Circuit Theory II

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of Circuit Theory I. Students finishing this course will understand fundamental circuit analysis techniques and concepts, including coupling elements and coupled circuits, state-space equations, Laplace transforms, natural frequencies, poles and zeros in the s-plane, concept of the network functions and its use in determining the forced response and resonance, reactance cancellation, network theorems such as Thevenin's and Norton's theorems, superposition and reciprocity, and two-ports. The course also covers introduction to graphs and their use in circuit analysis.

Course Textbook:

Desoer and Kuh, Basic Circuit Theory, McGraw-Hill, 1969.

Office Hours:

Please go to and choose a suitable time slot in the non-blocked areas on (preferably Saturday and/or Wednesday).


Homework: 10%

Midterm: 40%

Final: 50%


Midterm exam is on ?/2/93.

Final exam is on ?/?/93.


You are allowed and encouraged to work on the homework with groups of your classmates. The purpose of the homework is to practice with the material and to improve your understanding. We encourage you to learn from each other, and also to ask us when you have questions. However, the homework solutions that you hand over for grading must be written individually. Be sure that you understand the reasoning for each problem, even if you initially solved the problem with help from your classmates.

Former Exams:

Midterm Exams: 92-93 (spring),

Final Exams: 92-93 (fall)


The tool we will be using is MATLAB.