Prince George's Community College: EGR 2030: Circuit Analysis

Course Description:

This course introduces the advanced student to the theory of circuit analysis. This course studies concepts using complex analysis techniques that apply to the electrical engineering, general engineering, and advanced science student alike.

This course will examine classical analysis techniques of AC/DC circuits using Kirchoff's laws, mesh and nodal methods, phasor notation, superposition, the application of Thevenin's and Norton's theorem, and the like. Other topics will include transient analysis of first and second-order circuits, frequency response, polyphase circuits, two-port networks, amplifiers, and digital logic. Different tools to aid in the solution of circuits will be performed such as Laplace transformations, transfer functions in the solution of transient analysis, and FFTs for signal analysis.

Analysis using different computer simulation techniques will be introduced for a variety of circuits. This introduction will serve as a primer for latter more advanced courses in the junior and senior year of college.

Since circuit analysis is general concept in engineering, this course will examine through-out the course circuit elements (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sources, etc.) and their underlying concepts extending circuit analysis to all the different scientific and engineering fields.

Prerequisite: EGR 1010 and PHY 2030
Corequisite: MAT 2460
2 class/3 lab hrs.


Required Books:
Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering 5th Edition.  Rizzoni, Giorgio.  McGraw-Hill (2007).
Schaum's Outline of Electric Circuits 4th Edition.  Nahvi, Mahmood and Edminister, Joseph A.  McGraw-Hill (2003).

Recommended books:
Circuit Analysis Demystified 1st Edition.  McMahon, David   McGraw-Hill (2007).
Practical Electronics for Inventors 2nd Edition.  Scherz, Paul  McGraw-Hill (2007). Required book for laboratory
Pocket Book for Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists 3rd Edition. Finkelstein, Leo. McGraw-Hill (2007).
MATLAB DeMystified. McMahon, David. McGraw-Hill (2007).

Helpful books:
To be added as the semester progresses.

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