Electric Circuits

Recommended Books

  1. “Fundamentals of Electric Circuits” 5th Edition Charles K. Alexander & Matthew N. O. Sadiku
  2. Principles of Electric Circuits: Conventional Current Version” 8th Edition Thomas L. Floyd
  3. “Engineering Circuit Analysis” 7th Edition William H. Hayt & Jack E. Kemmerly

Course Description

To introduce basic electrical engineering concepts and to acquaint students with the knowledge and the tools to analyze linear electric circuits. The main objective of this course is the analysis of physical circuits through the use of Kirchhoff's laws and ideal circuit element models. Strong emphasis is placed on the formulation of nodal and mesh equations for linear resistive circuits as a foundation. Consequences of linearity are emphasized through superposition and Thevenin/Norton equivalents. Transient analysis of first order circuits with unit step inputs and switched dc sources is emphasized to promote understanding of time-domain linear circuit response.

Course Learning Outcome


Summarize the knowledge related to basic concepts, network laws and theorems used to analyze linear circuits. (C2)


Execute linear circuits using the network laws and theorems. (C3)

CLO 3 Identify the behavior of energy storing elements and their transient response analysis. (C1)


Reproduce circuit theorems in hardware lab. (P2)

CLO -PLO Mapping

Course Code CLOs/ PLOs PLO1 PLO2 PLO3 PLO4 PLO5 PLO6 PLO7 PLO8 PLO9 PLO 10 PLO 11 PLO 12
EE-142 CLO1   X                      
CLO2     X                    
CLO3     X                    
CLO4            X              

Program Learning Outcomes

PLO1: Engineering Knowledge

PLO2: Problem Analysis 

PLO3: Design/Development of Solutions

PLO4: Investigation

PLO5: Modern Tool Usage 

PLO6: The Engineer and Society

PLO7: Environment and Sustainability

PLO8: Ethics

PLO9: Individual and Team Work

PLO10: Communication

PLO11: Project Management

PLO12: Lifelong Learning