Introduces the advanced student to the theory of circuit analysis through the study of concepts using complex analysis techniques that apply to the electrical engineering, general engineering, and advanced science student alike. Examines classical analysis techniques of AC/DC circuits using Kirchoff's laws, mesh and nodal methods, phasor notation, superposition, the application of Thevenin's and Norton's theorem, and the like. Other topics will include transient analysis of first- and second-order circuits, frequency response, polyphase circuits, two-port networks, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, and digital logic. Different tools to aid in the solution of circuits will be performed such as Laplace transformations, transfer functions in the solution of transient analysis, and FFTs for signal analysis. Analysis using different computer simulation techniques will be introduced for a variety of circuits. This introduction will serve as a primer for more advanced courses in the junior and senior year of college. Some design of circuit boards and testing will also be required in this course. Since circuit analysis is a general concept in engineering, this course will examine throughout the course circuit elements (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sources, etc.) and their underlying concepts extending circuit analysis to all the different scientific and engineering fields. Team work along with communication skills (oral, written, and graphical) are exercised throughout the course.
Physical Sci and Engineering