EE 211, Circuits and Signals I

Course number and name: EE 211, Circuits and Signals I

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 3 class hours

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • Principles of electrical circuit analysis. Kirchoff's laws, equivalent circuits, dependent sources, node and mesh analyses, signals, RLC components. Introductory circuits and operational amplifier circuits as examples.
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisite: MATH 132 (Calculus II)
    • Prerequisite: EE 101 (Introduction to Electrical Engineering)
    • Co-requisites: None
  • Indicate whether a required or elective course in the program:
    • Required

Specific goals for the course:

  • Specific Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze DC circuits.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze circuit transient response by solving differential equations.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze sinusoidal response of circuits in the time domain and in the frequency domain
    • Students will demonstrate their ability to analyze and design circuits using operational amplifiers
    • Students will demonstrate their ability to apply basic power concepts
  • Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • This course is part of the electrical engineering departmentís student learning outcomes assessment program and is used to evaluate the student performance in ABET Student Learning Outcome Criterion 3a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Review of resistive circuit concepts
  • Node voltage and mesh current analysis
  • Review solution of simultaneous equations
  • Superposition
  • Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuit development
  • Maximum power transfer
  • Operational amplifier, ideal model, simple model using dependent voltage source input and output resistance. Simple Op-Amp circuit analysis
  • Definition of inductance and capacitance. Circuit equations involving L and C including initial equations
  • Solution of first and second order linear, constant-coefficient differential equations for step, and sinusoidal driving functions
  • Solution of first and second order circuit equations
  • Sinusoidal steady state analysis of RLC circuits using exp(iwt) time dependence
  • Average power for sinusoidal voltages and currents. Effective (RMS) values