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Syllabus for

Academic year
LEU470 - Electrical circuits
Elektriska kretsar
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIELL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 63117
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 125
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0104 Examination 6,0c Grading: TH   3,3c 2,7c   15 Jan 2021 pm L   09 Apr 2021 am L,  27 Aug 2021 pm L
0204 Laboratory 1,5c Grading: UG   0,7c 0,8c    

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Knowledge of mathematics corresponding to the course LMA212 Linear Algebra.  The course requires especially good knowledge in the fields of Algebra and complex arithmetic s.


Providing electrical engineers and computer engineers with general electrical engineering background they need to understand and to analyze components and systems characteristics.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

* use basic nomenclature within the electrical engineering field
* communicate about problems within the subject area and develop an awareness about electrical safety issues
* perform basic analysis of DC circuits
* do simple analysis of AC circuits in the time and frequency domain
* describe the function and uses of the most commonly used semiconductor components such as diodes, operational amplifiers and bipolar transistors
* dimension and analyze simple passive and active filters
* do measurements on simple amplifier and filter circuits
* present results from circuit simulations and measurements in a written report


Basic circuit concepts, Kirchhoff's laws, reduction of resistance networks. Ideal two terminal components, the Thévenin and Norton equivalents. Nodal analysis, superposition. Phasors, complex representation of voltage, current, impedance and admittance. Frequency response of linear systems, Bode plots. Inductor, capacitor, and their transient response. Introduction to symmetric three-phase systems. Diode as rectifier, Zener diode, bipolar transistor as a switch, opto coupler, basic OP-amp circuits. The laboratory part has practical exercises to verify theory, highlight measurement technical questions, and to give knowledge of the behaviour of components in real circuits. Circuit simulation with some SPICE based programme.


The scheduled course activities consist of lectures, problem solving sessions and laboratory experiments. The theory part includes 6 hp and laboratory course 1.5 hp


Kretsanalys, Bill Karlström, 2nd edition, Studentlitteratur

Examination including compulsory elements

The theory part is examined by written examination with grades 3, 4 and 5.
The laboratory exercises (including preparatory work and presentation of results) examine the more practical aims.
A compulsory lecture on electrical safety issues is included in the laboratory work. For the final grade you shall pass the theoretical exam and laboratory exercises.
The final grade is based on the results of the theoretical part of the written exam.
During the course is provided a voluntary written test that can give bonus points on the exam.

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