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ENGR 204
Introduction to Engineering & Computer Science

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

Instructor:
Refer to Course Canvas


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


Web Enhanced Material:
www.EngrCS.com
Link to Canvas


Additional Material:
An engineering or scientific calculator such as TI-89
USB thumb drive


Prerequisite
MATH 211 or &152


COURSE DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES:
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


TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE:

  Lecture Topics   Assignments/Evaluations
  Ch 1. Introduction
    Video1 Video2 Video3 Video4
  • Voltage and Current
  • Power and Energy
  • Ideal Circuit Elements
  Homework:
  * End of Chapter Problems.
      Solutions

  Lab #1

  Project Proposal

  Quiz Ch1
  Ch 2. Circuit Elements
    Video5 Video6 Video7
  • Ideal Voltage and Current Source
  • Ohm's & Kirchhoff's Laws
  • Construction of a Model
  Homework:
  * End of Chapter Problems.
      Solutions

  Lab #2

  Quiz Ch2
  Ch 3. Resistive Circuits
  • Series/parallel Connections
  • Voltage/current Division
  • Wheatstone Bridge
  • Delta to Y Equivalent
  Homework:
  * End of Chapter Problems.
      Solutions

  Quiz Ch3

  Project Proposal
  Ch 4. Analysis Techniques
  • Node-voltage Method
  • Mesh-current Method
  • Comparisons of the Methods
  • Source Transformation
  • Thevenin & Norton Equivalents
  • Power Transfer
  • Superposition
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  Homework:
  * End of Chapter Problems.
      Solutions

  Lab #3

  Midterm
  Ch 5. Operational Amplifier
  • Transistor Overview
  • Ideal Op Amp
  • Op Amp Applications
  • Common Mode (cm) vs. Differential Mode (dm) Gains
  • Op Amp DC Model
  Homework:
  * End of Chapter Problems.
      Solutions

  Lab #4

  Quiz Ch5
  Ch 6. Inductance, Capacitance & Mutual Inductance
  • The Inductor
  • Series / Parallel Inductors
  • The Capacitor
  • Series / Parallel Capacitors
  Homework:
  * End of Chapter Problems.
      Solutions

  Lab #5

  Quiz Ch6
  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
  Homework:
  * End of Chapter Problems.
      Solutions

  Lab #6

  Quiz Ch7
  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
  Homework:
  * End of Chapter Problems.
      Solutions

  Quiz Ch8
  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
  Homework:
  * End of Chapter Problems.
      Solutions

  Quiz Ch9
  Comprehensive Final Exam - for schedule visit: www.clark.edu/academics/schedule


ASSESSMENT:
  • Homeworks (10 points each)
    Each quiz consists of a homework problem and a problem to be solved in-class.
  • Quizzes (10 points each)
    Each quiz consists of a problem related to topics covered (5-10 minutes in lengths).
  • 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 Open Lab time. Even though labs may be performed as a group, the report must be completed individually.
    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 (20 points)
    You are expected to work with 1 or 2 other students in the class to develop a project proposal based on the template provided at Project Proposal Template
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