Learning
Objectives
Unit
1: Modeling Electric Circuit Elements
By
the end of this unit, you will be able to:
 Define Charge, Current, Voltage, Resistance,
Ohm’s Law, the Concept of Power
and Energy, Electric Source, Electric
Circuit, Capacitance, and Inductance.
 Solve problems systematically through
discussions and applications of some important
mathematical techniques and procedures
for the modeling of common electric circuits.
Topic
1
Charge and Coulomb's Law
Learning
objectives
By
the end of this section you will be able
to:

Define charge and Coulomb’s law,
explain the force of attraction between
two charged bodies as a vector quantity
and differentiate between scalar and vector
forces.
 Mathematically
express Coulomb’s law as a force
of attraction or repulsion between two
charged bodies which is directly proportional
to the product of their charges and inversely
proportional to the square of the distance
between them.
Topic
2
Electric Current
Learning
objectives
By
the end of this section you will be able
to:

Define current and
current density and relate the three
main parameters of an electric circuit.

Distinguish
between direct current
and alternating current
and define the frequency.

Mathematically, model the flow of current
as the time rate of change of the charge.
Topic
3
Voltage
Learning
objectives
By
the end of this section you will be able
to:

Define voltage and distinguish between
voltage rise and voltage drop.

Explain
a few examples of applications at various
ranges of voltage.

Establish a convention by which we can
distinguish between energy supplied
to an element, and energy that is supplied
by the element itself.
Topic
4
Resistance
Learning
objectives
By
the end of this section you will be able
to:

Define resistance,
discuss the different types of resistance
and identify resistors through colours.

Explain
the analogy between water flowing in
a pipe and current flowing in a wire.

Mathematically, define the percent error
and the percent deviation in electrical
measurements.
Topic 5
Ohm’s Law
Learning objectives
By the end of this section you
will be able to:
 Define Ohm’s law,
describe Ohm’s law in graphical
form and explain the behavior of electric
circuits using Ohm’s law.
 Mathematically, relate the three basic
quantities, current, voltage and resistance
through the concept of function.
Topic 6
Power and Energy
Learning objectives
By the end of this section you
will be able to:
 Define the concept of power and understand
the relationship between current, voltage,
and power.
 Mathematically, relate the capacitance
to the voltagecurrent relationship through
derivative and integration.
Topic 7
Elements of Electric Circuits
Learning objectives
By the end of this section you
will be able to:
 Define electric circuit.
 Define electric source and introduce
independent and dependent voltage sources.
 Mathematically, introduce the passive
sign convention.
Topic 8
Kirchhoff’s Law
Learning objectives
By the end of this section you
will be able to:
 Explain how to apply Kirchhoff’s
Voltage Law and Kirchhoff’s Current
Law to electric circuits.
 Explain basic methods for analyzing
electric circuits.
Topic 9
Series Circuits
Learning objectives
By the end of this section you
will be able to:
 Discuss the properties of series circuits
and voltage divider.
 Follow rules to compute values of voltage,
current, and resistance for series circuits.
Topic 10
Parallel Circuits
Learning objectives
By the end of this section you
will be able to:
 Discuss the properties of parallel circuits
and current divider.
 Follow rules to find voltage, current,
and resistance for parallel circuits.
 Explain the design steps of an electric
circuit.
Topic 11
Analysis of Combination
Circuits
Learning objectives
By the end of this section you
will be able to:
 Define a combination circuit.
 Explain the procedure of circuit analysis
using series/parallel equivalents.
Topic 12
Capacitance
Learning objectives
By the end of this section you
will be able to:
 Define capacitance
and the concept of RC time constant.
 Describe the construction of a capacitor
and list the three factors that determine
the capacitance of a capacitor.
 Discuss the applications of capacitors.
 Mathematically, relate the capacitance
to the voltagecurrent relationship through
derivative and integration.
Topic 13
Inductance
Learning objectives
By the end of this section you
will be able to:
 Define inductance and the concept of
L/R constant.
 Discuss the applications of inductors.
 Mathematically, relate the inductor
to the voltage current relationship through
derivative and integration.
