ECE 29595 - Electrical & Computer Engineering Fundamentals I (Now runs as ECE 20001)

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:
EE Core

Experimental Course Offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

(ENGR 13100 or ENGR 14100 or ENGR 16100 or ENGR 13300) and (PHYS 17200 or PHYS 15200) and (MA 16600 Minimum Grade of C- or MA 16200 Minimum Grade of C-) and (MA 26100 [may be taken concurrently] or MA 17400 [may be taken concurrently] or MA 18200 [may be taken concurrently] or MA 27101 [may be taken concurrently]) and ECE 29595 Electronics Laboratory I must 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. Concurrent Prerequisites: Third semester of calculus.

Catalog Description:
This course covers fundamental concepts and applications for electrical and computer engineers as well as for engineers who need to gain a broad understanding of these disciplines. The course starts by the basic concepts of charge, current, and voltage as well as their expressions with regards to resistors and resistive circuits. Essential concepts, devices, theorems, and applications of direct-current (DC), 1st order, and alternating-current (AC) circuits are subsequently discussed. Besides electrical devices and circuits, basic electronic components including diodes and transistors as well as their primary applications are also discussed.

Supplementary Information:
Now offered as ECE 20001 EE Fundamentals I

Required Text(s): None.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. An ability to analyze linear resistive circuits. [1]
  2. An ability to analyze 1st order linear circuits with sources and/or passive elements. [1]
  3. An ability to analyze electronic circuits with diodes and transistors. [1]

Lecture Outline:

Week(s) Lecture Topics
4 Charge, current, voltage and resistors; DC circuits, fundamental theorems, and applications
1 Inductors and Capacitors
1 1st order circuits and applications
3 AC circuits, phasors, sinusoidal steady state, power in AC and applications
1 Magnetically coupled circuits and applications
2.5 Semiconductors, fundamental theory, diodes and applications
2.5 Transistors in analog and digital circuits

Engineering Design Content: