20220216 (Experiments for Principles of Electric Circuits B)

Course Name: Experiments for Principles of Electric Circuits B

Course Number: 20220216

Program: Undergraduate program

Type: Required

Credits: 2

Term Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): Physics, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations Principles of Electric Circuits

Instructor(s): Yun Xu, Peijin Zhang, Lirong Kui, Hong Zhou and Chaofeng Ye


Yun Xu, Lirong Kui, Hong Zhou and Peijin Zhang, Electric Circuit Experiments and Measurement, Tsinghua University Press, 2008. (in Chinese)


Xinjie Yu, Guiping Zhu, and Wenjuan Lu, Principles of Electric Circuits, Tsinghua University Press, 2007. (in Chinese)

Anant Agarwal and Jeffrey H. Lang, Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits, Morgan Kaufmann, 2005.

James Nilson and Susan Riedel. Electric Circuits (8th Edition), Prentice Hall,2007.

Charles Alexander and Matthew Sadiku,Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (3rd Edition), McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Richard Dorf and James Svoboda. Introduction to Electric Circuits (6th Edition). John Wiley & Son, 2004.

William Hayt Jr., Jack Kemmerly, and Steven Durbin. Engineering Circuit Analysis (7th Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Course Description:

The aims of “Experiments for Principles of Electric Circuits " is to develop student’s basic skills in circuit experiment. After the completion of these experiments, the students not only verify the theoretical knowledge they have learned, but also study the measurement knowledge, measurement methods , experimental data processing, experimental mapping and common principles and use of laboratory instruments. The "Circuit theory experiment" focuses on training students’ capabilities to use experimental methods to study and application of circuit theory.


Course Objectives and Outcomes:

1. 1. These experiments not only close the basic circuit theory, but also develop the applications of basic circuit theory, which will not be out of date for A long time. [2, 3, 9, 10]

2. A large number of experiments can provide menu-based elective method for quality education. [2, 3, 5]


Course Topics:

1. Using three-port rheostat

2. The calculation and calibration of the Multimeter circuit

3. The study of independent source circuit

4. Ac circuit parameters measured

5. R, L, C series circuit amplitude frequency response and resonance phenomenon

6. Studing the RC circuit frequency  response


Course Assessment:

 Experiment work measures, 60 points.

 Exam score, 20 points.

    Research experiment score, 20 points.