Jun 15, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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EE 2503 - Linear Circuit Analysis

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course introduces the non-electrical engineering student to basic DC circuit analysis. Topics include electrical quantities and definitions–voltage, current, power and energy; circuit analysis techniques using Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s Laws, mesh currents and nodal voltages, network reduction, and Thevenin and Norton equivalents; and terminal characteristics of resistors, capacitors, inductors and operational amplifiers. (prereq: MA 128  or MA 137 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the concepts of voltage, current, and electrical power and energy.
  • Write and solve Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws for DC circuits.
  • Understand how to simplify networks using network reduction and Thevenin’s and Norton theorems.
  • Solve standard circuit configurations involving operational amplifiers.
  • Understand the current-voltage relationship in inductors and capacitors.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Matrix algebra
  • Differential and integral calculus

Course Topics
  • DC steady-state, voltage, current, power, energy, and sources. (3 classes)
  • Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, voltage and current dividers. (4 classes)
  • Node and mesh circuit analysis. (6 classes)
  • Network reduction including source transformations. (2 classes)
  • Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. (3 classes)
  • Maximum power transfer. (2 classes)
  • Operational amplifiers. (4 classes)
  • Inductance and capacitance terminal behaviors. (3 classes)
  • Exams and quizzes. (3 classes)

Richard Kelnhofer

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