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Georgia Institute of Technology

Linear Circuits 1: DC Analysis

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This course explains how to analyze circuits that have direct current (DC) current or voltage sources. A DC source is one that is constant. Circuits with resistors, capacitors, and inductors are covered, both analytically and experimentally. Some practical applications in sensors are demonstrated.


  • Module 1: Introduction
    • This module reviews background material from physics on the basic properties of electricity and electrical circuits.
  • Module 2
    • The module describes some basic principles used in circuit analysis.
  • Module 3
    • This module demonstrates physical resistive circuits and introduces several systematic ways to solve circuit problems.
  • Module 4
    • This module introduces additional methods for analyzing circuit problems and how resistors are used in sensors.
  • Module 5
    • This module introduces capacitors and inductors, which are called "reactive" circuit elements.
  • Module 6
    • This module introduces the transient response behavior of RC and RL circuits after a switch in a circuit is changed.
  • Module 7
    • This module demonstrates useful applications of capacitors and inductors in real engineering systems and introduces the behavior of second-order reactive circuits.

Taught by

Dr. Bonnie H. Ferri, Dr. Joyelle Harris and Dr Mary Ann Weitnauer

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  • Uğur Kaplan

    Uğur Kaplan is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Teaching material is very good and Prof. Ferri is really good at teaching the concepts. Recitation is harder and explanations to those recitations made me sleepy to be honest. After trying to stay awake, I unfortunately had the ditch recitation part....
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