ECEN 2250 - Introduction to Circuits & Electronics
||ECEN 2250 (3). Introduction to Circuits & Electronics.
Introduces linear circuit analysis and design, including extensive use of OP
amps. Presents DC networks, including node and mesh analysis with controlled
sources. Analysis of RL and RC circuits for both transient and sinusoidal
steady-state responses using phasors.
Credits and Design
||3 credit hours. Required core course.
Calculus 2 for Engineers.
Introduction to Differential Equations with Linear Algebra.
||Michael Lightner, Peter Mathys, Robert McLeod,
||Roland E. Thomas, Albert J. Rosa, and Gregory J. Toussaint,
The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits, 7th Edition,
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.td>
For students to:
- Understand the basic principles and abstractions that are used
to analyze and design linear electronic circuits and systems.
- Understand the language of electrical engineering and how to
formulate and solve basic electrical engineering problems.
- Understand how linear electronic circuits and systems fit into
the larger context of engineering careers, ethics, societal and
global needs, and environmental concerns.
After taking this course students will be able to recognize and use
the following concepts, ideas, and/or tools:
- Basic circuit analysis and design, including Ohm's
law and Kirchhoff's laws.
- Active devices, including dependent sources and
- ac Circuit analysis and design, including phasors
and first order differential equations.
- Circuit analysis and design tools, including
LTspice and Matlab.
- Circuits in context, aimed at awareness of
contemporary issues in electrical engineering and their societal implications
and global contexts.
- i-v characteristics, Ohm's law
- Voltage and current sources, dependent sources
- Kirchhoff voltage and current laws
- Linearity and superposition
- Node-voltage analysis
- Introduction to capacitors and inductors
- Complex numbers and phasors
- Impedance and frequency response
- Diodes and transistors
- Operational amplifiers
- Capacitors and inductors
- OpAmp circuit analysis and design
- First order differential equations
- Block diagrams
- Signal waveforms
- Time domain analysis of RC, RL circuits
- Mutual inductance
Last revised: 03-18-11, PM, ARP.