Circuit Theory, 6 credits (TNGE37)

Kretsteori, 6 hp

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Jonte Bernhard

Director of studies or equivalent

Adriana Serban
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEN Electronics Design Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1 1 Swedish Norrköping o

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Electronics Design Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Foundation Courses in Calculus and Linear algebra

Intended learning outcomes

After completing this course students should be able to:

  • analyse electric circuits with Ohm’s law and Kirchoff’s laws
  • analyse electric circuits with branch- , mesh- and nodal analysis
  • analyse electric circuits with Thevenin’s theorem and superposition theorem
  • calculate power and energy in DC-circuits
  • analyse AC-circiuts with phasors and jw-method
  • analyse series resonance circuit and parallel resonance circuit
  • calculate power and energy in AC-circuits
  • calculate power factor correction
  • using multimeter and oscilloscope

Course content

  • DC circuits: Simple resistive circuits. General resistive networks. Network theorems.
  • AC circuits: Basic definitions. Phasor representation of sinusoidal AC waveforms. The j operator. The impedance bridge. Resonance. Power and energy. Power factor correction. Computer analysis using PSPICE.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching consists of lectures, exercises and laboratory work.


LAB1Laboratory WorkU, G1.5 credits
TEN1Written ExaminationU, 3, 4, 54.5 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Circuit Theory, advanced course


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Adriana Serban


Jonte Bernhard

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 58 h
Recommended self-study hours: 102 h

Course literature

Jonte Bernhard, Grundläggande kretsteori (kompendium)
Jonte Bernhard, Grundläggande kretsteori (kompendium)
LAB1 Laboratory Work U, G 1.5 credits
TEN1 Written Examination U, 3, 4, 5 4.5 credits

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