ECEN 2250 – Introduction to Circuits & Electronics

Spring 2016 - MWF 9:00–9:50 am – ECEE 1B32 - Professor G. Moddel

Please check this page and the schedule regularly – Last update: 4 Feb 16

 

  • Rish will host a pre-exam study session on Thur, Feb 4, at 4-5 pm in ECEE 265 (two floors above the regular classroom). He will start by going over the pop quizzes.
  • See exam 1 study materials below. There are study questions and a sample quiz.
  • You can use calculators on the exam, but only for simple numerical calculations. To solve coupled equations, you must show your work (you may use Cramer’s rule or another method, but you must write it out).

 

General Course Information

Homework assignments & solutions

Contact Information

Assignments & Grading

Syllabus

Individual issues

Exams & Quizzes

Quiz solutions

Exam 1 study questions    Solutions

Exam 1 sample     Solution

Resources

Reading a textbook for understanding

Reading a textbook effectively

 

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

 

Jan 11  Circuit variables & symbols

Reading: Ch. 1

Jan 13

Reading: 2-1

Jan 15  Sources & Kirchhoff’s laws

Reading: 2-2

HW1 due

 

Jan 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No class.

Jan 20  Analyzing circuits

Reading: 2-3

Jan 22  Equivalent circuits, voltage & current division

Reading: 2-4, 2-5

HW2 due

 

Jan 25  Voltage & current division (cont.) & circuit reduction

Reading: 2-6, Web Appendix A (W-1 – W-5)

Jan 27  Node-voltage analysis

Reading: 3-1 (skip pp. 78-79)

Jan 29

HW3 due

 

Feb 1  Superposition

Reading: 3-3

Feb 3  Equivalent sources

Reading: 3-4

Review Session: 4 PM in regular classroom

Feb 5  Exam 1

 

Feb 8

Feb 10  Maximum signal transfer

Reading: 3-5

Feb 12  Dependent sources

Reading: 4-1, 4-2

HW4 due

 

Feb 15  OP AMP circuits

Reading: 4-3

Feb 17  OP AMP circuit analysis

Reading: 4-4

Feb 19 

HW5 due

 

Feb 22  OP AMP circuit design

Reading: 4-5, pp. 208-211 & 223-225

Feb 24  Waveforms

Reading: 5-1, 5-2

Feb 26  Capacitors

Reading: 6-1

HW6 due

 

Feb 29  Inductors

Reading: 6-2

Mar 2  Equivalent reactances

Reading: 6-4

Mar 4  Exam 2

 

Mar 7  Dynamic OP AMP circuits

Reading: 6-3

Mar 9  RC & RL circuits

Reading: 7-1

Mar 11  Step response

Reading: 7-2

HW7 due

 

Mar 14  Initial & final conditions

Reading: 7-3

Mar 16  Sinusoids

Reading: 5-4, 5-6

Mar 18  Sinusoidal response

Reading: 7-4

HW8 due

 

Mar 21

Spring break

Mar 23

Spring break

Mar 26

Spring break

 

Mar 28  Sinusoidal steady state & phasors

Reading: 8-1, Appendix A (pp. 889-892)

Mar 30  Impedance

Reading: 8-2

Apr 1  Circuit analysis with phasors

Reading: 8-3

HW9 due

 

Apr 4  Circuit properties with phasors

Reading: 8-4

Apr69  General circuit analysis with phasors

Reading: 8-5

 

Apr 8  Exam 3

 

Apr 11  myDAQ & Ideal transformer

Material covered: 15-3, 15-4

Apr 13  Power

Reading: 8-6

Apr 15  Coupled inductors

Reading: 15-2, 15-2

HW10 due

 

Apr 18 

Power transformers

Material covered: 15-5

Apr 20 

Apr 22 

HW11 due

 

Apr 25

myDAQ report due

Apr 27 

Apr 29

Course review

HW12 due

 

May ?

Problem Session

May 5 (Thursday) 

Final exam: 4:30 - 7:00 pm