EE211 Circuits I

 Instructor: Dr. K. D. Donohue Phone: 859-257-8042 Email: donohue@engr.uky.edu Office: 567 Anderson Hall Hours: Tue. and Thur. 9:30-11:30AM WebPage: http://www.engr.uky.edu/~donohue/ Teaching Assistant: Hugo Fournier Email: dolphin_brain@hotmail.com Office:  215 E CRMS Hours: Mon. and Wed. 2:00-4:00PM

Expected Student Outcomes:

A student who has successfully completed this course should be able to:

1.          analyze simple resistive circuits including those containing operational amplifiers and controlled sources with loop and nodal analysis.

2.          analyze RLC circuits containing switches, independent sources, dependent sources, resistors, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers for transient response using loop and nodal analysis.

3.          analyze RLC circuits with sinusoidal excitation sources for steady-state response using loop and nodal analysis.

4.          compute Thévenin and Norton equivalent circuits

5.         use SPICE (computer simulation package) to compute voltages, currents, transient responses, and sinusoidal steady-state responses.

Text: Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, J.D. Irwin, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002
(ISBN
0-471-40740-2)

Optional Text:  The SPICE Book, A.Vladimirescu, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1994
(ISBN 0-471-60926-9)

Optional Text: Study Guide to Accompany Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, B. Dillard, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999 (ISBN 0-471-36648-X)

14 homework assignments                                 for  14%

12 highest quiz scores                                        for  48%

1 final exam                                                           for  38%

·         The letter grade assignment is based on the following scale: from 100 to 90 pts. => A, from 89 to 80 pts. => B, from 79 to 70 pts => C, from 69 to 60 pts. => D, from 59 to 0 pts. => E.

·         Homework will be assigned almost every week and graded.  Problem solutions must show a clear systemic method for arriving at the correct solution for full credit.  Points will be taken off for incorrect solutions or work that is difficult to follow.

·         Quizzes will test for mastery of material from lectures and homework problems.  A typical quiz will last 10 to 15 minutes.  Quizzes that require computer software will be take-home quizzes.

·         Failure to take a quiz or exam during the assigned class period will result in a grade of zero for that test.  Make-up exams may be given in cases of exceptional circumstances.  Student is advised to contact the instructor prior to the exam (if possible) to get permission to make the test up.

·         The student is responsible for all business conducted during any scheduled class period.  Any revision to the test dates, homework assignments, etc. will be announced during the class period.

·         The detected use of unethical tactics on a quiz, test, or homework will result in an E for the course.  This includes copying another person's work, or making your work available for others to copy.  Appropriate actions will be taken in accordance with the university policies on cheating and plagiarism.

·         The lectures topics will follow the text.  The student is expected to read the text and is responsible for all material in the reading assignments.  The sections of the text should be read prior to the class meetings covering the material.

·         The student is expected to be familiar computers.  The PC's on campus will be needed to run B2-SPICE.

·         The key to doing well with the given point distribution is consistent hard work.  Plan on at least 9 to 15 hours weekly for homework and study (outside of class time).

 Tentative Course Schedule EE211 Unit Dates Text Section Topics Homework 1 1-10 1.1-1.3 Units, Quantities, Circuit Elements, 1.4,7,9,12,17,19 2 1-15,17 2.1-2.4 (Quiz 1)Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, Single Loop/Node-Pair Circuits 2.1,5,7,10,12,15,16,21,24, 27,31,33,34,35 3 1-22, 24 2.5-2.8 (Quiz 2) Series/Parallel Combination Circuits, Problem Solving Strategies 2.37,39,41,43,45,47,49,52, 54,57,61,64,65,72,78,83 4 1-29, 31 3.1-3.3 (Quiz 3) Nodal/Loop Analysis Operational Amplifiers/ Applications/ Circuit Design 3.9,13,22,25,32,34,41,44, 47,58,62,63,67,71,72,74,75 5 2-5,7 4.1-4.5 (Quiz 4) Superposition, Source Transformations, Thévenin and Norton’s Theorem, and SPICE 4.4,8,10,18, 22, 27, 32, 41, 54, 62,65,69,71,75,76 6 2-12,14 5.1-5.7 (Quiz 5) Capacitance/Inductance RC Op Amp Circuits 5.8,10,23,28,29,42,43,48, 50,56,58,64,65 7 2-19,21 6.1-6.2 (Quiz 6) Analysis Techniques for First-Order Transient Circuits 6.2,5,6,10,13,15,16, 19, 20, 29, 34, 53 8 2-26,28 Notes (Quiz 7) Pulse Response and SPICE Problems given in class 9 3-5,7 6.3 (Quiz 8) Network Response for Second-Order Transient Circuits 6.55,56,59,61,64,65,70 10 3-19,21 6.4 (Quiz 9) Applications and SPICE 6.72,73,74,75 11 3-26,28 7.1-7.5 (Quiz 10) Sinusoidal  Sources, Impedance, Admittance, and Phasors 7.1,3,6,8,11,15,16,18,19,20,21 12 4-2,4 7.6-8.7 (Quiz 11) Phasor Diagrams, Phasor Analysis 7.22, 24,25, 27,29,30,34 13 4-9,11 7.7-7.8 (Quiz 12) Phasor Analysis, SPICE 7. 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 51, 57, 63, 64, 67, 70, 71, 75,76,77 14 4-16,18 7.9 (Quiz 13) Equivalent Circuits, Transient Circuits 4.33,42,49, 61,63; 6.18,22,41,44 (Do not hand in) 15 4-23,25 Review (Quiz 14 – Optional) Phasor Analysis, OP Amp Examples, General Nodal and Loop Analysis Problems 7.45, 59 plus problems in class (Do not hand in) 16 5-3 Final Exam – 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM