ECE 225 - Circuit Analysis

Description:  Credit 4. Electric circuit elements; Ohms Law; Kirchhoffs laws; transient and steady-state analysis of circuits; Laplace transform methods; network theorems; laboratory.

Prerequisites:  MATH 220; and Grade of C or better in PHYS 142; and Grade of C or better in ECE 115.


  • Basic electric circuit variables and elements 
  • Kirchhoff's Laws and circuit topology (nodes, loops) 
  • AC steady state, phasors, impedances, frequency characteristics of circuits
  • Equivalent transformations of circuits (series, parallel), input impedance, voltage and current divison rules, superposition principle
  • Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems and source transformations 
  • Laplace's Transform (simplified), solution of differential equations
  • Transient analysis of circuits, impulse response 
  • Linear amplifiers and circuits with dependent sources
  • Magnetically coupled circuits, transformers and two-port circuit elements