Linear Circuits

Learn the analysis of circuits including resistors, capacitors, and inductors. This course is directed towards people who are in science or engineering fields outside of the disciplines of electrical or computer engineering.

About The Course

This course is a first introduction to electrical systems. It includes the analysis of circuits including resistors, capacitors, and inductors with DC and AC sources in the time domain and in the frequency domain. Laboratory demonstrations are given to reinforce the concepts learned from the lectures and homework. The course is targeted at people with a scientific or technical background who are not electrical or computer engineers. The coverage is not as deep as a circuits course aimed at electrical engineers. There are a number of physical applications demonstrated in this course that serve to motivate this topic to a wider audience. The course is ideal for someone who wants to gain a basic understanding of electrical circuits, someone who wants to get better intuition for what they have already learned, precocious hobbyists, or for someone who is considering electrical engineering as a career.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a stand-alone course?
Yes, however, we will offer a follow-up course on Introduction to Electronics following this course. 

Recommended Background

Completed a first course in calculus, have a working knowledge of matrices and linear algebra, complex numbers, been introduced to basic circuit elements at the level commonly covered in a college physics course