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

Course Description:

This course introduces the advance student to the theory of circuit analysis. This course studies concepts using complex analysis techniques that apply to the electrical engineering, general engineering, and advance 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, diodes, transistors, 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 advance courses in the junior and senior year of college. Some design of circuit boards and testing will also be required in this course.

Since circuit analysis is a 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.

Laboratory work is part of this course. There will be at least one lab project per week. The lab will cover a variety of skills. See lab template (note actual labs will vary from year to year).

Team work along with communication skills (oral, written, and graphical) are exercised throughout the course. Prerequisite: EGR 1010 and PHY 2030
Corequisite: MAT 2460
Credits: 4 credits (3 class/2 lab hrs.)


Required Books:
Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering 5th Edition.  Rizzoni, Giorgio.  McGraw-Hill (2007).
Schaum's Outline of Electric Circuits 6th 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 3rd Edition.  Scherz, Paul and Monk, Simon  McGraw-Hill (2013). Required book for laboratory
Pocket Book for Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists 3rd Edition. Finkelstein, Leo. McGraw-Hill (2007).
Getting Started with MATLAB: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers.  Pratap, Rudra.  Oxford University Press (2009).
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To be added as the semester progresses.

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