Jun 20, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

NST 261 - Electric Circuits Theory II


Course Description: This course is designed to explore the sinusoidal forcing function, complex numbers, phasors, sinusoidal steady-state conditions, impedance, average real power, reactive power and rms values, exponential forcing function, poles and zeros in the s-plane, concept of the system function and its use in determining the forced response and resonance, reactance cancellation and concept of s-plane vectors. The course also covers Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, superposition, reciprocity, and maximum power in the frequency domain, impedance and admittance. Introduction to matrices and their use in circuit analysis, magnetic coupling, mutual inductance, and ideal transformer. The course includes four lab sessions, which familiarize students with equipment and demonstrate the concepts in the course. 

Prerequisite(s): Completion of NST 260 Electric Circuits Theory I and MAT 292 Calculus III for Science and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MAT 298 Differential Equations
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Solve circuit problems systematically using the phasor concept and determining impedance and admittance of passive circuits.
  • Apply mesh and nodal analysis, superposition, source transformation, Thevenin and Norton’s Theorems to passive circuits.
  • Solve the average and effective values of different periodic waveforms.
  • Utilize different power concepts like the apparent and average power, power factor and complex power to circuits.
  • Solve the Bode Magnitude and Phase Plots of functions.
  • Explain the mutual inductance between coils and some basic principles of transformers.
  • Use lab instrumentation appropriately to make required measurements and analysis.

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