May 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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EE 2050 - Linear Circuits - Steady State I

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course introduces the basic laws used in the analysis of electrical circuits. Specific topics covered include Kirchhoff’s Laws, resistors in series and parallel, circuit analysis methods, op amps, Thevenin/Norton equivalent circuits, and superposition. The course is limited to DC circuit analysis. Circuit simulation software is introduced as a computer analysis tool. The associated laboratory reinforces the lecture material. (prereq: MA 136 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Use an organized process, strategy, or template in solving problems
  • Demonstrate a standard of expertise in the understanding of circuit laws and in the analysis of electrical circuits
  • Write and solve KCL and KVL equations using standard methods of circuit analysis for DC circuits, including symbolic DC circuits
  • Simplify electrical circuits using series/parallel resistance combinations, source transformations, and Thevenin’s/Norton’s theorems, including symbolic DC circuits
  • Solve a DC circuit problem using the superposition principle
  • Demonstrate calculator skills in solving simultaneous equations representing n-node circuit problems
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze DC circuits using circuit simulation software
  • Compute power calculations for a DC circuit
  • Demonstrate circuit laboratory skills and perform DC measurements
  • Demonstrate the use of nodal analysis in the solution of circuit problems
  • Demonstrate the use of branch currents in the solution of circuit problems
  • Analyze DC circuits that include ideal operational amplifiers

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions
  • Solution of a system of linear equations using a calculator

Course Topics
  • DC concepts and laws (9 classes)
  • DC analysis (17 classes)
  • Op amps (2 classes)
  • Tests (2 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Laboratory experiment details and expectations are described in the on-line EE 2050 Lab Manual
  • Students are lectured on laboratory safety
  • Students are expected to prepare for the lab by doing all required pre-lab activities and to finish all remaining requirements during the laboratory itself
  • Limited laboratory reports will be required

Dr. Sheila Ross

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