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48530 Circuit Analysis

Requisite(s): 48520 Electronics and Circuits AND 48521 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Recommended studies:

students are assumed to have knowledge of basic electrical circuits and devices and basic circuit analysis skills

Fields of practice: Electrical Engineering program



In this subject students are assumed to have knowledge of basic devices such as ideal and real voltage and current sources and loads; resistors; capacitors, inductors and coupled coils; diodes and operational amplifiers, and basic circuit analysis skills such as Kirchhoff's current and voltage laws, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems, mesh and nodal analysis, symmetry, circuit transformation and superposition. Using this understanding as a starting point, the subject introduces the basic theoretical models that underpin signals and system analysis. Topics covered are sinusoidal steady-state analysis using phasor technique, Laplace transforms; solution of ODEs using Laplace transforms; power in AC circuits, electrical distribution networks and devices, multiphase systems; transfer (network) functions, poles and zeros, s-plane analysis, Bode plots; first- and second-order systems; response to periodic and non-periodic inputs, time domain solution, frequency domain solution; and arbitrary systems analysis, response to an arbitrary input using convolution; frequency selective circuits; Fourier series, the Fourier transform; two-port circuits. Students use experimental design and testing, MATLAB and analytical modelling to investigate real-world devices. Comparison of experimental results and model predictions is emphasised in the laboratory sessions.

Typical availability

Autumn semester, City campus
Spring semester, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Fee information

  • 2015 contribution for commencing Commonwealth-supported students: $1096 (Note: Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 should consult the Fees Calculator by Subject for relevant student contribution charges for Commonwealth-supported students. Not all students are eligible for Commonwealth-supported places.)
  • Fees for postgraduate domestic fee-paying students and international students are charged according to the course they are enrolled in. Students should refer to the Domestic Fees Search: Postgraduate and Research or International Fees Search.
  • Subject EFTSL: 0.125

Access conditions

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