Circuits and Signals I

Fall 2010

Instructor: Prof. Bond; Office: 225 Workman; (505) 835-5411: rhb@ee.nmt.edu

Schedule: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM MW F in MSEC 103

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday in Cramer 120 This is an optional help or recitation session.

Office Hours: 11:00 MWF, 10:00T, and 2:00 - 4:00 on Tuesday

This course will cover the material contained in chapters 1 through 9 of your text by Leonard S. Bobrow. The course presents fundamental information about circuit elements (resistance, capacitance, and inductance) and develops techniques for finding all voltages and currents in any interconnection (network) of these elements.

Much of the course will be dealing with mathematical descriptions of the above elements and networks, but the goal is for physical understanding of their behavior. These mathematical descriptions will be linear algebraic or differential equations. The course could be more generally thought of as an introduction to the analysis of linear systems because the same analysis applies to mechanical, electrical, thermal, and other physical problems as long as they are linear.

__Course Structure__:

Homework will be given at every class and graded. This homework grade will account for fifteen percent of the semester grade.

There will be three tests plus a final with the final counting about 1.3 times the other tests. All of the tests will be structured to determine understanding of the material not to see if you remember a similar problem or can figure out which formula to plug into. This means that throughout the semester you must strive to understand the "why" not just the "how" in working homework and discussing examples. Short quizzes may be given at any time, and any student may be called upon to discuss any assigned work.

Solutions for Assigned Homework