ECE 20100 - Electric Circuit Analysis 1 - Honors

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:
EE Core

Experimental Course Offered: Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012,Fall 2013

ENGR 13100 and 13200 and MA 26100 [may be taken concurrently]

Requisites by Topic:
Two semesters of calculus; complex numbers; computer literacy and experience with MatLab or equivalent; some familiarity with vectors and matrices.

Catalog Description:
Introduction to electromagnetic fields, the role of physical size and frequency in selection of models. Passive circuit components (resistance, capacitance, inductance). Kirchoff's voltage and current law, linearity, superposition. Power (instantaneous, average, real, reactive). Time-domain and phasor-based solution of 1st order circuits. Introduction to semiconductor devices, fabrication, the pn junction diode, and its application in circuits.

Required Text(s):
  1. Linear Circuit Analysis: Time Domain, Phasor, and Laplace Transform Approaches,, 3rd Edition, R. DeCarlo and P. M. Lin, Kendall Hunt, 2009, ISBN No. 9780757564994.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. An ability to perform electromagnetic calculations in 1 dimension. [a,e]
  2. An ability to select appropriate model based upon physical size and wavelength. [a,e]
  3. An ability to characterize a system as linear or nonlinear. [a,e,k]
  4. An ability to qualitatively predict and compute the response of first order (RL and RC) circuits. [a,e,k]
  5. An ability to compute instantaneous and average values of power delivered to a circuit element. [a,e,k]
  6. A knowledge of semiconductor devices. [a,e]
  7. A knowledge of the pn junction, semiconductor carrier modeling. [a,e]

Lecture Outline:

Lectures Major Topics
1 Example Device/System - Cell Phone
2-4 Electric Charge, Static Electric Field, Coulomb Law in Cartesian Coordinates, Charge Density
5-7 Electric Field from Line/Planar Surface Charge, Electric Potential, Energy Stored in Charge
8-10 Parallel Plate Capacitor, Current Density/Current, Ohm's Law, Magnetic Field
11-14 Biot-Savart, Magnetic Field of Loop, Inductance
15-18 Kirchoff's Laws, Resistor Combinations, Voltage/Current Division, Nodal Analysis
19-20 Thevelin/Norton, Linearity, Maximum power transfer
21-22 Time-varying electromagnetic laws: Faraday & Ampere-Maxwell
23-25 Inductors and Capacitors: Equations, First Order Circuits (RL/RC)
26-27 Operational Amplifiers: Ideal op-amp, simple circuit examples, simple non-idealities
28-29 Phasors: Ohm's Phasor Law, KVL, KCL, Impedance/Admittance, Sinusoidal Steady State
30-31 Power - Instantaneous and Average, Effective Value
32-34 Semiconductors - An Introduction, Charge Carriers, Device Fabrication
35-37 pn Junction, pn Junction diode
38-39 Circuits with Active Components (Diodes), Nonlinearity in Circuits
40-41 Technology briefs: LEDs, Sensors, Superconductivity MEMS, Supercapacitors

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