ECEN 2250 – Introduction to Circuits & Electronics

Spring 2014 - MWF 9:00–9:50 am - ECCR 151 - Professor G. Moddel

Please check this page and the schedule regularly – Last update: 13 May 14

 

  • The graded final exams are available to be picked up at the front desk in the ECE office. The solution is here. Have a great summer!
  • Remember to return your myDAQ to the E-Store.
  • The results of the in-class survey on textbook reading are shown here.
  • The steps to solving 1st order circuits with constant forcing functions are given here.
  • There will be an optional problem session every Wednesday for the rest of the semester.

 

General Course Information

Homework assignments & solutions

Contact Information

Assignments & Grading

Syllabus

Individual issues

Exams

Final exam solution

Resources

Steps to solving 1st order circuits with constant forcing functions

How to do well

Semiconductor Supplement

 

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

 

Jan 13  Circuit variables & symbols

Reading: Ch. 1

Jan 15

Reading: 2-1

Jan 17  Sources & Kirchhoff’s laws

Reading: 2-2

HW1 due

 

Jan 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No class.

Jan 22  Analyzing circuits

Reading: 2-3

Jan 24  Equivalent circuits, voltage & current division

Reading: 2-4, 2-5

HW2 due

 

Jan 27  Voltage & current division (cont.) & circuit reduction

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

Jan 29  Node-voltage analysis

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

Jan 31

HW3 due

 

Feb 3  Superposition

Reading: 3-3

Feb 5  Equivalent sources

Reading: 3-4

Review Session (optional): 3 pm in ECEE 1B32

Feb 7  Exam 1

 

Feb 10

Feb 12  Maximum signal transfer

Reading: 3-5

Feb 14  Dependent sources

Reading: 4-1, 4-2

HW4 due

 

Feb 17  Semiconductors

Reading: Semiconductor supplement pp. 330-347 (skim)

Feb 19  Semiconductor diodes

Feb 21  Semiconductor transistors and ICs

Reading: Semiconductor supplement pp. 361-380 (skim)

HW5 due

 

Feb 24  OP AMP circuits

Reading: 4-3

Feb 26  OP AMP circuit analysis

Reading: 4-4

Feb 28 

HW6 due

 

Mar 3  OP AMP circuit design

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

Mar 5  Waveforms

Reading: 5-1, 5-2

Review Session (optional): 3 pm in ECEE 1B32

Mar 7  Exam 2

 

Mar 10  Capacitors

Reading: 6-1

Mar 12  Inductors

Reading: 6-2

Mar 14  Equivalent reactances

Reading: 6-4

HW7 due

 

Mar 17  Dynamic OP AMP circuits

Reading: 6-3

Mar 19  RC & RL circuits

Reading: 7-1

Problem Session (optional): 3 pm in ECEE 1B32

Mar 21  Step response

Reading: 7-2

HW8 due

 

Mar 24

Spring break

Mar 26

Spring break

Mar 28

Spring break

 

March 31  Initial & final conditions

Reading: 7-3

Apr 2  Sinusoids

Reading: 5-4, 5-6

Problem Session (optional): 3 pm in ECEE 1B32

Apr 4  Sinusoidal response

Reading: 7-4

HW9A due

 

Apr 7  Sinusoidal steady state & phasors

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

HW9B due

Apr 9  Impedance

Reading: 8-2

Problem Session (optional): 3 pm in ECEE 1B32

Apr 11  Exam 3

 

Apr 14  Circuit analysis with phasors

Reading: 8-3

Apr 16  Circuit properties with phasors

Reading: 8-4

Problem Session (optional): 3 pm in ECEE 1B32

Apr 18  General circuit analysis with phasors

Reading: 8-5

HW10 due

 

Apr 21  Power

Reading: 8-6

Apr 23  Coupled inductors

Reading: 15-2, 15-2

Problem Session (optional): 3 pm in ECEE 1B32

Apr 25  myDAQ & Ideal transformer

Material covered: 15-3, 15-4

HW11 due

 

Apr 28

Power transformers

Material covered: 15-5

Apr 30  LTspice

Load onto your laptop in advance (optional) & bring to class. Guide to getting started.

Problem Session (optional): 3 pm in ECEE 1B32

May 2

Course review (slides)

myDAQ report due

 

May 5

Problem Session: 4 pm in ECEE 1B32

May 7 (Wednesday) 

Final exam: 7:30 - 10:00 pm