University of Colorado Boulder

ECEN 2250 – Introduction to Circuits & Electronics - Fall 2017

Prof. Sean Shaheen

TA's: Selena Leitner & Ryan Sullivan

3:00 - 3:50 pm MWF

Locations: MW, ECCR 1B40 (lecture); F, KOBL S135 (studio)

All course materials are posted on the D2L page.

Course Calendar

Last update 3 December 2017

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Aug 28

Welcome and introduction

Aug 30 - Chapter 1: Introduction & symbols 

1-3 Circuit Variables

Sept 1 - Studio 1  

Sept 4

Labor Day

Sept 6 - Chapter 2: Basic Circuit Analysis 

2-1 Element Constraints, 2-2 Connection Constraints

HW 1 due

Sept 8 - Studio 2 

Sept 11 - Chapter 2: Basic Circuit Analysis 

2-2 Connection Constraints

Sept 13 - Chapter 2: Basic Circuit Analysis  

2-3 Combined Constraints, 2-4 Equivalent Circuits

HW 2 due

Sept 15 - Studio 3

Sept 18 - Chapter 2: Basic Circuit Analysis 

2-5 Voltage and Current Division

Sept 20 - Chapter 2: Basic Circuit Analysis  

2-6 Circuit Reduction

HW 3 due

Sept 22 - Studio 4 

Sept 25 - Chapter 3: Circuit Analysis Techniques

Node-Voltage Analysis

Tuesday, 9/26: Exam review session 7:00-8:30 pm, ECCR 245

Sept 27 - Chapter 3: Circuit Analysis Techniques< 

3-1 Node-Voltage Analysis

HW 4 due

Sept 29 -  Hour Exam I

Location: ECCR 1B40 (last names A-J) or KOBL S135 (last names K-Z)

Oct 2 - Chapter 3: Circuit Analysis Techniques< 

3-1 Node-voltage analysis; Cramer's rule

Oct 4 - Chapter 3: Circuit Analysis Techniques< 

3-3 Linearity

Oct 6 - Studio 5

Oct 9 - Chapter 3: Circuit Analysis Techniques< 

3-3 Linearity

Oct 11 - Chapter 3: Circuit Analysis Techniques< 

3-4 Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits

HW 5 due

 Oct 13 - Studio 6 

Oct 16 - Chapter 3: Circuit Analysis Techniques< 

3-5 Maximum Signal Transfer

Oct 18 - Chapter 4: Active Circuits  

4-1 Linear Dependent Sources

HW 6 due

Oct 20 - Studio 7 

Oct 23 - Chapter 4: Active Circuits 

4-2 Analysis of Circuits with Dependent Sources

Oct 25 - Chapter 4: Active Circuits 

4-2 Analysis of Circuits with Dependent Sources

4-3 The Operational Amplifier

HW 7 due

Oct 27 - Studio 8 

Oct 30 - Chapter 4: Active Circuits 

4-4 OP AMP Circuit Analysis

Nov 1 - No class 

Exam review session 6:00-7:30 pm, ECCR 245

HW 8 due

Nov 3 -  Hour Exam II

Location: ECCR 1B40 (last names K-Z) or KOBL S135 (last names A-J)

Nov 6 - No class; exam make-up

Nov 8 - Chapter 5: Signal Waveforms

Step function; delta function; exponential function; sinusoidal functions

Nov 10 - Chapter 6: Capacitance and Inductance

6-1 The Capacitor

Nov 13 - Chapter 6: Capacitance and Inductance 

6-2 The Inductor

Nov 15 - Chapter 6: Capacitance and Inductance 

6-3 Dynamic Op Amp Circuits

6-4 Equivalent Capacitance and Inductance

HW 9 due

Nov 17 - Studio 9  

Nov 20 

Fall Break

Nov 22 

Fall Break

Nov 24 

Fall Break

Nov 27 - Chapter 7: First and Second Order Circuits 

7-1 RC and RL Circuits

7-2 First-Order Circuit Step Response

Nov 29 - Chapter 7: First and Second Order Circuits 

7-3 Initial and Final Conditions

7-4 First-Order Circuit Response to Sinusoidal Inputs

Dec 1 - Studio 10 

HW 10 due

Dec 4 - Chapter 8: Sinusoidal Steady-State Response 

8-1 Sinusoids and Phasors

8-2 Phasor Circuit Analysis

Dec 6 - Chapter 8: Sinusoidal Steady-State Response   

8-3 Basic Phasor Circuit Analysis and Design

Dec 8 - Chapter 8: Sinusoidal Steady-State Response

8-4 Circuit Theorems with Phasors

HW 11 due

Dec 11 - Chapter 8: Sinusoidal Steady-State Response 

8-5 General Circuit Analysis with Phasors

Dec 13 - Final Exam Review 

HW 12 due

December 19 (Tuesday) 

Final exam: 7:30 - 10:00 pm

Location: ECCR 1B40 (last names A-J) or ECCR 245 (last names K-Z)