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Foundations of Circuits and Electronics

This course covers the fundamentals of DC and AC circuit analysis starting with the definition of voltage, current, resistance, power, and energy. Linearity and superposition, together with Kirchhoff's laws, are applied to analysis of circuits having series, parallel, and other combinations of circuit elements. Thevenin and maximum power transfer theorems are proved and applied. The complex plane and complex algebra are introduced along with the concepts of complex exponential functions, Phasors, complex impedances and admittances. Semiconductor diodes and diode circuits, including rectifying and clamping circuits as well as Zener diode-based voltage regulation, are introduced. Ideal operational amplifier circuits in non-inverting and inverting configurations and the design of analog integrated circuits using op amps are covered. Other topics include: transfer functions and frequency responses of RLC circuits, analog filter design, basic MOSFET current-voltage characteristics, DC and AC analysis of transistor circuits, and the design of single stage amplifiers.

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