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ENGR& 204 - Electrical Circuits

6 Credits
Introduction to electrical engineering, basic circuit and systems concepts. Covers resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors and operational amplifiers as well as solutions of first- and second-order linear differential equations associated with basic circuit forms.

Pre-requisite(s) PHYS 202 with a min. 2.0 and MATH 230 with a min. 2.0 or concurrent enrollment in MATH 230

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Day

Designed to Serve This class is designed for students pursuing engineering degrees.
Active Date 20210311T08:50:09

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 44
Total Contact Hours 88
Degree Distributions:
  • Science

Course Outline

  • Fundamental electric circuit quantities (charge, current, voltage, energy, power)
  •  The “alphabet” of circuit schematics (resistors, wires, sources, etc.)
  •  Ohm’s law
  •  Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws
  •  Series and parallel resistor combinations
  •  Voltage and current dividers
  •  Node voltage and mesh current techniques
  •  Thevenin and Norton equivalents
  •  Maximum power transfer
  •  Op amp circuits
  •  Capacitors and inductors
  •  First order RL and RC circuits in the time domain
  • Second order RLC circuits in the time domain

Student Learning Outcomes
Students will analyze basic linear circuits

Students will analyze first and second order (RL and RLC) circuits

Students will analyze steady state sinusoidal response of RLC circuits

Students will build and analyze circuits related to course content in a laboratory environment

Students will correctly apply writing standards to discuss engineering problems

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