EE 212, Circuits and Signals II

Course number and name: EE 212, EE 212L, Circuits and Signals II

Credits and contact hours: 4 credits, 3 class hours, 3 lab hours

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • Continuation of EE 211, Laplace transform techniques, transient response, power, steady-state sinusoidal response, and frequency response of RLC circuits
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisite: EE 211 (Circuits and Signals I) or ES 332 (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 build upon their knowledge of time-domain analysis of linear circuits and demonstrate their ability to:
      • analyze single-phase and three-phase circuits in sinusoidal steady-state using AC analysis to find values for voltages, currents, average power, reactive power and power factor; and
      • apply frequency-domain techniques (Laplace Transform, Fourier Series and Fourier Transform) to circuits such that time-responses and frequency-responses can be determined and interpreted.
  • 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 Criteria 3b) To develop in students the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data, and e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Lecture
    • AC power (average, reactive, effective, complex, power factor)
    • Three-phase circuits
    • Transformers
    • Frequency response
    • Bode plots
    • Resonance
    • Response of circuits to sinusoidal inputs
    • Laplace Transform (definition, properties, application to circuits)
    • Transfer functions, poles and zeros
    • Fourier Series (trigonometric and complex exponential)
    • Response of circuits to periodic inputs
    • Introduction to Fourier Transform
  • Laboratory
    • Voltage conversion with linear regulators and DC-DC converters
    • Resistors and Thevenin equivalents
    • RC circuits, square-waves and probe compensation
    • Sine waves and the oscilloscope
    • Step responses of RL and RLC circuits
    • Introduction to operational amplifiers
    • Operational amplifiers for optical and temperature sensors
    • Operational amplifiers for differentiation and integration
    • Comparators
    • Impedance and AC Power
    • Power factor correction
    • Frequency response of passive and active circuits
    • Negative and general impedance converters
    • Determination of the unknowns in RLC configurations
    • Design and characterization of a low-pass, Butterworth filter