FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
School
of Engineering
Electrical Engineering Department

EE213 – Introduction to Circuit Analysis (1st Circuits course)

Prerequisites: Calculus 1 and Physics 2 or equivalent     3 Credits                45 hours

Description:  The course considers the fundamentals of the analysis of linear electric circuits.  The properties of the components that make up electrical circuits, including resistors, capacitors, inductors, voltage sources, and current sources are presented.  Both independent and dependent sources are considered.  The Kirchhoff current and voltage laws are applied to electrical networks to determine voltages and currents at all points in the network.  Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits are also introduced.  Circuit behavior is analyzed for DC and transient excitation.  First and second order differential equations with constant coefficients are applied to the transient case to achieve the solution.  AC analysis is then introduced using the concept of “Phasors”.

Evening Classes – Bannow 166, Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 – Dr. Denenberg
Day Classes – Bannow 253, Tues. & Thurs. Afternoons from 2:00 to 3:15 – Dr.
Munden

 No. Objective Outcome 1 To understand the concepts of voltage and current and the laws that govern them. Students will derive expressions for voltage and current based on the fundamental laws of Physics and will use these expressions to develop models for electric circuits 2 To develop methods for analyzing electric circuits Students will develop methods of analyzing electric circuits using Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, including mesh and node equations and Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits 3 To understand the concepts of energy storage elements Students will develop electric circuit models for inductors and capacitors and use those models to analyze electric circuits containing these elements 4 To understand the transient behavior of electrical circuits containing resistors, inductors, and capacitors Students will develop methods of analyzing RLC circuits under transient conditions using first- and second-order differential equations 5 Be introduced to the operation of circuits excited by sinusoidal sources Students will develop electric circuit models for components excited by sinusoidal sources and will be introduced to using those models to analyze electric circuits

 Results Summary: Fall, 2007 As of 12/21/2007 With Final Grade Distribution Results Summary: Fall, 2008 As of 12/17/2008 With Final Grade Distribution

Text:   Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, (3rd Ed.), Charles Alexander & Matthew Sadiku, 2007, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0-07-297718-3

Supplement:          Schaum's Outlines: Electric Circuits (4th Ed.), Nahvi & Edminster, 2003, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 0-07-139307-2

References:

1.     Circuit Analysis: Theory and Practice, (4th Ed.), Allan H. Robbins & Wilhelm Miller, 2006, Thompson-Delmar Learning, ISBN: 141 803 861x

2.     Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, J. David Irwin, John Wiley & Sons, 2002
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3.     Electric Circuits (8th  Ed.), by J. Nilsson and S. Riedel, 2008, ISBN 0-13-198925-1

4.     SNET Study Program Lectures, J. N. Denenberg, 2002-2004,
SNET Study Program Lecture Recordings, ilinc Player (900kBytes)

Required Software:

1.     MS Office, MathCAD Version 6+ or greater, Student Ed., Anderson, Addison Wesley and MatLab Version 4 or greater, Stu. Ed. (The Math Works) or Classroom Kit (SOE)
MatLab Tutorial by B. Aliane

2.     Pspice 9.1 (Obtain from Auburn University or get the OrCAD demo), CircuitMaker - V.6 (Obtain from DoctorD ), Electronic Workbench - V.4 (Interactive Image Technologies – student version) or SWcadIII (Spice by Linear Technologies.).

Tutorials on the web:

Basic Analog Circuit Tutorial – National Instruments,

DC Circuits Tutorial - University of Guelph, Dept. of Physics,

Circuits Tutorial – McGraw-Hill (Thomas G. Cleaver), Fairly Complete and interactive,

Inverse Matrix Tutorial – Using determinants at www.easycalculation.com

Detailed PSpice Tutorial – A 9 lecture tutorial on the use of Pspice,
- for MicroSim Pspice Version 8,
- from the University of Texas at Arlington – Prof. William E. Dillon

EE213 – Circuit Analysis (1st Circuits course)

 Week Topic Text (HW - odd probs.) Irwin (v8) Ref. SNET Lecture 1 9/2 Introduction, Math Review, Charge, Current and Voltage Ch. 1.1-1.4 1 1a 1b 2 9/9 Power and Energy,  Ohm’s law, Resistance Ch. 1.4-1.9 Ch. 2.1-2.2 2.1 1b 1c 3 9/16 Kirchoff’s Laws Series and Parallel Circuits Ch. 2.3-2.4 Ch. 2.5-2.6 2.5 1d 1f 4 9/23 Exam 1 Series-Parallel Circuits Ch. 1, 2* Ch. 2.7-2.9 2.5 1d 5 9/30 Exam 1 Reprise Analysis Methods Ch. 3 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2 1e 6 10/7 Network Theorems Thevenin & Norton Ch. 4 2.2-2.4 5.1-5.4 1e 10/14 Columbus Day adjustment NO CLASS TBD Intro to Op-Amps Ch. 5 4 6f 7 10/21 Capacitors and Inductors (neither in Exam 2) Ch. 6 6.1, 6.3 7.1, 7.2 2d 2e 8 10/28 Exam 2 First Order Transients 1 Ch 2-4 Ch. 7.1-7.3 6.2 2b 9 11/4 Exam 2 Reprise First Order Transients 2 Ch. 7.4-7.7 6.3 2b 10 11/11 First Order Transients 3 Pspice Ch. 7.8-7.10 Appendix D 6.3 2b 11 11/18 Second Order Transients Intro. (not in Exam 3) Ch. 8.1-8.6 7.2, 7.3 6f 12 11/25 AC Fundamentals (not in Exam 3) Review for Exam 3 Ch. 9.1-9.4 8.1-8.4 2d, 3a, sine-vectors 13 12/2 Exam 3 The Impedance Concept Ch 6-7 Ch. 9.5-9.9 8.5 3b-4b 14 12/9 Exam 3 Reprise Course Review for Final Exam 12/16/06 Final Exam – Evening Class Comprehensive

 Exams (3) 50% Homework 16.7% Final Exam 33.3% Total 100%

CLASS EXPECTATIONS

I. TEACHER

Distribute syllabus.

Review the material described in the syllabus.

Explain material.

Identify additional materials, Internet sites or books that clarify the material.

Relate material to "real world" situations when possible.

Be available to discuss problems.
Dr. Denenberg – Evening Classes

 Telephone: (203) 268-1021 Email: Home Page: Class Office Hours: 4:30-5:45 PM, Tuesdays before class - McAuliffe 2nd floor 4:30-5:45 PM, Mondays before EG31 class - McA 2nd floor 4:30-5:30 PM, Wednesdays after EG31 class -  McA 102

Dr. Munden – Day Classes

Be receptive to new ideas.

Make up missed classes.

Assign appropriate homework problems.

Homework policy

Reviewed in class

Pop Quizzes on HW Material possible

II. STUDENT

Be familiar with the prerequisite material

Stay current.

Study the material described in the syllabus. Preferably before it covered in class.

Complete the assigned homework (all chapter problems with answers).

Obtain class notes and homework if a class is missed.

Use the library and the Internet to obtain supplemental material.

Prepare for exams.

Ask for help (tutors are available for assistance)