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EGN6. Introduction to Circuit Analysis (4)

Prerequisite: PHY-4B: Electricity and Magnetism with a grade of "C" or better.Corequisite: MAT 5: Differential Equations.Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 HrsLecture: Lab: Semesters offered: Spring 2015Instructor: Dr. Melissa Hornstein |
An introduction to the analysis of electrical circuits. Use of analytical techniques based on the application of circuit laws and network theorems. Analysis of DC and AC circuits containing resistors, capacitors, inductors, dependent sources, operational amplifiers, and/or switches. Natural and forced responses of first and second order RLC circuits; the use of phasors; AC power calculations; power transfer; and energy concepts. Basic use of electrical test and measurement instruments including multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and function generators. Use of circuit simulation software. Interpretation of measured and simulated data based on principles of circuit analysis for DC, transient, and sinusoidal steady-state (AC) conditions. Elementary circuit design. Practical considerations such as component value tolerance and non-ideal aspects of laboratory instruments. Construction and measurement of basic operational amplifier circuits. |