Basic Electrical Circuits



Prof. Nagendra Krishnapura

Prof. Gajendranath

IIT Madras

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Electrical circuits are everywhere, from tiny ones in integrated circuits in mobile phones and music players, to giant ones that carry power to our homes. This course deals with analysis techniques that can be applied to all such circuits. We’ll first discuss electrical quantities-voltage and current-relevant to such circuits and learn about basic elements(R, L, C, controlled sources) and their properties. We’ll then move on to general analysis techniques that can be applied to arbitrary circuits. We’ll also discuss circuit theorems and rudiments of negative feedback circuit using the opamp. After taking this course, one should be able to analyze memoryless linear circuits.



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XII std. level algebra and calculus, electrostatics



Nagendra Krishnapura is an associate professor in the VLSI group of the department of Electrical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He works in the area of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and signal processing.

He graduated with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York in Oct. 2000. He obtained his B. Tech. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1996. Between 2000 and 2005, he worked as a senior design engineer at Celight, Inc. and Multilink(later Vitesse Semiconductor) where he designed integrated circuits for high speed communications. From 2003 to 2005, he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor and taught courses on Analog Circuit Design at Columbia University.


Dr. Gajendranath Chowdary is a faculty in the department of EE, IIT Hyderabad. He received the B.E. degree from Osmania University Hyderabad, India, in 2006.
He obtained the M.Tech and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, in 2008 and 2016 respectively. He worked as an analog circuit design engineer for mobile handsets with ST-Ericsson from 2008 to 2010 and with Aura Semiconductor during 2011, 2013, and 2016. His research interests include analog and mixed-signal circuit design for ultra-low-power applications.


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Course Details

Week 1 : Preliminaries; Current and voltage; Electrical elements and circuits; Kirchhoff’s laws,Basic elements: Voltage and current sources, R, L, C, M; Linearity of elements
Week 2 : Elements in series and parallel,Controlled sources
Week 3 : Power and energy in electrical elements, Circuit Analysis Methods
Week 4 : Nodal analysis, Extending nodal analysis with different sources
Week 5 : Mesh analysis, Circuit theorems
Week 6 : More circuit theorems, Two port parameters
Week 7 : Two port parameters continued, Reciprocity in resistive networks
Week 8 : Opamp and negative feedback, Opamps cont’d: Example circuits and additional topics
Week 9 : First Order Circuits, First Order Circuits cont’d
Week 10 : First order circuits with time-varying inputs, Sinusoidal steady state response and total response
Week 11 : Second order system-Natural response, Second order system-Cont’d
Week 12 : Direct calculation of steady state response from equivalent components, Magnitude and Phase plots; Maximum power transfer theorem


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