Students completing this course will master analysis of physical circuits through the use of Kirchhoff's laws and ideal circuit element models.
Strong emphasis is placed on the formulation of nodal equations for linear resistive circuits as a foundation, but generalizations necessary for handling nonlinear elements are also highlighted.
Consequences of linearity are emphasized through superposition and Thevenin/Norton equivalents.
Transient analysis of second order circuits with unit step inputs and switched dc sources is emphasized to promote understanding of time-domain linear circuit response.
For linear circuits excited with sinusoidal sources, phasor and frequency domain analysis techniques for determining steady state response are emphasized.
Application of complex power calculations is also highlighted.
Finally, students will master concepts of coupled inductors and transformers as an illustration of the general two-port concept.
E C E 230
( 4 Credits )
Kirchhoff's laws, resistive circuits, equivalent circuits using Thevenin-Norton theories, small signal analysis, dc operating point, first-order circuits, second-order circuits, SPICE and circuit simulation methods, sinusoidal steady state, phasors, poles and zeros of network functions, ideal transformed linear and non-linear two-port networks.
Math 222, Physics 202
Department: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGR College: College of Engineering