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EGN6. Introduction to Circuit Analysis (4)
Prerequisite: PHY4B: Electricity and Magnetism with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: MAT 5: Differential Equations. Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs Lecture: MWF 10:00 – 10:50AM, N11 Lab: F 2:00 – 4:50PM, N8 SI: M,W 5:30pm, Annie O Semesters offered: Spring 2014 Instructor: Dr. Melissa Hornstein Syllabus 
Textbook: 
An introduction to basic circuit laws and network theorems, analysis of various types of DC and AC circuits, purely resistive networks, RL, RC, and RLC circuits, and solidstate devices. Examines network theorems, mesh and nodal analysis, superposition, phasors, complex frequency concepts, the characteristics of operational amplifiers and computer circuit analysis. Laboratory component introduces the instruments and experimental techniques of electrical circuits and provides experiences with the theoretical concepts of the course. Students also use software to simulate and design circuits. 
Week  Date  Class material*  Homework** (due next class/lab period) Solutions 
1  Wednesday, January 22, 2014  Introduction to Circuit Analysis 

Friday, January 24, 2014  Chapter 1: Circuit Variables



Friday, January 24, 2014  Lab 1: Introduction to Lab Equipment 


2  Monday, January 27, 2014  Chapter 2: Circuit Elements


Wednesday, January 29, 2014  Chapter 2: Circuit Elements



Friday, January 31, 2014  Quiz Chapter 2: Circuit Elements



Friday, January 31, 2014  Lab 2: Resistance Measurements and Introduction to Spice 


3  Monday, February 3, 2014  Chapter 3: Simple Resistive Circuits


Wednesday, February 5, 2014  Takehome Quiz Chapter 3: Simple Resistive Circuits



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


Wednesday, February 12, 2014  Chapter 3: Simple Resistive Circuits



Friday, February 14, 2014  Quiz Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis



Friday, February 14, 2014  Lab 3: Current and Voltage Divider Applications 


5  Monday, February 17, 2014  No class – President’s Day  
Wednesday, February 19, 2014  Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis



Friday, February 21, 2014  Quiz Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis



Friday, February 21, 2014  Lab 4: Wheatstone Bridge and Voltage Comparators 


6  Monday, February 24, 2014  Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis


Wednesday, February 26, 2014  Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis



Friday, February 28, 2014  Quiz Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis



Friday, February 28, 2014  Lab 7: An Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors  
7  Monday, March 3, 2014  Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis


Wednesday, March 5, 2014  Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis



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



Friday, March 7, 2014  Lab 5: Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits 


8  Monday, March 10, 2014  Chapter 5: The Operational Amplifier


Wednesday, March 12, 2014  Chapter 5: The Operational Amplifier



Friday, March 14, 2014  Quiz Chapter 5: The Operational Amplifier



Friday, March 14, 2014  Lab 8: An Introduction to the 741 Operational Amplifier 


9  Monday, March 17, 2014  Chapter 5: The Operational Amplifier


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



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



Friday, March 21, 2014  Mid Term Lab Practical 


10  Monday, March 24, 2014  Chapter 6: Inductance, Capacitance, and Mutual Inductance


Wednesday, March 26, 2014  Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits



Friday, March 28, 2014  Quiz Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits



Friday, March 28, 2014  Lab 9: A FourBit DigitalToAnalog Converter  
11  Monday, March 31, 2014  No class – Cesar Chavez Holiday  
Wednesday, April 2, 2014  Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits



Friday, April 4, 2014  Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits



Friday, April 4, 2014  Lab 10: An Introduction to the 555 Integrated Circuit Timer  
12  Monday, April 7, 2014  No class  class cancelled  
Wednesday, April 9, 2014  Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits



Friday, April 11, 2014  Quiz Chapter 7: Response of FirstOrder RL and RC Circuits


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  
13  Monday, April 21, 2014  Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits


Wednesday, April 24, 2013  Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits


Friday, April 26, 2013  Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits


Friday, April 26, 2013  Lab 13: An Introduction to Power Supplies and Voltage Regulators  
14  Monday, April 29, 2013  Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits

Read chapter 8.18.2. Do problem 8.11. 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013  Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits

Read chapter 8.3. Do problem 8.27.  
Friday, May 3, 2013  Chapter 8: Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits

Read chapter 8.4. Do problem 8.47.  
Friday, May 3, 2013  Lab 14: An Introduction to Switchmode Power Supplies  
15  Monday, May 6, 2013  Problem solving session on chapter 8  Read chapter 8.4. Do problem 8.53. 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013  Midterm on Chapter 8  
Friday, May 10, 2013  Chapter 9: Sinusoidal SteadyState Analysis

Read chapter 9.19.3. Do problem 9.11. Solve problem 9.11a using trigonometric identities.  
Friday, May 10, 2013  Lab 15: An Introduction to Digital Logic  
16  Monday, May 13, 2013  Problem solving session on Chapter 9  
Wednesday, May 15, 2013  Chapter 9: Sinusoidal SteadyState Analysis

Read chapter 9.49.9. Do problem 9.30.  
Friday, May 17, 2013  Problem solving session on Chapter 9  
Friday, May 17, 2013  Lab 16: Final Lab Practical  
17  Monday, May 20, 2013  Chapter 10: Sinusoidal SteadyState Power Calculations


Wednesday, May 22, 2013  Chapter 10: Sinusoidal SteadyState Power Calculations


Friday, May 24, 2013  Final exam, 811am, MER 8  
18  Monday, May 27, 2013  No class – Memorial Day  
Wednesday, May 29, 2013  No class – Finals week  
Friday, May 31, 2013  No class – Finals week 
**Homework will be assigned on the date of the lecture.