Electrical circuits are everywhere, from tiny ones in integrated circuits in mobile phones and music players, to giant ones that carry power to our homes. This course deals with analysis techniques that can be applied to all such circuits. We will first discuss electrical quantities-voltage and current-relevant to such circuits and learn about basic elements(R, L, C, controlled sources) and their properties. We will then move on to general analysis techniques that can be applied to arbitrary circuits. These will be first carried out for resistive circuits which obey algebraic equations and then extended to circuits with energy storage elements(C, L) which obey differential equations. Along the way, we will also discuss the rudiments of negative feedback circuit using the opamp. After taking this course, one should be able to analyze any linear circuit.
Nagendra Krishnapura is an associate professor in the VLSI group of the department of Electrical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He works in the area of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and signal processing.He graduated with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York in Oct. 2000. He obtained his B. Tech. degree in electronics and communications engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1996. Between 2000 and 2005, he worked as a senior design engineer at Celight, Inc. and Multilink(later Vitesse Semiconductor) where he designed integrated circuits for high speed communications. From 2003 to 2005, he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor and taught courses on Analog Circuit Design at Columbia University.