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Power System Analysis

EE-201 Linear Networks, Steady State Analysis

Textbook:   Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, Alexander and Sadiku, McGraw-Hill.
Instructor:  Dr. Hadi Saadat    

Catalog Data - Course Goal - Prereq. - Course Topics
Course Schedule
Course Policy and Examinations

Catalog Data

This course introduces the topics of steady state analysis of networks using time and frequency domain methods with linear circuit models. It includes mesh and nodal analysis, source transformations, network theorems, complex power, and resonance. The computer language SPICE will also be introduced for computer analysis of steady-state DC and AC circuits.  (Prereq: MA-137)  (4-0-4)

Prerequisites by Topics
  • Integration of algebraic and transcendental functions.
  • Linear, time-invariant, ordinary differential equations.
  • Solution of systems of linear equations using determinants.
  • Complex number theory and algebraic manipulations.

Course Goal

  • Write and solve KCL and KVL equations, and utilize voltage and current dividers in DC circuit analysis.
  • Describe the operation of the various passive circuit elements.
  • Write and solve KCL and KVL equations using phasors for the AC steady-state case.
  • Calculate average, apparent, and reactive powers for an AC circuit.
  • Simplify networks using Thevenin's and Norton's theorems.
  • Perform source transformations.
  • Use the superposition principle in circuit analysis.
  • Be adept at solving DC and AC circuits with dependent sources.
  • Use SPICE to analyze DC and AC circuits.
  • Analyze series and parallel resonant circuits.
  • Draw frequency response plots for resonant circuits.

Course Topics

  • DC network theorems and techniques (16 classes)
  • Principles of Inductance/Capacitance (4 classes)
  • AC steady-state circuit analysis techniques (8 classes)
  • AC power concepts (3 classes)
  • SPICE analysis of steady state DC and AC circuits (2 classes)
  • Resonance (4 classes)
  • Tests and quizzes (3 classes)

Course Schedule







Introduction, electric circuits, charge and current, voltage 1


Power, energy sources, Basic ideal circuit elements, independent, and dependent sources 1
  3 Chapter-1 example problems, Ohm's law 1, 2-2.2
  4 Nodes, branches, loops, Kirchhoff's laws; voltage dividers 2


1 Current dividers, meter circuits 2
  2 Bridge circuits, delta-wye conversions, chapter-2 example problems 2
  3 Node-voltage circuit analysis 3
  4 Continue 3
3  1 Mesh-current analysis 3
  2 Continue. 3
  3 Source transformation 4
  4 Thevenin's and Norton equivalent circuits. 4
 4 1 Equivalent circuits with dependent sources. 4
  2 Maximum power transfer, superposition. 4
  3 Linearity, superposition, review. chapter-4 example problems 4
  4 Test  #1 on DC circuit analysis.  
5 1 PSpice, DC circuit examples.  
  2 Inductance and its circuit behavior. 6
  3 Capacitance and its circuit behavior. 6
  4 Series/parallel inductors and capacitors, chapter-6 example problems 6
6 1 Sinusoidal sources and phasor representation 9
  2 Circuit elements in phasor-domain.  9
  3 Impedance and admittance and their combination, chapter-9 example problems  9
  4 Circuit analysis using phasors, mesh and node analyses. 10
7 1 Continue, source transformation, Thevenin's and Norton. 10
  2 Continue, PSpcie AC analysis, chapter-10 example problems 10
  3 Complex power, apparent power 11
  4 Real power, reactive power. 11
8 1 Effective (RMS) voltage and current. 11
  2 Complex power, apparent power 11
  3 Maximum power transfer, chapter-11 example problems 11
  4 Test #2, Steady state sinusoidal circuit analysis   
9 1 Introduction to frequency-selective circuits, low-pas and high-pass filters   14
  2 Parallel resonance 14
  3 Series resonance 14
10 4 Bandwidth and quality factor 14
  1 Parallel resonance with inductor losses 14
  2 Band reject filter. 14
  3 Chapter-14 example problems, frequency response using PSpice 14
  4 Review  
11   Final Examination, comprehensive  

Course Policy and Examinations:
Two 1-hour examination will be given during the course of the term at dates shown below. A two-hour, comprehensive final examination will be given during final exam week.

Problem Assignments:
Every student is expected to solve most of the drill exercises plus those end-of-chapter problems for which answers are given. See Homework Assignment, PSpice and due date.

The course grade will be based on the following:

Test 1

Friday, October 3  25%

Test 2

Friday, October 31 25%

Homework & PSpice Assignments



Thursday, November 20    (2:00-4:00) 30%

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