Courses / DescriptionsEECS 221: Fundamentals of Circuits
Quarter OfferedWinter : 9-9:50 MTuWF ; Plonus
Spring : 2-2:50 MTuWF ; Plonus
PrerequisitesEECS 202 and Physics 135-2
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Fundamental concepts in electrical circuits; circuit analysis and network theorems; linearity and superposition; series/parallel combinations of R, L, and C circuits; sinusoidal forcing; complex frequency and Bode plots; mutual inductance and transformers; two port networks.
- Hayt, Kemmerly, and Durbin, Engineering Circuit Analysis , McGraw Hill, 7 th edition (2007)
COURSE COORDINATOR: Prof. Martin Plonus
COURSE COORDINATOR: Prof. Prem Kumar
COURSE OBJECTIVES: To provide an introduction to sophomores in the field of electrical engineering to the fundamental concepts in the sub-area of electrical circuits. This course will be one of five fundamentals courses required of all electrical engineering majors. Another objective is to prepare students to take some more advanced courses in the area of circuits and electronics.
PREREQUISITES: EECS 202 and Physics 135-2.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
Basic introduction to electrical engineering and electrical circuit concepts
DETAILED COURSE TOPICS:
Week 1: Review of Kirchhoff's Laws, Circuit Analysis - Nodal and Mesh
Week 2: Linearity and Superposition, Source Transformations, Thévenin and Norton Equivalents
Week 3: Review of Inductor and Capacitor as Circuit Elements, Source-free RL and RC Circuits, Transient Response
Week 4: Unit-Step Forcing, Forced Response, the RLC Circuit
Week 5: Sinusoidal Forcing, Complex Forcing, Phasors, and Complex Impedance, Sinusoidal Steady State Response
Week 6: Nodal and Mesh Revisited, Average Power, RMS, Introduction to Polyphase Circuits
Week 7: Mutual Inductance, Linear and Ideal Transformers, Circuits with Mutual Inductance
Week 8: Frequency Response of Series/Parallel Resonances, High-Q Circuits
Week 9: Complex Frequency, s-Plane, Poles and Zeros, Response Function, Bode Plots
Week 10: Two Port Networks, Admittance, Impedance, Hybrid, and Transmittance Parameters
COMPUTER USAGE: Use of PSPICE for circuit modeling and instrument control using Agilent-VEE.
Weekly home works to test concepts taught in class .
Lab 1: Introduction to Agilent VEE and PSPICE
Lab 2: Thévenin's / Norton's Theorem and Kirchhoff's Laws
Lab 3: First-Order Transient Responses
Lab 4: Second-Order Transient Responses
Lab 5: Frequency Response of RC Circuits
Lab 6: Frequency Response of RLC Circuits
Lab 7: Filters
Tentatively the breakdown will be as follows: Home works – 20%, Labs – 20%, Exams – 60%
COURSE OUTCOMES: When a student completes this course, s/he should be able to:
- Apply the nodal and mesh methods of circuit analysis.
- Express complex circuits in their simpler Thévenin and Norton equivalent forms.
- Apply linearity and superposition concepts to analyze RL, RC, and RLC circuits in time and frequency domains.
- Analyze resonant circuits both in time and frequency domains.
- Analyze circuits with mutual inductance.
- Construct and make time and frequency domain measurements on elementary RL, RC, and RLC circuits.
- Analyze two port networks.
ABET CONTENT CATEGORY: 25% Math and Basic Science, 75% Engineering (Design component).