#### Course Description

The Fundamentals of Electric Circuits course provides the participants with an understanding of the concepts and techniques in the characterization of electrical circuits and their components. This
course introduces the participants to the basic concepts
of current, voltage, power, electromagnetism, basic
lows and theorems for the analysis of electric circuits. Pulse-response and resonance are also covered. Theory classes are supported by laboratory experiments to study, test and verify the characteristics of these basic electrical concepts

#### Course Objectives

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Understanding fundamental circuit analysis techniques

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Being familiar with circuit equivalence and modeling

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Being able to develop physical insight and intuition for problem solving

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Learning how to different simulators

#### Who Should Attend?

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Maintenance supervisors

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Novice engineers

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Plant engineers

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Electricians

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Plant mechanics

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Service technicians

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Contractors

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Energy auditors

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Layout professionals

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General audience

#### Program Schedule

#### DAY 1

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Units and notation, basic electric quantities

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Electric signals and circuits

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Kirchhoff's laws

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Circuit elements and sources

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Resistance, series and parallel combinations

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Basic resistive circuits

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Practical sources and loading

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Introduction to digital circuits simulators

#### DAY 2

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Circuit solution by inspection

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Nodal analysis

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Loop analysis

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The superposition principle

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Source transformations

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One-ports

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Circuit theorems

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Circuit theorem applications

#### DAY 3

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Power calculations (using computer programs)

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Dependent sources

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Circuit analysis with dependent sources

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The ideal transformer

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Amplifier concepts (using computer programs)

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The operational amplifier, the Op amp rule

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Summing and difference amplifiers

#### DAY 4

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Instrumentation amplifiers and I-V converters

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V-I converters, current amps (using computer programs)

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Capacitance and inductance

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Natural response

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Response to DC and AC forcing functions

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Basic RC and RL circuits

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Transients in First-Order networks

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RC circuits using Op amps (using computer programs)

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Sinusoids and phasors

#### DAY 5

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AC responses of the basic elements

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Time-domain analysis of first-order AC circuits

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Phasor algebra

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Phasor algebra applications

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AC impedance

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Frequency-domain analysis

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AC circuits using Op Amps (using computer programs)

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AC power and maximum power transfer