Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Electrical Circuits Engineering(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory Compulsory
Lecturer : Seiichi MIYAZAKI Professor  Shin KAJITA Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of basic electrical-circuit theory and responses of electrical circuits. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to (1)describe responses of electrical circuits with circuit equations, (2) explain steady-state and transient phenomena in electrical circuits, and (3)understand various phenomena by utilizing equivalent circuit analysis.

•Prerequisite Subjects
+ Mathematics(Linear Algebra, Calculus, Complex and Vector Analyses)
+ Electricity and Magnetism

•Course Topics
1. Electrical Quantities (Charge, Current, Electrical Potential and Power)
2. Circuit Concepts and Elements (Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance)
3. Circuit Lows(Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws)
4. Circuit Analysis Methods (Matrices, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems)
5. Waveforms and Signals for AC Circuits
6. First-Order Circuits (RC and RL Circuits)
7. Higher-Order Circuits (RLC Circuits)
8. Sinusoidal Steady-State Circuit Analysis
9. AC Power
10. Frequency Response of AC Circuits
11. Mutual Inductance and Transformers

Preparation on each of above-mentioned topics described in the textbook is requested. Homework assigned in each class should be reported no later than designated deadline.

Electric Circuits-7th Edition
Eds. by Mahmood Nahvi and Joseph A. Edminister
Schaum's Outlines Series, The McGraw-Hill Comp, Inc.

•Additional Reading
For Examples:
Electric Circuits (9th Edition) [Hardcover]
Eds. by James W. Nilsson and Susan Riedel
ISBN-10: 0136114997
ISBN-13: 978-0136114994

•Grade Assessment
Grades will be based on a midterm examination (40%),final examination (40%), and reports(20%).
A score of 60 or higher is requested to get the credit of this course.

Grade Points;
100~95:A+, 94~80:A, 79~70:B, 69~65:C, 64~60:C-, <60:F

・There are no limitations for taking this course.
・Lectures will be given face-to-face basically, but if necessary, both face-to face and remotely (on-demand via NUCT).

*In changing the lecture style, it will be announced through the NUCT website.

•Contacting Faculty
・For questions on the lectures after registration, the message function of the NUCT should be used.
・Before registration, please contact the following e-mail addresses:,


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