Integrated Circuits and Systems group, IIT Madras

EE2015: Electric Circuits and Networks(Aug.-Nov. 2017)

About the course

We find electrical circuits 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'll 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'll 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. We'll learn about phasors and Laplace transforms which ease the analysis of circuits with memory elements(L, C). Along the way, we'll discuss general theorems applicable to these circuits. We'll also discuss the rudiments of negative feedback circuit using the opamp. After taking this course, one should be able to analyze any linear circuit.



  • ESB242: Odd roll numbers
  • ESB128: Even roll numbers


Lectures: C slot(Mo 10am; Tu 9am; We 8am; Fr 1pm) Extended tutorial: T slot(Fr 2pm-440pm)

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  • Four quizzes(23 Aug., 13th Sep., 11th Oct., 1st Nov.): 12.5% each
  • End semester exam: 40%.
  • Tutorials : 10%


Problem sets will be posted below. You are expected to solve them on your own. You can approach the teaching assistants during the extended tutorial sessions for clarifications and help. You should work each one before the corresponding dates given below.

  1. Problem set 1: 11th August 2017

Recorded lectures

The recorded lectures are available here.



  • Hayt, Kemmerly, and Durbin, Engineering Circuit Analysis, 8th Edition, McGraw Hill 2012 (Indian Edition).
  • DeCarlo and Lin, Linear Circuit Analysis, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press 2001.
  • SC Dutta Roy, Circuit Theory, NPTEL video lectures:



If you are more than 5 min. late, please do not enter the classroom.