FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
School of Engineering
Spring, 2022
EE221 – Frequency Domain Circuit
Analysis (2^{nd} Circuits course)
Prerequisites: MA 227
(Calculus 3) and EE213 (Circuits 1 or equiv.) 3
Credits 45 hours
Description:
Students perform frequency domain analysis of passive and active circuits,
study transient and AC circuit analysis manually and with computeraided applications
and examine the transient response of first and second order circuits. The
course introduces pole and zero concepts and applies them to circuit analysis
and introduces computer methods of circuit analysis and design.
Class
location is Bannow 335, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
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Objective 
Outcome 
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To understand and AC signals, phasor representation
of AC signals, steady state analysis of AC circuits including power
calculations 
Students will understand
AC signal representation and apply different
methods and circuit theorems in analysis of AC circuits and determine the
complex power in the AC circuit. 
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To understand transient (First and Second order) behavior of electric circuits with
R, L and C 
Student will apply
methods to analyze transient behavior of circuits. 
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To understand frequency response, resonance,
passive and active filters 
Students will be able to understand Transfer function
of filters and Resonant circuits Students will be
able to analyze active filter circuits
with opamps. 
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4 
To understand Three
Phase circuits 
Students will be able
to analyze balanced and unbalanced three phase circuits. 
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5 
To understand
magnetically coupled circuits 
Students will be able
analyze circuit with transformers and design matching circuits with them. 
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To develop familiarity with 
Students will use Multisim
and MatLab to aid in solving circuit analysis problems. 
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Grade Distribution – TBD
Text: Fundamentals of
Electric Circuits,
(7^{th} Ed.), Charles Alexander & Matthew Sadiku, 2021, McGrawHill, ISBN: 1260226409
Supplement: Schaum's Outlines: Electric Circuits
(4^{th} Ed.), Nahvi & Edminster, 2003, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 0071393072
References:
Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, J. David Irwin, John
Wiley & Sons, 2002
Selected Answers (pdf) V.7, V.8  Text Support Site (V.8)
Introduction to
Electric Circuits,
Dorf & Svoboda, John Wiley & Sons., 1996, ISBN 0‑471‑12702‑7
Introduction to MatLab
For Engineers And Scientists, Etter, PrenticeHall, 1996, ISBN 0‑13‑519703‑1
IntroductiontoComplexNumbers
HW: All HW is online using
MHE Connect via Blackboard in the “Content”
section. You will need an active account
at their facility to do the homework.
Required
Software:
MatLab, Student Ed. (The Math Works) or Octave (An Open Source MatLab Clone)
MatLab Tutorial by B. Aliane
LTSpice, (Free from Linear Technology) or Multisim, (Student Version – Nat.
Instr.)
LTSpice Tutorial, Multisim
Tutorial
Course Schedule:
Date 
Topic 
Text 
Dr Munden Videos 
1/19 


1/26 
1^{st} Order Transient review, 2nd Order Transients (RLC) 
7, 8 

2/2 
2^{nd}
Order Transients (RLC) 

2/9 
Sinusoidal
SteadyState Analysis, Phasors, Phasor Diagrams, Impedance and Admittance,
Kirchhoff 

2/16 
Sinusoidal SteadyState Power* 

2/21 
Presidents Day – No Classes (Tuesday is Monday!) 

3/2 
Exam 1 Reprise, 
10, 11, 

3/9 
Mutual Inductance (Transformers) 

3/16 
Spring Break 


3/23 
ThreePhase
Circuits ("Polyphase")** 

3/30 
Frequency
Response 
FreqAnal, TransfFunc, Mag&Phase, dB, Bode1, TF, Bode2, MatLab, Resonance 

4/6 
Introduction
to Laplace Transforms, 
15, IRCh13


4/13 
Transfer
Functions, 
16, IRCh14


4/144/18 4/20 
Easter Break – No
classes Active
Filters, Design Project 
Approximation
Theory


4/27 
Exam
2 (Ch.
1011,1316) Design Project Discussion 


5/4 
Reading
Day – No Class 


5/11 
Exam
2 Reprise Design
Project Presentation 
Final Exam
Week 

*
Topic not covered in the following exam **
Topic introduced, not emphasized IRIrwinPPT
Grade
allocation:
Exams (2) 
50% 
Homework/Quizzes 
25% 
Design Project 
25% 
Total 
100% 
CLASS EXPECTATIONS
I. TEACHER
Distribute
syllabus.
Review
the material described in the syllabus.
Explain
material.
Identify
alternate reading assignments or books that clarify the material.
Relate
material to "real world" situations when possible.
Answer
questions.
Be
available to discuss problems.
Google Voice: 
(203) 5139427 
Email: 

Zoom Personal Office: 
710 293 2408 
Home Page: 

Office Hours: 
1:002:00, 4:005:00 pm, Wednesdays in BNW 133 
Be
receptive to new ideas.
Announce
business/class conflicts in advance.
Make
up missed classes.
Prepare
and administer exams.
Grade
fairly.
Assign
appropriate home problems.
Homework
policy – reviewed in class, Quizzes
II. STUDENT
Be familiar with the
prerequisite material
Linear differential equations
Passive components
Nodal and Mesh Equations
Thèvenin and Norton Transformations
TimeDomain Analysis of RLC Circuits
Computer Tools and Tutorials for Circuit
Analysis:
Inverse Matrix Tutorial  Determinants
tutorial
Basic Analog Circuit
Tutorial
 Tutorial from National Instruments
DC Circuits Tutorial  Tutorial from
University of Guelph, Dept. of Physics
Use of Excel, and MatLab, Use of Multisim or LTSpice
Ask
questions and stay current.
Study
the material described in the syllabus. Preferably before it covered in class
and do some of the problems with answers in the back of each assigned chapter.
Complete
the assigned homework via Mentor in the quiz section.
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)
Note:
All exams in this course are open book, but not open computer (or phone) so
relying on an eBook or PDF will put you at a disadvantage.
III. Disability
If
you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations,
please contact: David RyanSoderlund at Academic and Disability Support
Services (203) 2544000, x2615, or email drsoderlund@mail.fairfield.edu, and
notify the course instructor within the first two weeks of the semester.