  
Student Learning Outcomes 
 Students will correctly identify the production, characteristics, applications, and voltage change methods of Direct Current and Alternating Current.
 Students will correctly calculate quantities in DC and AC circuits containing resistive devices,capacitors, and inductors using Ohm?s and Watt?s Laws, Kirchoff?s Laws, and appropriate circuit analysis methods.

Description  
 Analysis of lumped, linear circuits in steady state DC and AC. Principals and Laws are used such as Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorem. Method of analyze circuit also include Linearity, Superposition, Source Transformation, and Maximum Power Transfer. First and second order circuits' complete response, AC power and steadystate analysis, frequency and transient response and circuits using opamps.


Course Objectives  
 The student will be able to:
 apply basic laws  Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law to resistive circuits.
 perform mesh and nodal analysis.
 apply circuit theorems including Thevenin's and Norton's Theorem.
 analyze linear circuits containing operational amplifiers.
 analyze first and second order circuits.
 understand and able to use phasors for steadystate sinusoidal circuit analysis.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment  
  Rooms with computers for animation, simulation, projectors for lecturing.
 Computer programs for simulation, such as Pspice, Multisim, Workbench, etc.

Course Content (Body of knowledge)  
  Fundamental concepts, including the definitions of
 charge
 current
 voltage
 energy
 power
 Fundamental laws governing circuit behavior including those of
 Ohm's Law and
 Kirchhoff's Law
 Series and Parallel Resistive Circuit
 Voltage Division Theory
 Current Division Theory
 DeltaWye transformations
 A treatment of sourceresistor networks and methods of analysis:
 Nodal Analysis and Super Nodes
 Mesh Analysis and Super Mesh
 Systematic simultaneous equations, and their application to the solution of simple sourceresistor networks with many nodes and meshes
 Network theorems:
 Thevenin's Theorem,
 Norton's Theorem;
 maximum power transfer, and
 Superposition
 Source Transformations
 Linearity
 Operational Amplifiers
 Practical Op Amps
 Ideal Op Amps
 Voltage Follower
 Noninverting Amplifier
 Inverting Amplifier
 Differential Amplifier
 Fundamentals of energy storage elements, including current voltage and power relations
 Capacitors
 Inductors
 Series and Parallel Equivalents
 Integrators and Differentiators
 Linear, constant coefficient, differential equations, and solution by substitution, includes consideration of boundary conditions, natural and forced solutions
 Transient Response
 RC Circuits  Natural and Forced Response
 RL Circuits  Natural and Forced Response
 RC/RL Circuits  Step Response
 RLC Circuits  Natural and Forced Response
 Sinusoidal steady state network response
 Sinusoid
 Phasor Analysis includes frequency response of simple first and second order networks
 Impedance and Admittance
 Circuit Theories
 Kirchhoff's Laws
 Nodal Analysis
 Mesh Analysis
 Superposition Theorem
 Source Transformation
 Thevenin and Norton's Theorems
 Power in sinusoidal driven networks
 Average and RMS values,
 real and imaginary power components

Methods of Evaluation  
  Midterm Exams
 Weekly Quizzes and/or problem sets
 Final examination

Representative Text(s)  
 Irwin, J. David. Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, 10th ed. Riverside, NJ: MacMillan Publishing Co., 2011.

Disciplines  
 Engineering


Method of Instruction  
 Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises.


Lab Content  
 Not applicable.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments  
  Homework Problems: Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material. Homework ranging from 20 to 30 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.
 Lecture: Five hours per week covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.
 Weekly reading assignments from text and outside sources. Roughly one chapter per week.
