DC Circuit Analysis
Updated 17 May 2022
Created with R2021b. Compatible with R2021b and later releases.
This curriculum module teaches DC circuit analysis using interactive live scripts and Simscape™ models. Essential topics such as mesh analysis, RLC circuits, and op amps (among others) are discussed. The materials contain two components for each topic: an introduction and a virtual lab. The introduction explains the technique and offers opportunities to develop intuition using simulation. In the labs, students apply their knowledge to analyze circuits, take measurements, and design circuits to meet requirements. Throughout the module, virtual analogs to standard instruments are used to familiarize students with standard measurement procedures. In the penultimate module, students measure the transient responses of overdamped, underdamped, and critically damped RLC circuits using a virtual signal generator and oscilloscope.
Get started with the DC Circuit Analysis curriculum module by downloading and unzipping the repository. Then, double-click the project .prj file inside MATLAB®. From there, you can follow the landing page instructions to get started with the examples and labs.
These short videos demonstrate some of the basic techniques used to simulate and measure circuits in the module.
Note: The videos can be viewed from the GitHub repository readme.
MATLAB Onramp – a free two-hour introductory tutorial that teaches the essentials of MATLAB.
Circuit Simulation Onramp – a free two-hour introductory tutorial that teaches the basics of simulating electrical circuits in Simscape.
MATLAB, Simulink®, Simscape, Simscape Electrical™, DSP System Toolbox™
The license for this module is available in the LICENSE.md file in this GitHub repository.
The lab solutions are available upon instructor request. If you would like to request solutions or have a question, contact the MathWorks online teaching team.
Copyright 2021 The MathWorks, Inc.
Chad Allie (2022). DC Circuit Analysis (https://github.com/MathWorks-Teaching-Resources/DC-Circuit-Analysis/releases/tag/v1.0.3), GitHub. Retrieved .
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