ES 332: Electrical Engineering

Instructor: Kevin Wedeward, office: Workman 221, phone: 835-5708, e-mail:, web-page:

Class Time/Place: MWF from 11:00AM-11:50AM in Weir 102

Office Hours: MWF 09:00AM-11:00AM

Help Sessions: TWR from 06:00PM-08:00PM in Workman 116


References (other textbooks commonly used):

Prerequisites: PHYS 122 and MATH 335

Description: ES 332 (Electrical Engineering) provides fundamental topics of electrical engineering to non-majors. Topics include circuits (DC and AC analysis, operational amplifiers and power) and digital systems (binary numbers, logic and information processing). The course will cover material taken from chapters 1-5, 11-15 of the text.


Reading Assignments:

Homework Assignments:

  1. Homework 1 (HW1) due at beginning of class on M 08/30/2010: Problems 1.9, 1.12. Scan of problems.
  2. HW2 due F 09/03/2010: Problems 1.27a, b; 1.28a (also find power absorbed by all elements); 1.29a (also find power absorbed by all elements). Scan of problems.
  3. HW3 due W 09/08/2010: find equivalent resistance connected to source in figures P1.19 and P1.30; problems 1.43c, 1.48a. Scan of problems.
  4. HW4 due W 09/15/2010: use nodal analysis to solve problems 1.43c, 2.9, 2.61d, 2.62d. Scan of problems.
  5. HW5 due M 09/20/2010: use mesh analysis to solve problems 2.22, 2.60c, 2.61d, 2.62d. Scan of problems.
  6. HW6 due F 10/01/2010: Handout
  7. HW7 due F 10/08/2010: Find and sketch v, i using approaches from class, i.e., no need to find differential equations, for problems 3.32, 3.33, 3.34, 3.35. Scan of problems.
  8. HW8 due W 10/13/2010: Problems 3.53, 3.60, 3.76. Scan of problems.
  9. HW9 due M 10/18/2010: Problems 4.1b, d; 4.2b, c; 4.3b; 4.4b; 4.5b. Scan of problems.
  10. HW10 due M 10/25/2010: Problems 4.8 (no phasor diagram), 4.12, 4.13a. Scan of problems.
  11. HW11 due W 11/03/2010: Problems 4.17 (don't use Thevenin equivalent to solve) plus find complex, average and reactive powers absorbed by each element, and check that they are conserved; 4.28a plus find complex, average and reactive power absorbed by each element, and check that they are conserved. Scan of problems.
  12. HW12 due M 11/08/2010: Find effective value and effective phasor representation of v(t)=340cos(377t-pi/10); Problems 4.41a,b; 4.42, 4.43a. Scan of problems.
  13. HW13 due F 11/12/2010: Problems 4.43, 4.44, 4.48. Scan of problems.
  14. HW14 due F 11/19/2010: Problems 2.28, 2.29, 3.49, 4.21. Scan of problems.
  15. HW15 due W 12/01/2010: Problems 11.1 (also show dec and hex values); 11.2a,b; 11.3a,b; 13.29 (include circuit, I/O table, and resolution); 13.31 (include circuit, I/O table, and resolution). Scan of problems.
  16. HW16 due W 12/08/2010: Handout. Scan of problems.