.
  • Solve simple 1st order transient circuits.
  • Apply simple steady state sinusoidal analysis to circuits.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of phasors and phasor diagrams for AC circuit analysis.
  • Reflect a basic understanding of transformer operation, through analysis of transformer circuits.
  • Analyze ideal operational amplifier application circuits.
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in building basic electrical circuits and operating fundamental electrical engineering equipment.

Suggested Books:
  1. Introductory Circuit Analysis by Robert L Boylestad
  2. Principles of Electrical Engineering by V. K. Mehta, Rohit Mehta
  3. Electric Circuits by Joseph Edministern, Mahmood Nahvi

Grading Policy:

Biweekly Quiz, Biweekly Programming Assignment, One Midterm Exam, One Final Exam


Letter Grade Marks Grade Point
A 90 - 100 4.00
A- 85 - 89 3.70
B+ 80 - 84 3.30
B 75 - 79 3.00
B- 70 - 74 2.70
C+ 65 - 69 2.30
C 60 - 64 2.00
C- 55 - 59 1.70
D+ 50 - 54 1.30
D 45 - 49 1.00
F 00 - 44 0.00