# ECE 220

## Basic Circuits

### Course Level

### Units

### Instructor(s)

### Prerequisite(s)

### Course Texts

NILSSON & REIDEL, Electric Circuits, 11th Edition

Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

ISBN: 9780134743851 - Digital Inclusive Access for Mastering with Etext for Nilsson 11e Electric Circuits

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### Schedule

### Course Description

**Specific Course Information:
2021-2022 Catalog Data: **Elementary, transient and sinusoidal analysis of linear circuits with laboratory. Topics include: passive sign convention, mesh and node analysis, Thevenin equivalents, op-amps, capacitance, inductance, first and second order circuits, phasors, impedance, transformers, PSpice simulation software.

### Learning Outcomes

**Specific Goals for the Course:
Outcomes of Instruction: **By the end of this course the student will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
- Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Communicate effectively (in writing).
- Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

### Course Topics

**Brief list of topics to be covered:**

**Chapter 1 - Circuit Variables** (2) - Overview of electrical engineering and circuit analysis, voltage and current, the ideal basic circuit element, reference directions, power and energy.

**Chapter 2 - Circuit Elements** (3) - Voltage and current sources, electrical resistance and Ohm's law, construction of a circuit model, Kirchhoff's laws, and dependent sources.

**Chapter 3 - Simple Resistive Circuits **(4) - Resistors in series and in parallel, the voltage-divider circuit, the current-divider circuit, measuring voltage and current, the Wheatstone bridge, Delta-Wye equivalent circuits.

**Chapter 4 - Techniques of Circuit Analysis **(13) - Introduction to the node-voltage method, node-voltage analysis with dependent sources, some special cases; introduction to mesh currents, mesh current analysis with dependent sources, some special cases; the node-voltage method versus the mesh current method; source transformations, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; maximum power transfer; superposition.

**Chapter 5 - The Operational Amplifier** (8) - Operational amplifier terminals; terminal voltages and currents; inverting, summing, non-inverting, difference, comparators, and integrating amplifier circuits.

**Chapter 6 - Inductance, Capacitance, Mutual Inductance** (4) - Properties of the inductor, properties of the capacitor, series and parallel combinations of inductance and capacitance, mutual inductance.

**Chapter 7 - Response of First-Order RL and RC Circuits **(6) - Natural response of RL and RC circuits, step response of RL and RC circuits, a general solution for step and natural responses, sequential switching, unbounded response.

**Chapter 8 - Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits **(6) - Natural and step responses of a parallel RLC circuit, natural and step responses of a series RLC circuit.

**Chapter 9 - Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis** (10) - Sinusoidal sources and response, phasors, impedance and admittance, series-parallel and Delta-Wye simplifications, source transformations and Thevenin-Norton equivalents, node and mesh analysis, transfer functions, ideal transformers, impedance matching, phasor diagrams.

### Relationship to Student Outcomes

ECE 220 contributes directly to the following specific electrical and computer engineering student outcomes of the ECE department:

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.