Elements of Electrical Engineering
Seventh Edition of Electrical Engineering: Principles & Applications, by Allan R. Hambley, Pearson, 2017.
Specific Course Information:
2021-2022 Catalog Data: Current and voltage dividers. Resistors, capacitors, inductors. Node voltage and mesh current analysis of circuits. Thevenin and Norton circuit equivalents. AC circuits, phasors, impedance. Electromagnetic fields, electric power, transformers, magnetic materials. Operational amplifiers, Elements of digital circuits. Sensors and measurements of physical quantities.
Specific Goals for the Course:
Outcomes of Instruction: By the end of this course the student will be able to:
1. Solve a resistive network that is excited by an AC or a DC source.
2. Solve first-order circuits involving resistors and a capacitor or an inductor.
3. Derive the differential equations associated with a circuit containing one or two energy storage elements.
4. Derive the complex impedance associated with a resistive, inductive, and capacitive load.
5. Use the ideal op-amp properties to derive the transfer function of an op-amp circuit.
6. Select a current limiting resistor in an LED circuit.
7. Create a transistor-based circuit to supply the necessary current to power a DC motor.
8. Analyze a circuit containing one or more diodes.
9. Design a collection of transistors to create logic gates.
10. Analyze an AC circuit containing resistors, inductors, and capacitors.
11. State the current/voltage relationships of resistors, inductors, and capacitors.
12. Explain the concept of circuit loading.
Brief list of topics to be covered:
Course Description and Introduction (Chapter 1)
- Circuits, Currents, and Voltages
- Power and Energy
- Kirchhoff’s Current Law and Voltage Law
Resistive Circuits (Chapter 2)
- Voltage-Divider and Current-Divider
- Node-Voltage Analysis
- Mesh-Current Analysis
- Thevenin and Norton Equivalents
- Inductance and Capacitance (Chapter 3)
First-Order Transients (Chapters 4)
- RC Circuits
- DC Steady-state
- RL Circuits
Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis (Chapter 5)
- Sinusoidal Currents and Voltages
- Complex Impedances
- Power in AC Circuits
Operational Amplifiers (Chapter 14)
- Ideal Operational Amplifiers
- Amplifier Circuits
Diodes (Chapter 10)
- Basic Diode Concepts
- Rectifier Circuits
Computer-based Instrumentation (Chapter 9)
- Sampling Frequency
- Signal Conditioning
If Time permits, the following:
Transistors (Chapters 12 & 13)
- Transistors as switches
- Creating Logic Gates with Transistors
- Driving High Current Loads with Transistors
Relationship to Student Outcomes
ECE 207 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.
2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.