Basic Circuit Theory - 11th Teaching the Teachers Workshop @ LUMS

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, August 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

Circuit Theory may rightfully claim to be the root of most electrical engineering. It underpins power engineering, signal processing, feedback controls, and electronic circuits. While classically it has spanned linear, time-invariant circuits very thoroughly, a modern presentation must introduce key ideas of nonlinearity, and even of periodic time variance, at the start of an undergraduate EE degree course.

This five-day workshop is designed for teachers of circuit theory courses with some experience in teaching the subject. Starting from first principles, it will cover selected important topics that, experience shows, are seldom taught effectively. These weaknesses are difficult to remedy as students enter practice or go on to higher studies. The lectures will be illustrated with examples drawn from everyday applications.

• Maxwell’s Equations
• Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and their construction
• Constitutive relations: nonlinear, and linear
• Network graphs
• Independent sources; the dependent abstraction
• Kirchhoff’s laws
• Node and mesh analysis
• Equations of state
• First- and second-order circuits
• Phasor analysis of sinusoidal waveforms
• Impedance
• AC power
• Maximum power transfer
• Laplace transforms, theorems, analysis
• Circuit theorems: substitution, Thevenin
• Ports and network functions
• Poles and zeros
• Two port parameters
• Rules for plotting frequency response
• Nyquist criterion for feedback stability
• Polyphase circuits and properties
• Analysis of three-phase circuits

Date:  August 19-23, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Venue: Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS

About the Instructor

Prof. Asad Abidi received the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London in 1976, and the PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982. He worked at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill until 1985, and then joined the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles where he is Distinguished Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical Engineering. With his students he has developed many of the radio circuits and architectures that enable today’s mobile devices. Among other awards, Professor Abidi has received the 2008 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits and the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits in 2012. The University of California, Berkeley’s Department of EECS recognised him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2015. He was elected Fellow of IEEE in 1996, Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of TWAS, the world academy of sciences.

Professor Abidi holds the Abdus Salam Chair at SBASSE, LUMS.

Workshop Package

• Workshop instructions for 5 days
• Refreshments and lunch
• Stationery & writing pads
• Certificates

Note: Accomodation is not included


Industrial Professionals: PKR 5000
Academic Members: PKR 3000
Note: Limited seats available. Only shortlisted will attend and pay the registration fee.

To Register

1- Complete the registration form:

2- Email your CV to:
Mr. Affan Anwar
Assistant Manager – EE Department
Phone: +92- 42 -3560-8000, Ext: 3527

3- After notification of selection, pay through bank draft in the name of “Lahore University of Management Sciences”


Registration: August 7, 2019
Payment: August 9, 2019

For More Information


Dr. Wasif Tanveer Khan
Assistant Professor,
EE Department, SBASSE, LUMS
Call: +92- 42 -3560-8471