Introduction to Circuit Analysis
Learn the fundamentals of circuit theory for analyzing DC and AC circuits, and network theorems in this free course.Publisher: ADU
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Energy is very important to all of us. We are dependent on various forms of energy for heating, cooking, as well as mechanical work. Electrical energy needs to flow through a medium in order to be useful to our everyday lives. This course provides a comprehensive guide to understanding the basics of circuit analysis from network theorems and sources of electrical energy. The course examines different types of analysis for AC and DC as well as current sources. It begins with a discussion of sources where the voltage is not varying with time, which are known as ‘time-invariant voltage sources’ or DC sources. You will also be introduced to how a variation of voltage type distinguishes between which electrical circuits can be used in your home from those that should be used in your car. Upon successful completion of required modules, you would be able to memorize the important effects of both series and parallel circuits.
This has been specially curated for beginner and professional learners. You cannot afford to miss out on electrical circuit learning points in this free online course. You will be exposed to the relevant movements of electric current through the components of electric circuits. These include a source of potential difference or voltage, along with conductive paths and resistors. Next, you will learn about mesh analysis and node analysis in AC and DC circuits. You will also study star-delta and delta-star transformation along with the advantages of three-phase systems. Then, you will analyze the applications of Norton's theorem and Thevenin's theorem in both AC and DC circuits. You will also learn about the maximum power transfer theorem as well as other relevant terminology in network theory. Furthermore, you will learn about the value of internal resistance of the voltage and current sources.
Learn all about the different networks and flows through which electric currents move in circuits to become useful to us in our everyday lives. Professionals may use this course to form a better analysis of circuits in general together with the workings associated with them in different electronic devices. This course will enable you to improve upon your foundational knowledge of electrical technology and circuit analysis by analyzing time-invariant voltage sources, mesh/node analysis, and network theorems. It will be of interest to electricians, electrical engineering students and anyone seeking to understand the workings and theories of complex electrical circuits. Also, understand the importance and distinction between voltage and current in your learning. Electricity has, for a long time, become a part of our lives we cannot ignore. What are you waiting for? Begin your learning journey into introductory aspects of circuit analysis now!Start Course Now
DC Sources - Learning Outcomes
Ideal Voltage and Current Sources
Series Connection of DC Voltage Sources
Parallel Connection of DC Current Sources
DC Sources - Lesson Summary
Analysis of Circuits
Analysis of Circuits - Learning Outcomes
Nodal Analysis and Phases
Star and Delta Networks
Analysis of Circuits - Lesson Summary
Network Theorems - Learning Outcomes
Thevenin's Theorem – DC and AC Circuits
Norton's and Superposition Theorem
Reciprocity and Millman's Theorems
Maximum Power Transfer and Tellgen's Theorem
Network Theorems - Lesson Summary
Upon the successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Analyze the ideal voltage and current sources.
- Describe how to convert a current source to a voltage source and vice-versa.
- Outline the effects of the series connection of DC voltage sources.
- Discuss the parallel connection of DC current sources
- State the laws used in mesh and node analysis.
- Describe how to transform delta-connected networks into star-connected networks, and vice-versa.
- Outline the advantages of three-phase systems.
- Identify the elements of Thevenin's theorem in AC and DC circuits.
- Discuss the components of Norton's theorem in AC and DC circuits.
- Analyze the maximum power transfer theorem.
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