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

MATH246

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)