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Course Number & Title:
ENGR &204, "Electrical Circuits" , 5 Credits
"4 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab (Open Lab Schedule)"

Refer to Course Canvas

Text Books:
Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits by Khormaee,   Link to pdf
Electrical Circuits by Nilsson

Additional Resources:
* Canvas Learning Management System
* www.EngrCS.com
* An engineering or scientific calculator such as TI-89
* Access to MS Windows PC is Recommended

ENGR 120 and Math& 152

This course focuses on basic concepts of AC and DC electrical circuits and is the first course in a three-course-sequence.

Course Outcomes Assessments Program Outcomes
1. Ability to analyze and design voltage and current relationships for series and parallel RLC circuit Homework, Test, Labs AST2-A & B
2. Use of Kirchhoff's Laws, and Thevenin and Norton Theorems Homework, Test, Labs AST2-A & B
3. Understanding of Operational Amplifier Circuits and typical uses Homework, Test, Labs AST2-A & B
4. Analysis of Step, Natural and Steady-State Circuit response Homework, Test AST2-A & B
5. Use of test and measurement equipments in a laboratory setting Labs AST2-A & B
6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate and work effectively in a team. Labs & Project Foundation


  Lecture Topics   Assignments/Evaluations
Ch 1. Introduction
  • Voltage and Current
  • Power and Energy
  • Ideal Circuit Elements
Ch 2. Circuit Elements
  • Ideal Voltage and Current Source
  • Ohm's & Kirchhoff's Laws
  • Construction of a Model
Ch 3. Resistive Circuits
  • Series/parallel Connections
  • Voltage/current Division
  • Wheatstone Bridge
  • Delta to Y Equivalent
Ch 4. Analysis Techniques
  • Node-voltage Method
  • Mesh-current Method
  • Comparisons of the Methods
  • Source Transformation
  • Thevenin & Norton Equivalents
  • Power Transfer
  • Superposition
  • Sensitivity Analysis
Ch 5. Operational Amplifier
  • Transistor Overview
  • Ideal Op Amp
  • Op Amp Applications
  • Common Mode (cm) vs. Differential Mode (dm) Gains
  • Op Amp DC Model
Ch 6. Inductance, Capacitance & Mutual Inductance
  • The Inductor
  • Series / Parallel Inductors
  • The Capacitor
  • Series / Parallel Capacitors
Ch 7. Response to 1st order RL & RC Circuits
  • Natural Response of RL & RC
  • Step Response of an RL & RC
  • Sequential Switching
  • Unbounded Response
  • Integrating Amplifier
Ch 8. Natural & Step Response of RLC Circuits
  • Natural Responses of a Parallel RLC
  • Step Responses of a Parallel RLC
  • Natural Responses of a Series RLC
  • Step Responses of a Series RLC
  • General Form for RLC Circuit
  • Multi-stage Integrating Amplifier
Ch 9. Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis
  • Sinusoidal Source & Response
  • Phasor and Frequency Domain
  • Passive Circuit Elements in Frequency Domain (Phasor)
  • Kirchhoff's Law & Simplifications
  • Additional Phasor Circuit Analysis Techniques

  • Chapter Homework Problems (15%)
  • Quizzes (30%)
  • Midterm test (40% )
  • Labs Planning, Execution and Reports (10%)
    Note: In order to be eligible to receive a passing grade for the course, all labs must be completed and turned in prior to final exam date.
  • Project Proposal (5% )
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