PH10003: Electric circuits
[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]
Academic Year:  2020/1 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Physics 
Credits:  3 [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] 
Notional Study Hours:  60 
Level:  Certificate (FHEQ level 4) 
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Assessment Summary:  EX 100% 
Assessment Detail:  Information regarding synoptic assessment for this unit will be published shortly. In the meantime please contact the Director of Studies or consult your programme handbook for further details. 
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Requisites: 
While taking this module you must take PH10007 AND take PH10102
You must have Alevel Physics or Chemistry (or equivalent) and Alevel Mathematics (or equivalent) to take this unit. 
Description:  Aims: The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to electronics by developing an understanding of basic concepts in dc and ac electric circuits, as relevant to laboratory work in physics. Learning Outcomes: After taking this unit the student should be able to: * use systematic analysis methods to calculate currents and voltages in passive dc circuits; * calculate the amplitude and phase of voltages and currents in ac circuits by means of phasor analysis; * analyse simple operational amplifier circuits from first principles; * qualitatively describe both transient and steadystate responses of simple LCR circuits. Skills: Numeracy T/F A, Problem Solving T/F A. Content: DC circuits ( 4 hours): Kirchoff's voltage and current laws. Ideal voltage and current sources. Analysis of simple circuits using nodal voltage technique. Impedance matching; input/output impedance, maximum power transfer. AC circuits ( 5 hours): AC voltage and current concepts (phase, rms value, amplitude, etc.). Capacitors and inductors as circuit elements. Phasors and phasor notation. Complex impedance. LCR circuits (resonance, Q factor, etc). Frequency dependence of circuits. Ideal operational amplifiers ( 1 hour): Simple applications. Transients (1 hour): Transient waveforms in simple circuits involving inductors, capacitors and resistors. 
Programme availability: 
PH10003 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Physics

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