Course Outline (W2020)

ELE302: Electric Networks

Instructor(s)Mohammadreza Arani [Coordinator]
Office: ENG323
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x 6109
Email: marani@ryerson.ca
Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursdays 17:00-19:00
Calendar DescriptionThis course builds on the introductory course ELE202 in electric circuit analysis. The course topics include a brief overview of circuit variables, elements, laws and theorems; mutual inductance and the ideal transformer model; 3-phase circuits; the operational amplifier as an active circuit element. Also, simple opamp circuits, the Laplace transform with applications to differential equations and electric circuits, frequency responses, Bode plots, resonant circuits, Fourier series; two port networks, and network parameters for interconnection of two-port networks; use of PSpice simulation software to solve circuit problems.
Prerequisites CHY 102, MTH 140, MTH 141, PCS 125, PCS 211, CPS 125, ELE 202, MTH 240


CorerequisitesMTH 312
Compulsory Text(s):
  1. Fundamentals of Electric Circuits by Charles Alexander and Mathew Sadiku, 6th Edition, McGraw Hill.
Reference Text(s):
  1. None
Learning Objectives (Indicators)  

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. Learns to model transients in second order electric circuits. Learns frequency response in passive circuits and learns to analyze them using core mathematical techniques. (1c)
  2. Learns various circuit analysis and design techniques including Time, Frequency, Laplace and Fourier domain analysis techniques. (2b)
  3. Conducting experiments/measurement. (5a)
  4. Interpreting and analyzing data. (5b)

NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

Course Organization

4.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
3.0 hours of lab/tutorial per week for 12 weeks

Teaching AssistantsAlice Rueda: arueda@ryerson.ca
Course Evaluation
Tutorial Quizes 15 %
Mid-Term Test 25 %
Final Exam 40 %
Lab performance 20 %
TOTAL:100 %

Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.

ExaminationsMidterm is closed book during class hours for 1.5 hours.  It covers all material taught.  It comprises of 3 to 5 theory and problem questions with subsections.
Other Evaluation InformationNone
Other InformationNone

Course Content



Chapters /

Topic, description

Week 1



Operational Amplifiers

Week 2-3



Second Order Circuits

Week 4-5



Frequency Response

Week 6-7


15 & 16

LaPlace Transforms

Week 8



Three-Phase Circuits

Week 9



Magnetically Coupled Circuits

Week 10-11



Fourier Series

Week 12



Two Port Networks

Laboratory/Tutorials/Activity Schedule





No Lab

No Lab/Tutorial


Exp 1

Experiment 1 OPAMP Circuits



Chapter 5 OPAMP


Exp 2

Experiment 2 OPAMP Linear Circuit



Chapter 8 Second Order Circuit


Exp 3

Experiment 3 Step Response of first and second order circuits



Chapter 14 Frequency Response


Exp 4

Experiment 4 Frequency Response



Chapters 15 and 16 Laplace Transforms


Exp 5

Experiment 5 Filters



Chapters 12 and 13 3 phase and Magnetically Coupled Circuits


Exp 6

Experiment 6 Mutual Inductance

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