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Module I Circuit conceptsCircuit elements and networks, classifications; Energy sources- Dependent, independent, ideal and practical sources; Standard signals and Waveforms periodic and non periodic signals, alternating currents and voltages, Step function, Ramp function, Impulse function; complex impedance; Methods of Analysing Circuits Node analysis, Mesh analysis; Source Transformations; Circuit Theorems- Superposition, Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Reciprocity, Maximum Power Transfer; Resonance Series, Parallel, Q, Bandwidth.

Module II Transients - DC and sinusoidal response of RL, RC and RLC circuits, Initial and final conditions, Rise and decay of current, Time constant; Laplace Transforms Laplace transform of important Network functions; Application of Laplace Transforms in circuit analysis circuit elements in S domain, Transient analysis of RL, RC, and RLC networks with impulse, step, exponential, pulse and sinusoidal inputs, Transfer function and Impulse function in circuit analysis; S domain analysis - complex frequency, transform impedance, Significance of poles and zeros, Restriction of poles and zeros in driving point and transfer functions, Ruth-Hurwitz criteria for stability of Network functions.

Module III Characterization of two port networks using different parameters Z, Y, Hybrid and Transmission parameters; Interconnections of two port Networks – Cascade, Series and Parallel, T and π representation of two port Networks; Passive filters Filter fundamentals, Classification of Filters, Characteristic impedance, Transfer function, frequency response; Design of Constant K - Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass & Band Reject Filters - T and ; Design of m derived Low Pass and High Pass filters - T and ; Attenuators – T and π; Equalizers – Series and shunt.

Module IV Realizability and Synthesis of passive networks causality, stability, Hurwitz polynomial, Positive real functions, driving point immitance; Basic Philosophy of synthesis- removal of a pole at infinity, removal of a pole at origin, removal of conjugate poles, removal of a constant, Impedance and admittance functions, Foster’s method, Cauer method.



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Type of Questions for University Examination

Q1. Eight short answer questions of 5 marks each with two questions from each of the four modules.

Q2 to Q5

: Two questions A & B of 15 marks from each module with option to answer either A or B.