Week 
Date 
Class material* 
Homework** (due next class/lab period) Solutions 
1 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 
Introduction to Circuit Analysis

 Acquire a copy of the textbook.
 Acquire a lab binder.
 Update email address on PAWS.
 Optional: sign up for Hartnell College Emergency Alerts.
 Read lab 1 in advance of the lab. (You will receive the hardcopy on Friday.)


Friday, January 24, 2014 
Chapter 1: Circuit Variables
 1.1: Electrical Engineering: An Overview
 1.2: The International System of Units
 1.3: Circuit Analysis: An Overview
 1.4: Voltage and Current
 1.5: The Ideal Basic Circuit Element
 1.6: Power and Energy

 Read chapter 1.
 Do problems 1.171.30.


Friday, January 24, 2014 
Lab 1: Introduction to Lab Equipment 
 Do theoretical calculations for the lab report (in your lab binder): B2, C5, C6, D3.
 Answer postlab #1 questions (in your lab binder).
 You may wish to use the function generator manual for your postlab, which can be found here.

2 
Monday, January 27, 2014 
Chapter 2: Circuit Elements
 2.1: Voltage and Current Sources
 2.2: Electrical Resistance (Ohm’s Law)
 2.3: Construction of a Circuit Model

 Read chapter 2.12.3.
 Do problems (Section 2.1) 2.12.9.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014 
Chapter 2: Circuit Elements

 Read chapter 2.4.
 Do problems (Section 2.4) 2.182.26.


Friday, January 31, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 2: Circuit Elements
 2.5: Analysis of a Circuit Containing Dependent Sources

 Read chapter 2.5.
 Do problems (Section 2.5) 2.272.30.
 Read lab 2 in advance of the lab and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance (e.g. A5, B1, B2).


Friday, January 31, 2014 
Lab 2: Resistance Measurements and Introduction to Spice 
 Download B2Spice v4 Lite onto your PC.
 Do theoretical calculations for the lab report (in your lab binder).
 Answer postlab #2 questions (in your lab binder).

3 
Monday, February 3, 2014 
Chapter 3: Simple Resistive Circuits
 3.1: Resistors in Series
 3.2: Resistors in Parallel

 Read chapter 3.13.2.
 Do problems (Sections 3.13.2) 3.13.7


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 
Takehome Quiz Chapter 3: Simple Resistive Circuits
 3.3: The VoltageDivider and CurrentDivider Circuits
 3.4: Voltage Division and Current Division

 Read chapter 3.33.4.
 Do problems (Sections 3.33.4) 3.10, 3.11, 3.14, 3.15, 3.18, 3.19, 3.253.30


Friday, February 7, 2014 
No class – Lincoln’s Day 


Friday, February 7, 2014 
No lab – Lincoln’s Day 

4 
Monday, February 10, 2014 
Chapter 3: Simple Resistive Circuits
 3.5: Measuring Voltage and Current
 3.6: Measuring Resistance – The Wheatstone Bridge (see lab 4)
 3.7: DeltatoWye (PitoTee) Equivalent Circuits

 Read chapter 3.53.7.
 Do problems (Section 3.5) 3.33
 Do problems (Sections 3.63.7) 3.533.60


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 
Chapter 3: Simple Resistive Circuits
 3.7: DeltatoWye (PitoTee) Equivalent Circuits
Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis

 Read lab 3 and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance (e.g. A13, B3, B6, B9, C1).
 Read chapter 4.1.
 Do problems (Section 4.1) 4.24.3


Friday, February 14, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis
 4.1: Terminology
 4.2: Introduction to the NodeVoltage Method

 Read chapter 4.14.2.
 Do problems (Section 4.2) 4.64.15


Friday, February 14, 2014 
Lab 3: Current and Voltage Divider Applications 
 Do postlab #3 (A8, A14, A15, C5) (in your lab binder).

5 
Monday, February 17, 2014 
No class – President’s Day 


Wednesday, February 19, 2014 
Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis
 4.2: Introduction to the NodeVoltage Method

 Read chapter 4.2.
 Do problems (Section 4.2) 4.64.15
 Read lab 4 and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance.


Friday, February 21, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis
 4.3: The NodeVoltage Method and Dependent Sources
 4.4: The NodeVoltage Method: Some Special Cases

 Read chapter 4.34.4.
 Do problems (Section 4.3) 4.174.20
 Do problems (Section 4.4) 4.214.29


Friday, February 21, 2014 
Lab 4: Wheatstone Bridge and Voltage Comparators 
 Do postlab (A7, B10) (in your lab binder).

6 
Monday, February 24, 2014 
Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis
 4.4: The NodeVoltage Method: Some Special Cases
 4.5: Introduction to the MeshCurrent Method

 Read chapter 4.44.5.
 Do problems (Section 4.4) 4.214.29
 Do problems (Section 4.5) 4.314.36


Wednesday, February 26, 2014 
Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis
 4.6: The MeshCurrent Method and Dependent Sources
 4.7: The MeshCurrent Method: Some Special Cases

 Read chapter 4.64.7.
 Do problems (Section 4.6) 4.374.40
 Do problems (Section 4.7) 4.414.51
 Read lab 7 and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance.


