Course Number & Title:
ENGR 252, "Electrical Circuits & Signals" , 5 Credits
4 hours of lecture, and 3 hours of lab (Open Lab Schedule)
Instructor:
Refer to Course Canvas Shell
Text Books:
Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits (FEC) by Khormaee, Link to pdf
Signals & Systems Fundamentals (SSF) by Khormaee Link to pdf
Electrical Circuits by Nilsson
Signals & Systems by Oppenheim
Additional Material:
* Canvas Learning Management System
* www.EngrCS.com
* An engineering or scientific calculator such as TI89
* Access to MS Windows PC is Recommended
Prerequisite
ENGR& 204 or ENGR 251
COURSE DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES:
This is the second course in the Electrical Circuit, Signals and Systems 3course
sequence. The student learning objectives are outlined below:
Course Outcomes 
Assessments 
Program Outcomes 
1. Understanding of Sinusoidal steadystate power calculation 
Homework, Test 
AST2B 
2. Application of complexfrequency domain analysis of linear and lumped parameter circuits 
Homework, Test 
AST2B & C 
3. Designing and analyzing active and passive filter circuits 
Homework, Test, Labs 
AST2B & C 
4. Ability to analyze Twoport circuits 
Homework, Test 
AST2B & C 
5. Introduction to signals and LTI systems 
Homework, Test 
AST2A & B 
6. Working knowledge of computer tools MatLab, & Pspice 
Homework, Labs 
AST2 C 
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team 
Labs 
AST2Foundation 
TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE:
Lecture Topics

Assignments/Evaluations

FEC Chap 10 . AC Power Analysis
 Instantaneous, Average, Reactive Power
 The RMS Value and Power Calculation
 Complex Power
 Maximum Power Transfer


FEC Ch 11. ThreePhase Circuits
 Balanced ThreePhase Voltage
 ThreePhase Voltage Sources
 Analysis of the WyeWye and WyeDelta Circuits
 Power Calculation in Balanced ThreePhase Circuits
 Measuring Average Power in ThreePhase Circuits


FEC Ch 12. Frequency Selective Circuit RLC Circuit
 Filter Basics
 LowPass and HighPass Filters
 Bandpass and Bandreject Filters


FEC Ch 13. Active Filters
 Firstorder LowPass and HighPass Filters
 Scaling
 Op Amp Bandpass and Bandreject Filters
 Higher Order Op Amp Filters
 Narrowband, Bandpass and Bandreject Filters


Ch 14. TwoPort Circuit Analysis
 The Terminal equations
 The TwoPort Parameters
 Analysis of the Terminated TwoPort Circuit
 Interconnected TwoPort Circuits


SSF Ch 1. Introduction to Signals & Systems
 ContinuousTime and DiscreteTime Signals
 Transformations of the Independent Variable
 Exponential & Sinusoidal Signals
 The UnitImpulse and Unit Step Functions
 ContinuousTime and DiscreteTime Systems
 Basic System Properties


SSF Ch 2. Linear TimeInvariant (LTI) Systems
 DiscreteTime LTI Systems: The Convolution Sum
 ContinuousTime LTI Systems: The Convolution Integral
 Properties of LTI Systems
 Causal LTI Systems Described by Differential and Difference Equations
 Singularity Functions
 Statistical Approach to Noise


Comprehensive Final Exam  for schedule visit: www.clark.edu/academics/schedule 
Note: {SS} Preface indicates material from Signal and Systems Text
ASSESSMENT:
 Quizzes (20 points each)
Each quiz consists of a homework problem and a problem to be solved inclass.
 Midterm test (100 points)
 Comprehensive final exam (150 points)
 Labs Planning, Execution and Reports (20 points each lab)
Each student is expected to complete the weekly lab assignments during lab time. Even though some labs may be performed as a group, the report must be completed individually, and due on the following lab period.
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.
 Service Learning Project (40 points)
Update project proposal, design project and implement the design. Access ECS club for more information.
ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE POLICIES:
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