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ENEE205 Electric Circuits

Course Description

Basic circuit elements: resistors, capacitors, inductors, sources, and their terminal relationships, diodes and transistor models, Kirchoff's Laws, DC and AC steady state analysis: Phasors, analysis techniques, superposition, theorems of Thevenin and Norton; transient analysis of first and second-order circuits. Credit only granted for: ENEE204 or ENEE205. Formerly: ENEE204.


PHYS260, PHYS261



Course Objectives:

  • Identify common circuit components: resistors, inductors, capacitors, independent sources, diodes, transistors, and op-amps; understand the terminal relations and models that are used to describe the operating characteristics of these components
  • Understand and systematically apply basic circuit laws governing voltages and currents (Kirchhoff's Laws)
  • Analyze linear AC/DC steady-state circuits
  • Use basic circuit techniques (i.e., Nodal analysis, superposition, parallel and series combinations, equivalent transformations, Thevenin and Norton equivalents) to analyze and design linear circuits
  • Understand circuit transients and calculate responses for first and second order circuits
  • Understand elementary concepts of electronic circuits such as operational amplifiers and their circuit models
  • Analyze and design multiple op-amp circuits
  • Use basic test and measurement equipment necessary to evaluate the performance of simple electric and electronic circuits
  • Understand basic limitations, inaccuracies, and tolerances of the test equipment, components, and procedures
  • Design circuits with efficient reliability and cheaply achieve the desired results
  • Use good techniques for drawing circuits and wiring diagrams, breadboarding circuits, and trouble shooting circuits
  • Use simulation tools to design circuits and analyze performance
  • Work cooperatively with others in the lab to maximize results

Topics Covered:

  • Basic circuit variables and electric/electronic components, sources and models
  • Kirchoff's Laws and time-domain formulation of circuit problems
  • AC steady state formulation of circuit problems
  • Equivalent transformations of electric circuits
  • Superposition, nodal analysis, and other analysis techniques
  • Thevenin's and Norton's theorems and their applications
  • First and second order transient analysis
  • Frequency response and filters
  • Modern circuit applications
  • Laboratory implementation of circuit designs

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to apply knowledge of math, scinece, & engineering (Significant)
  • Ability to design/conduct experiments and analyze/interpret data (Significant)
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet needs (Significant)
  • Ability to function on a multi-disciplinary team (Moderate)
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (Moderate)
  • Ability to communicate effectively (Moderate)
  • Techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (Significant)