Course Abstract Details

XENEE-204, Electric Circuit Theory

Credits: 3

Course Description

ENEE-204, Electric Circuit Theory, introduces basic circuits and their elements, including resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, sources, and operational amplifiers. I-V relationships for the circuit components will be reviewed. The student will perform circuit analysis using Kirchoff's Laws, node and mesh analysis, superposition, theorems of Thevenin and Norton, phasors and via DC and AC steady state analysis. Transient analysis of first and second-order circuits will be performed. Prerequisites: completion of PHYS-212 with a minimum "C" grade and completion of MATH-215 with a minimum "C" grade or concurrent enrollment in MATH-215. Corequisite: ENEE-206. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Identify common circuit components and configurations. (PG-1)(GE-3)

2. Apply Kirchhoff's Laws to determine unknown voltages and currents. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

3. Solve for the equivalent resistance of a network of series/parallel connections of resistors. (PG-1)

4. Use node analysis to determine unknown voltages. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

5. Use mesh analysis to determine unknown currents. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

6. Use Thevenin and Norton's theorems in the analysis of resistance networks. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

7. Describe the behavior of capacitors and inductors in terms of current/voltage equations. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

8. Compute the equivalent capacitance or inductance of a network. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

9. Explain the behavior of coupled coils and their application to a transformer. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

10. Use basic circuit techniques (i.e., Nodal and Mesh analysis, Thevenin and Norton equivalents) to analyze linear AC/DC circuits. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

11. Using first or second order differential equations, determine voltages and currents in a network excited by initial conditions only, or by initial conditions and sources. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

12. Understand elementary of electronic circuits such as operational amplifiers and their circuit models. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

13. Determine the frequency response of a circuit and construct fundamental filters. (PG-1,2) (GE-3)

Mayergoyz, I. and Lawson, W. Basic Electric Circuit Theory. Academic Press, 1996. [ISBN-13: 978-0-12-480865-2]

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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