Electrical Circuits (AC) and Digital Technology II EE4312

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 Kirchoff’s laws for alternating current circuits
  • Explain the principles of selected analysis methods and network theorems for AC circuits
  • Describe the principles of construction of resonant circuits and first-order RC filters
  • Explain the principles of power calculation in AC circuits
  • Explain the principles of basic semiconductor circuits
  • Describe the function of operational amplifier circuits and simple transistor circuits
  • Explain the function of basic circuits for digital systems
  • Explain the function of asynchronous and synchronous counters
  • Explain the principles for constructing asynchronous and synchronous counters
  • Describe basic digital MSI circuits
  • Construct simple digital systems using basic circuits and MSI circuits


The candidate can:

  • Calculate current, voltage and power in AC circuits
  • Calculate the basic parameters for resonance and filter circuits
  • Apply basic analytical methods and theorems to AC circuits
  • Construct simple circuits consisting of semiconductor devices
  • Analyze and set up a truth table for circuits with limiters and basic components
  • Construct asynchronous and synchronous counters
  • Use methods for sequential design
  • Construct simple digital systems consisting of counters and MSI circuits in combination

General competence

The candidate is familiar with:

Terminology used in electronic and digital technology

Approaches for analysing analogue and digital circuits

Course Description

Analogue AC circuits:

This course provides an introduction to calculating currents and voltages in parallel and series-connected AC circuits with resistance, capacitance and inductance. The main topics are Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, advanced analytical methods and network theorems. The course also provides an introduction to the construction of simple semiconductor circuits, first-order RC filters and resonant circuits.

Digital circuits:

The course provides an introduction to current limiters, basic gates, counter circuits, MSI circuits and their application in the design of digital systems.

It also offers an introduction to procedures for designing sequential circuits.

The course also includes a laboratory component. Laboratory tasks consist of theoretical calculations, simulations and practical wiring and measurement of alternating current circuits in the laboratory.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, simulations, exercises and laboratory exercises.

Assessment Methods

Exercises are mandatory: 8 of 10 assignments must be submitted and approved before students will be permitted to take the final written examination.

Laboratory work (20%)

Individual written part-examination (20%)

Individual written exam (60%)

The individual written final examination must be passed in order to pass 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