ECET 10700 - Introduction to Circuit Analysis
Credit Hours: 4.0.
Voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's current and voltage laws, resistance combinations, and The'venin's, Norton's and superposition theorems are studied and applied. DC and AC circuits are studied and utilized, with basic AC terminology described. Ideal RC coupling and filter circuits and RC switching circuits are introduced. Fundamental analog circuits with ideal or near-ideal electronic devices are utilized in the lecture and laboratory to enhance the understanding of basic circuit laws and theorems.
Learning Outcome Objectives
After completing this course, the student should be able to:
- Recognize and apply basic electrical/electronics units and terminology, including prefix (engineering) notation, charge (coulomb), current (ampere), voltage (volt), resistance (ohm), conductance (Siemen, mho), energy (joule, kilowatt-hours), power (watt), and capacitance (farad).
- Utilize the scientific calculator, in-class on-line feedback system (Classroom Performance System™ or CPS™ clickers) and computer simulation tools to solve engineering technology problems.
- Identify and apply electronic devices and their corresponding schematic symbols, including voltage and current sources (ac and dc), resistors, potentiometers, transformers, capacitors, diodes, light emitting diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and op amps.
- Calculate node voltages, convert dc voltage sources to bubble notation, and distinguish between earth, chassis, and analog common.
- Distinguish between real and ideal voltage and current sources and properly model real sources.
- Identify and calculate basic parameters and plot the sine, triangle, and square wave.
- State and apply the laws and rules of electrical/electronic circuit analysis including: Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws, Ohm’s Law, and the voltage divider rule.
- State and apply maximum transfer loading effects in transferring maximum voltage, current, or power.
- Apply the principles of circuit analysis to series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, and basic analog electronic circuits; principles include the use of resistor reduction, source conversion, superposition, Thévenin’s Theorem, and Norton’s Theorem.
- Use the results of the first-order differential equation y(t)=YSS + (YINIT -YSS)e-t/t and the initial and steady state device models of the capacitor to analyze DC switching RC circuits.
- Practice circuit construction (interpreting schematics) and use the digital multi-meter (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter), the oscilloscope, and RLC meter to perform electronic measurements and recognize meter-loading impacts.
- Apply basic laws to electronic circuits.
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