EE 221 Circuits II

                                                                               Fall 2000

Instructor: Dr. Vijay P. Singh

Office: 453 Anderson Hall



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Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m., or by appointment

TA: Ms. Muthulakshmi Muthukumarasamy


Office: 459 Anderson Hall

Office hours: MW, 9-11 a.m.

Meeting Time: The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room RMB-R0323  from 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Text: Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis (6th Edition), J.D. Irwin and C. Wu, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999
(ISBN 0-471-36574-2)

Optional Text:
1. The SPICE  Book, A.Vladimirescu, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1994 (ISBN 0-471-60926-9) .
2.. Study Guide to Accompany Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis (6th Edition), B. Dillard, John Wiley                                    Sons, Inc. 1999(ISBN 0-471-36648-X)

Grading Policy:  Your grade will be based on:
                                                 homework assignments(12)                                       10%
                                                 quiz scores (8)                                                          40%
                                                 1 MidTerm Test                                                       15%
                                                 1 final exam                                                              20%
                                                  Project                                                                    15%

  Course Description

Analysis and design methods for analog linear circuits whose elements consist of passive and active components used in modern engineering practice, including transfer functions, network parameters, and a design project involving modern design practices. Prereq: EE 211. Concur: MA 214.

Expected Outcomes:

A student who has successfully completed this course should have the:

1. Ability to perform an AC steady-state power analysis on single-phase circuits.
2. Ability to perform an AC steady-state power analysis on three-phase circuits.
3. Ability to analyze circuits containing mutual inductance and ideal transformers.
4. Ability to derive transfer functions (variable-frequency response) from circuits containing independent sources, dependent sources, resistors, capacitors, inductors, operational amplifiers, transformers, and mutualinductance elements.
5. Ability to derive two-port parameters from circuits containing resistive and impedance elements.
6. The ability to use SPICE to compute circuit voltages, currents, andtransfer functions.
7. Ability to describe a solution with functional block diagrams (top-downdesign approach).
8. Ability to work as a team to formulate and solve an engineering problem.
9. Ability to use computer programs (such as MATLAB and SPICE) for optimizing design parameters and verify design performance.

Homework policy: Homeworks will generally be assigned each week on Thursday and due the following Thursday. The homework assignments will be distributed  in the Class and/or Web. The homework is to be turned in at the beginning of the class period. No late homework will be accepted.Solutions will be available in the Engineering Library. Students finding difficulty understanding a particular topic or homework problem are encouraged to meet with the TA or the instructor during their office hours. Homework problems are intended to help the students develop outcomes 1 ,2,3,4 5.

Quizzes and Exams policy: There will be atleast  eight in class quizzes,one Mid Term Test and a comprehensive final exam. The quizzes may be given at any time during a class period and will typically be allotted 10 to 30 minutes. The quiz material can be anything covered in class prior to that lecture period. Failure to write a quiz will result in a score of zero. Allowances will be made under extreme circumstances, and if an official excuse is presented to the instructor. No makeup quizzes will be given. Upon the receipt of a graded quiz, if you have any question regarding the grading, it must be submitted in writing to the instructor within 24 hours from the time the quiz was returned. The quizzes are intended to evaluate the degree to which outcomes 1, 2,3,4,5 are being achieved.

Honor System: All work written in the quizzes and projects must be your own. Failure to abide by this rule will result, at a minimum, in a zero score for the quiz or project and further action following University of Kentucky regulations. Homework solutions can be discussed with your colleagues but the work you submit must be your own.

Attendance: If a student is to be absent from class for an extended period of time (two classes or more), the Instructor must be notified in advance, if possible, or by the second class of the absence.

Midterm Project: There will be a midterm team project (date to be announced). The instructor will appoint teams of 2 to 3 students. The project will have three graded components:

1. A problem statement and proposed general solution with a timetable and distribution of effort for team members
2. A final report describing the design solution with performance evaluation
3. An engineering notebook ( a technical diary of your work) from each team member

Items 1) and 2) are expected to be completed using a word processor and printed out using a laser printer or high quality ink jet printer. Graphs and tables should also be generated electronically. Note that each team will only hand in one proposal and one final report. Each student will be required to hand in an engineering note book, providing a technical diary of their contribution to the project. Notes in the engineering notebook can be hand written or typed, and can contain cut outs from computer print outs for graphs, circuit diagrams, etc.

The midterm project is intended to help develop and evaluate student skills related to outcomes 6,7,8 and 9.

Final Exam: A comprehensive final exam will be given . Any student having a legal conflict on that exam day will need to notify the instructor no later than the last week of classes. Anyone failing to notify the instructor after this time will have to take the exam during the scheduled time.

Grading Assignment will be based on your final grade for the course based on the quizzes, homeworks, midterm project and final exam, as outlined above.  The letter grade assignment will then be calculated according to the table below.
Final Grade
Letter Grade
85-100 %
75-85 %
60-75 %
Below 50%