Lecture: T/R: 9.30-10.50 a.m. and F: 1-2.50 p.m. and 3-4.50 p.m.
1. Students will be required to associate characteristics of circuit analysis with appropriate units.
2. Students will be able to use Kirchoff's laws.
3. Students will be able to wire circuits and use hardware and instrumentation such as the multi meter, the oscilloscope, the function generator and potentiometer.
4. Students will be able to fully describe the hardware characteristics of inductors and capacitors.
5. Students will be able to analyze circuits using a variety of circuit theorems such as Thevenin, Norton, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer Theorem.
1. Units and laws of physics
2. Electric fields and key components of electric circuits
3. Overview of complex variables
4. Overview of differential equations
5. DC series and parallel circuits
6. Kirchhoff’s Laws
7. Network Analysis
8. AC circuits
Other selected topics as time permits
Grading formula for course:
Four Exams (including the final) - 17.5 % each 70%
Laboratory (attendance, attitude, participation, lab reports) 15%
Homework ................................................................ 15%
Course grade: If the calculation shown above is between 90 and 100, the grade is A; 80 to 89, B; 70 to 79, C; etc.
Make-up tests. A test that is missed due to an excusedabsence may be taken two weeks (4 class periods) from the originally scheduled test date during the class period. (This means the student will miss the course lecture for that day.) If a student misses a second test due to an excused absence, the student will use the final exam score less 20 points as a substitute.
No absence from a test will be regarded as excused unless the student presents the instructor with a valid written excuse either before or within one week from the date of the missed exam.
All groups are expected to report to lab at the start of their lab period, whether or not they are the first to perform. Students are expected to remain in lab during lab time (to either prepare their lab report for data taking or to perform their lab experiments or to observe others performing lab experiments or to calculate and examine their own lab results). Lab reports may be taken up immediately at the end of the lab or at the start of the next lecture or lab.
Some lab reports will be simply handwritten while some will be required to be written and printed from a computer, including graphs and tables.
Labs cannot be made up. This is due to the to the instructor’s limited amount of available time. The labs are turned in by each individual. You are to turn in the lab with a "title" page and you have to list you name first and then your team mates from your lab group (See handout given in class).
Homework should be turned in on the date according to the assignment sheet. Each homework problem should be numbered with chapter and problem number. Problems should be worked on the front side of the paper only.
Studentswith disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided.
Attendance policy, etc.: The instructor adheres to the policies stated in the MSU Student Handbook in regard to class attendance, classroom behavior deemed detrimental to learning by other members of the class, academic dishonesty, and student rights. If you do not have a copy of this handbook, one can be picked up at the Office of Student Services
General Education Statement:
1) Students in this course must demonstrate competency in basic use of computer word processing and spreadsheets (including computer graphing) through the formal preparation of certain laboratory experiments. 2) Students in this course will always have their writing checked for grammar and spelling during the grading of all laboratory and homework experiments.