Course schedule: TR 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM. Lab. Schedule: M 1:30 – 3:20 PM, 3:30PM – 5:20PM
This course covers the fundamental components and concepts of analog electric circuits. An introduction of units and laws of physics will be included along with an overview of complex variables and basic first and second order ordinary differential equations. The focus of this course is the topics related to electric fields, DC series and parallel circuits, Kirchhoff’s laws, network analysis, and AC circuits. Simulation based circuit analysis via Electronics Workbench and hands on laboratories is included in the laboratory section of this course.
MATH 1433 or MATH 1533. PHYS 2644 recommended.
Boylestad, Introductory Circuit Analysis, 12th Edition, Prentice-Hall.
Additional materials may be distributed in the form of handouts.
Units and laws of physics
Electric fields and key components of electric circuits
DC series and parallel circuits
Overview of complex variables
Overview of differential equations
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENT OUTCOMES
Outcome Related Course Learning Objectives
Given an in-class discussion, students will associate characteristics of circuit analysis with appropriate units.
Given a circuit diagram, students will use Kirchhoff's laws to determine the governing equations for the voltage and current.
Given a circuit and relevant hardware (multi meter, potentiometer, oscilloscope, function generator) students will be able to wire and analyze circuits by using instrumentation.
Given capacitors and inductors, students will use relevant hardware to fully describe the characteristics and functions.
Given a waveform, students will analyze the transient and steady state characteristics using an oscilloscope.
Students will be able to analyze circuits using a variety of circuit theorems, such as Thevenin, Norton, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorem.
Students will be able to perform circuit analysis using Multsim software or Elvis trainers.
a: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
h: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
b: an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
i: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
c: an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
j: a knowledge of contemporary issues
d: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
k: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
e: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
l: a knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one
f: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
m: the ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations
g: an ability to communicate effectively
n: a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra
CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE TO PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT
· Lecture Format
This course consists of a three 50-minutes sessions per week. The three hours class will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts, and solving relevant case problems. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire textbook course content and thus, students will have to study a set of course paragraphs specified by the instructor on their own to further their understanding. Student participation in class discussions is highly recommended and rewarded.
Attendance is required for each student. Absences of more than five lectures without acceptable excuses will result in a failing grade.
· Student Attitude
Once class starts, the use of cell phones, reading of newspapers, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless requested by the instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, and making derogatory remarks about your classmates or instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.
Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters. It will be turned in each week, unless specified by the instructor. Homework must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. Once class starts, late homework will be graded 80% of the full grade. You will not lose points if you make less than 3 mistakes total in one homework. However, if you copied from solution manual or from your classmates, you will receive zero points. No exception can be made.
There will be two regular exams plus one comprehensive exam at the end of the semester. Exam will be close book, cheat sheet allowed. Each exam is based on the course materials developed between two consecutive exams, except for the final which is comprehensive. Students are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. However, if for some acceptable reason the student is not able to do so, then he must inform the instructor in advance in writing. The instructor will then decide whether he will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of his excuse.
· Evaluation Method
Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by in-class exams and homework assignments. There will be three exams. While homework assignments may contain a number of problems, it may be the case that only a subset of problems will be graded. However, you must attempt all problems. Do not try to guess which (if any) problems will not be graded.
· Course Grade
Home works & Labs
Attendance & Class performance
* Please pay attention to the last day of drop off without getting an F.