Friday, February 28, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis
 4.8: The NodeVoltage Method Versus the MeshCurrent Method
 4.9: Source Transformations

 Read chapter 4.84.9.
 Do problems (Section 4.8) 4.524.58
 Do problems (Section 4.9) 4.594.62


Friday, February 28, 2014 
Lab 7: An Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors 

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Monday, March 3, 2014 
Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis
 4.10: Thevenin and Norton Equivalents

 Read chapter 4.10.
 Do problems (Section 4.10) 4.634.68, 4.71, 4.734.76.
 Also do the Thevenin/Norton problems from Lab 5.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014 
Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis
 4.11: More on Deriving a Thevenin Equivalent
 4.12: Maximum Power Transfer

 Read chapter 4.114.12.
 Do problems (Section 4.11) 4.774.78. No, we didn't learn the testsource technique in class. Try to learn it on your own.
 Do problems (Section 4.12) 4.794.89.
 Read lab 5 and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance.


Friday, March 7, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis

 Read chapter 4.13.
 Do problems (Section 4.13) 4.914.97.


Friday, March 7, 2014 
Lab 5: Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits 
 Do postlab #5 (in your lab binder).

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Monday, March 10, 2014 
Chapter 5: The Operational Amplifier
 5.1: Operational Amplifier Terminals
 5.2: Terminal Voltages and Currents



Wednesday, March 12, 2014 
Chapter 5: The Operational Amplifier
 5.3: The InvertingAmplifier Circuit
 5.4: The SummingAmplifier Circuit
 5.5: The NoninvertingAmplifier Circuit
 5.6: The DifferenceAmplifier Circuit

 Read chapter 5.35.6.
 Do problems (Sections 5.3) 5.85.10.
 Do problems (Sections 5.4) 5.115.15.
 Do problems (Sections 5.5) 5.165.23.
 Do problems (Sections 5.6) 5.265.29, 5.31.
 Read lab 8 and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance.


Friday, March 14, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 5: The Operational Amplifier
 5.3: The InvertingAmplifier Circuit
 5.4: The SummingAmplifier Circuit
 5.5: The NoninvertingAmplifier Circuit
 5.6: The DifferenceAmplifier Circuit

 Read chapter 5.35.6.
 An inverting amplifier is an op amp circuit producing an output voltage that is an inverted, scaled replica of the input. Derive equation 5.10 (pg. 150) using nodevoltage (KCLs).
 A summing amplifier is an op amp circuit producing an output voltage that is a scaled sum of the input voltages. Derive equation 5.14 (pg. 152) using nodevoltage (KCLs).
 A noninverting amplifier is an op amp circuit producing an output voltage that is scaled replica of the input voltage. Derive equation 5.18 (pg. 153) using nodevoltage (KCLs).


Friday, March 14, 2014 
Lab 8: An Introduction to the 741 Operational Amplifier 
 Do postlab (B4) (in your lab binder).
 Lab books will be collected at the midterm lab practical on Friday. Make sure they are complete!

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Monday, March 17, 2014 
Chapter 5: The Operational Amplifier
 5.7: A More Realistic Model for the Operational Amplifier

 Read chapter 5.7.
 Do problems (Sections 5.7) 5.445.47.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 
Chapter 6: Inductance, Capacitance, and Mutual Inductance

 Read chapter 6.1.
 Do problems (Section 6.1) 6.16.13.


Friday, March 21, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 6: Inductance, Capacitance, and Mutual Inductance

 Read chapter 6.2.
 Do problems (Section 6.2) 6.146.19.


Friday, March 21, 2014 
Mid Term Lab Practical 
 Bring your lab book to the lab practical. It will be collected.

10 
Monday, March 24, 2014 
Chapter 6: Inductance, Capacitance, and Mutual Inductance
 6.1: The Inductor
 6.2: The Capacitor
 6.3: SeriesParallel Combinations of Inductance and Capacitance

 Read chapter 6.3.
 Do problems (Section 6.3) 6.206.33.
 Do problems (Section 6.16.3) 6.346.35.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014 
Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits
 7.1: The Natural Response of an RL Circuit

 Read chapter 7.1.
 Do problems (Section 7.1) 7.17.13, 7.177.20.
 Read lab 9 and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance.


Friday, March 28, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits
 7.1: The Natural Response of an RL Circuit



Friday, March 28, 2014 
Lab 9: A FourBit DigitalToAnalog Converter 

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Monday, March 31, 2014 
No class – Cesar Chavez Holiday 


Wednesday, April 2, 2014 
Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits
 7.1: The Natural Response of an RL Circuit
 7.2: The Natural Response of an RC Circuit

 Read chapter 7.17.2.
 Do problems (Section 7.2) 7.217.27, 7.317.32.
 Read lab 10 and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance.


Friday, April 4, 2014 
Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits
 7.3: The Step Responses of RL and RC Circuits

 Read chapter 7.3.
 Do problems (Section 7.3) 7.337.57, 7.637.64.
 Takehome quiz due Monday, slip it under my office door.


