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ECE 201. Circuit Analysis I

Credits: 3
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Description: Current variables and elements, resistive circuits, voltage and current laws, techniques of circuit analysis, network theorems, RL, RC and RLC circuits, computer-aided analysis.
Prerequisites: MATH 221, PHYS 234
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate and apply the fundamental concepts of current, voltage, and power.
2. Analyze the functional operation of the resistor and independent/dependent voltage and current sources.
3. Apply basic laws (i.e., Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, resistance and source combination, voltage and current division) in the analysis of DC circuits.
4. Apply standard techniques (i.e., mesh and nodal analysis, linearity and superposition, source transformations, and Thevenin's and Norton's theorems) to analyze DC circuits.
5. Analyze and design basic op amp circuits.
6. Understand the concepts of inductance and capacitance, and the functional operation of the inductor and capacitor.
7. Determine the complete response of RL, RC, and RLC circuits.
8. Demonstrate proficiency in the basic operation of the DC power supply, digital multimeter (DMM), digitizing oscilloscope, and waveform generator. Construct circuits containing R's, L's, and C's, and capture the response with the digitizing oscilloscope.
9. Carry out PSpice simulations (DC bias point and transient analyses) of circuits containing R's, L's, C's, independent/dependent sources, and operational amplifiers.

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