Electrical Circuits (DC) and Digital Technology I EE3612

Learning outcome

After successfully completing the course, the candidate will have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.


The candidate can:

  • Explain Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws for analogue DC circuits
  • Explain the principles of selected analysis methods and network theorems for DC circuits
  • Describe the parameters that define magnetic circuits
  • Explain the function of basic circuits for digital systems
  • Construct simple digital systems using basic circuits
  • Explain selected methods for analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue converters


The candidate can:

  • Calculate current and voltage in analogue DC circuits
  • Perform simple calculations for magnetic circuits
  • Analyse and set up a truth table for simple digital systems

General competence

The candidate is familiar with:

  • The terminology used in electrical theory and digital technology
  • The approach for analysing analogue and digital circuits

Course Description

Analogue DC circuits:

This course provides an introduction to calculating current and voltage in parallel and series circuits with resistance, capacitance and inductance. The main topics are Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, advanced analytical methods and network theorems. In addition, an introduction will be given to calculation for magnetic circuits.

Digital circuits:

Numerical systems including conversion rules. Boolean algebra. The basic circuitry for digital systems with truth tables. Combinatorics. Limiters. Digital arithmetic - operations and circuits. Interface - A / D and D / A conversion. In addition, a brief introduction to logic circuit families.

The course also includes a laboratory component in which students will work with connecting selected analogue and digital circuits and carry out current and voltage measurements.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, exercises and laboratory exercises.

Assessment Methods

The laboratory exercises are mandatory: 80% of the exercises must be submitted and approved before students will be permitted to take the final examination.

Laboratory exercises (counts for 30% of the grade)

Written individual final examination (70% of grade). The final examination must be passed in order to gain a passing grade for the course.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Hector Harkness <Ian.HarknessSPAMFILTER@hit.no> - 28/12/2012