
COURSE SYLLABUS (PDF Version) COURSE RESOURCES
EEE201 Electric Circuits I 4+0+0 ECTS:5
Year / Semester 
Fall Semester 
Level of Course 
First Cycle (Undergraduate) 
Status 
Compulsory 
Department 
DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING 
Prerequisites and corequisites 
None 
Mode of Delivery 
Face to face 
Contact Hours 
14 weeks  4 hours of lectures per week 
Lecturer 
Prof. Dr. İsmail H. ALTAŞ 
CoLecturer 

Language of instruction 
English 
Professional practise (internship) 
None 
Objectives of the Course
To provide students with the ability to understand and analyse electrical circuits, to teach basic circuit elements and their properties such as resistivity, conductivity and operational behaviors. In addition, to provide the knowledge about circuit laws and network solution theorems besides the circuit responses to various input signals and switching. Teaching timedomain, sdomain and phasor analysis of electric circuits are also among the objectives of this course besides the topics resonance and Fourier analysis. Some other objectives of the course are having the students to learn single and threephase AC system properties.

Contents of the Course
Electrical charge, work, power and energy concepts, basic components and principles of electrical circuits, variables and measuring devices of circuit elements. Ohm’s and Kirchoff's laws, loop and nodal analysis. Series and parallel connections of circuit elements. Circuit networks with multiple sources. Circuit theorems: Linearity, superposition, Thevenin and Norton theorems, WyeDelta (Y∆) conversions, network response to DC, exponential and sinusoidal excitation. Switching networks, network functions and Fourier analysis. Generating singlePhase AC, Frequency, period, phase angle, time domain and phasor methods, R, L, C elements and Impedances, resonance in AC circuits, real power, reactive power and power factor, transformers and 3 Phase Systems. 
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will sufficient knowledge about: :
LO  1 : DC circuit components and electric circuit laws
LO  2 : Electric network theorems and solution methods
LO  3 : Solution of network problems by mesh and loop equations
LO  4 : Solving network problems by using computers
LO  5 : Time and frequency domain analysis of electric circuits
LO  6 : Singlephase AC system properties and network solutions
LO  7 : Threephase AC system properties and network solutions
Teaching Plan
Week 01: Electrical charge, work, power and energy concepts, variables and measuring devices of circuit elements,
Week 02: Basic components and principles of DC electrical circuits
Week 03: Ohm’s and Kirchoff's laws,
Week 04: Loop and nodal analysis.
Week 05: Series and parallel connections of circuit elements, Circuit networks with multiple sources
Week 06: Circuit theorems, Linearity and superposition
Week 07: Thevenin and Norton theorems, WyeDelta (Y∆) conversions
Week 08: Network responses to DC, exponential and sinusoidal excitation,switching networks and Fourier analysis
Week 09: Generating singlePhase AC, frequency, period, phase angle, time domain and phasor methods
Week 10: R, L, C elements and Impedances,
Week 11: Resonance in AC circuits, network functions
Week 12: Real power, reactive power and power factor.
Week 13: Singlephase transformers
Week 14: ThreePhase AC Systems, balanced threephase systems
Week 15: Final Exam
Text Book
 Ismail H. Altas, Unpublished lecture notes.
 Charles K. Alexander and Matthew N. O. Sadiku, "Fundamentals of Electric Circuits", 4th ed., 2009, The McGrawHill Companies, Inc.
 Allan H. Robbins and Wilhelm C Miller, "Circuit Analysis: Theory and Practice", 5th Ed., 984 page, Cengage Learning, 2012.
 Stalin A. Boctor, " Electric Circuit Analysis", PrenticeHall Inc., 1st Ed. 1987., 2nd Ed. 1991.
 James W. Nisson, ‘Electric Circuits’, 2nd Ed. AddisonWesley Publishing Company, 1987.
 Smith, Circuits, Devices and Systems, Wiley Books.
 H.. W. Jackson, Introduction to Electric Circuits, Prentice Hall

T. L. Floyd, Principles of Electric Circuits, Prentice Hall
Evaluation Method (To be completed) 
Method 
Week 
Date 
Duration (Hour) 
Contribution (%) 
Midterm 




Lab 




Project 




End of term exam 




Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work 
Duration
(hours pw) 
Number of weeks 
Lectures (face to face teaching) 
4 
14 
extracurricular work 
2 
10 
Preparation for the Midterm Exam 
2 
7 
Midterm exam 
2 
1 
Lab 
0 
0 
Project 
0 
0 
End of term exam 
2 
1 
Other 1 
2 
5 
Total Work Load 

104 