Friday, April 4, 2014 
Lab 10: An Introduction to the 555 Integrated Circuit Timer 

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Monday, April 7, 2014 
No class  class cancelled 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 
Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits
 7.3: The Step Responses of RL and RC Circuits
 7.4: A General Solution for Step and Natural Responses

 Read chapter 7.4.
 Do problems (Section 7.4) None.
 Read lab 11 and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance.


Friday, April 11, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits
 7.1: The Natural Response of an RL Circuit
 7.2: The Natural Response of an RC Circuit
 7.3: The Step Responses of RL and RC Circuits
 7.4: A General Solution for Step and Natural Responses



Friday, April 11, 2014 
Lab 11: Sinusoidal SteadyState Analysis and an
Introduction to Passive and Active Filters



Monday, April 14, 2014 
No class – Spring Break 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014 
No class – Spring Break 


Friday, April 18, 2014 
No class – Spring Break 


Friday, April 18, 2014 
No lab – Spring Break 

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Monday, April 21, 2014 
Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits
 8.1: Introduction to the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit
 8.2: The Forms of the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit

 Read chapter 8.18.2.
 Do problems (Sections 8.18.2) 8.18.20.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 
No class  class cancelled 


Friday, April 25, 2014 
Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits
 8.1: Introduction to the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit
 8.2: The Forms of the Natural Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit

Take home quiz due Monday 

Friday, April 25, 2014 
Lab 13: An Introduction to Power Supplies and Voltage Regulators 

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Monday, April 28, 2014 
Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits
 8.3: The Step Response of a Parallel RLC Circuit

 Read chapter 8.3.
 Do problems (Section 8.3) 8.248.38.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014 
Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits
 8.4: The Natural and Step Response of a Series RLC Circuit

 Read chapter 8.4.
 Do problems (Section 8.4) 8.398.56.
 Read lab 14 and do any theoretical calculations that you can in advance.


Friday, May 2, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits
 8.4: The Natural and Step Response of a Series RLC Circuit



Friday, May 2, 2014 
Lab 14: An Introduction to Switchmode Power Supplies 

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Monday, May 5, 2014 
Chapter 9: Sinusoidal SteadyState Analysis
 9.1: The Sinusoidal Source
 9.2: The Sinusoidal Response
 9.3: The Phasor

 Read chapter 9.19.3.
 Do problems (Section 9.1) 9.19.8.
 Do problems (Section 9.2) 9.99.10.
 Do problems (Section 9.39.4) 9.119.14.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 
Chapter 9: Sinusoidal SteadyState Analysis
 9.4: The Passive Circuit Elements in the Frequency Domain
 9.5: Kirchhoff’s Laws in the Frequency Domain
 9.6: Series, Parallel, and DeltatoWye Simplifications

 Read chapter 9.49.6.
 Do problems (Section 9.39.4) 9.119.14.
 Do problems (Section 9.59.6) 9.159.42.


Friday, May 9, 2014 
Quiz Chapter 9: Sinusoidal SteadyState Analysis
 9.4: The Passive Circuit Elements in the Frequency Domain
 9.5: Kirchhoff’s Laws in the Frequency Domain
 9.6: Series, Parallel, and DeltatoWye Simplifications



Friday, May 9, 2014 
Lab 15: An Introduction to Digital Logic 

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Monday, May 12, 2014 
Chapter 9: Sinusoidal SteadyState Analysis
 9.7: Source Transformations and TheveninNorton Equivalent Circuits
 9.8: The NodeVoltage Method
 9.9: The MeshCurrent Method
 9.12: Phasor Diagrams

 Read chapter 9.79.9, 9.12.
 Do problems (Section 9.7) 9.449.53. Skip 9.49, 9.52
 Do problems (Section 9.8) 9.549.59.
 Do problems (Section 9.9) 9.609.64.
 Do problems (Section 9.59.9) 9.659.66.
 Do problems (Section 9.12) No problems assigned from 9.12.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014 
Chapter 9: Sinusoidal SteadyState Analysis
 9.7: Source Transformations and TheveninNorton Equivalent Circuits
 9.8: The NodeVoltage Method
 9.9: The MeshCurrent Method
 9.12: Phasor Diagrams



Quiz Friday, May 16, 2014 
Chapter 10: Sinusoidal SteadyState Power Calculations
 10.1: Instantaneous Power
 10.2: Average and Reactive Power
 10.3: The rms Value and Power Calculations
 10.4: Complex Power
 10.5: Power Calculations
 10.6: Maximum Power Transfer



Friday, May 16, 2014 
Lab 16: Final Lab Practical 

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Monday, May 19, 2014 
Chapter 10: Sinusoidal SteadyState Power Calculations
 10.1: Instantaneous Power
 10.2: Average and Reactive Power
 10.3: The rms Value and Power Calculations
 10.4: Complex Power
 10.5: Power Calculations
 10.6: Maximum Power Transfer



Wednesday, May 21, 2014 
Review 


Friday, May 23, 2014 
Final exam, 811am, MER 8 

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Monday, May 26, 2014 
No class – Memorial Day 


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 
No class – Finals week 


Friday, May 30, 2014 
No class – Finals week (Commencement) 
