GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Department of Physical Science and Engineering
Welcome to Circuit Analysis!
EGR 203 Circuit Analysis
Reference No. 4420
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Scott D. Johnson, Associate Professor, Engineering Coordinator, Physical Sciences and Engineering
OTHER LOCATIONS: CH-308 (Faculty Resource Room) and CH-100 (Department)
PHONE NUMBERS: 301-386-7536 (Office) or 301-322-0420 (Department Main Line)
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
To facilitate e-mail communication with me, please include the following code: CCGP06 along with the course designation (EGR 203) in the subject of any e-mails to me during the Fall 2006 semester.
Example: EGR203: Need help on polyphase circuits: CCGP06
WEB PAGE: http://academic.pgcc.edu/~sjohnson
OFFICE HOURS: MW 5-6pm,7:15-7:45pm; TTh 2:30-3:30pm, by appointment all other times
This course introduces the
student to the theory of circuit analysis. This course studies
concepts using complex analysis techniques that apply to the
electrical engineering student and the general engineering student
Circuit elements (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sources, and the like) and concepts will be examined from different perspectives that extend circuit analysis to the different engineering fields. This course will examine classical analysis techniques 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.
Analysis using different computer programs will be introduced for simple circuits. This introduction will serve as a primer for latter more advance courses in the junior and senior year of college.
MAT 246 Complete or concurrent; PHY 203 Completed
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of the course a student will be able to
Describe and apply basic circuit laws to simple circuit problems.
Demonstrate the ability to design and analyze a simple practical circuit.
Demonstrate the ability to use complex analysis to understand a circuit and its elements.
Use a circuit analysis software (Spice, PSpice, or similar product) or a general purpose programming language (MATLAB, Fortran, or a similar language) to analyze a simple circuit.
Demonstrate the use of basic circuit techniques such as mesh analysis and the application of Thevenin's and Norton's theorem.
Identify and describe circuit components, simple electronic circuits and their circuit models.
and Applications of Electrical Engineering
Rizzoni, Giorgio. McGraw-Hill
Schaum's Outline of Electric Circuits 4th Edition. Nahvi, Mahmood and Edminister, Joseph A. McGraw-Hill (2003).
MATLAB Tutorial CD: Learning MATLAB Superfast . Daku, Brian. John Wiley & Sons (2005).
OTHER REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:
Spice or PSpice software
Pens, Pencils, Eraser, Straight edge, Paper, and Calculator are required for every class.
OUTSIDE CLASS REQUIREMENTS:
As with any class an amount of time at least equivalent to two times the credit hours is expected to be performed for homework and labs. Please allot sufficient time for homework.
Homework will be assigned each week including the first week.
Evaluation of student performance is to be based on:
Unannounced quizzes and homework will account for approximately 25% of the semester grade. Homework consists of problem sets.
Two (mid-term and final) comprehensive in-class test on circuit elements and circuit analysis will account for approximately 25% of the semester grade each.
A four to five page report will account for approximately 25% of the semester grade. This report is to be an original individual work.
HOW ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED
Homework is due at the start of class (or before) except for in-class projects.
Make-up homework, quizzes, and/or tests are up to the discretion of the teacher (excused absences only).
New topics are to be covered each week and include but are not limited to the following subjects. This outline is subject to change.
Week 1 Circuit Elements and Concepts
Week 2 Kirchoff's Laws
Week 3 Network Analysis
Week 4 AC Network Analysis
Week 5 Transient Analysis
Week 6 Amplifiers and Operational Amplifiers
Week 7 Frequency response and system concepts
Week 8 Polyphase circuits
Week 9 Two-Port Networks
Week 10 Circuit Analysis Using Computers; Pop-Quiz
Week 11 Semiconductors
Week 12 Semiconductors: Analog uses
Week 13 Semiconductors: Digital uses
Week 14 Digital Logic
Week 15 Survey of advanced electrical engineering topics
A new chapter should be read each week usually following the title of the topic above. Problems will be based off of the reading.
Quizzes will all be unannounced so be prepared.
Tests will be announced a week before and will depend on our progress in the classroom.
Food and drink in limited quantities (snacks, not meals) are permitted in restricted areas (not near electronics) and will be revoked if proper cleanliness is found wanting.
Cell phones must be in vibrate mode and are only to be answered for emergencies (step outside please).
Common courtesy is to apply at all times.
Labor Day - College closed - No classes
Sat.-Mon., Sept. 2-4
Last day to apply for fall graduation
Friday, September 15
Last day to change from "audit to credit" or "credit to audit" for full-semester classes
Friday, September 29
Midterm - middle of semester; class will speed up
Wednesday, October 18
College Enrichment Day - No classes
Tuesday, October 24
Last day to withdraw from full-semester classes
Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Break - No classes
Wed., November 22
Thurs.-Sun., November 23-26
Final exam period/last week of classes
Monday, December 11
Winter Break - College closed
Thurs.-Wed., December 21 - January 3
Registration begins (Engineers should register NOW)
Thursday January 8
Classes begin spring 2007
Monday January 29
No lab, however computer programming maybe done in class (CH-307) on the portable PCs during designated time periods.
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