ECE 20001 - Electrical Engineering Fundamentals ILecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring, Summer
(ENGR 13100 or ENGR 14100 or ENGR 16100 or ENGR 13300) and (PHYS 17200 or PHYS 15200 or [ENGR 16100 and 16200]) 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])
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.
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.
- Notes Provided by instructor.
Recommended Text(s): None.
Learning Outcomes:A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an ability to:
- An ability to analyze linear resistive circuits.. 
- An ability to analyze 1st order linear circuits with sources and/or passive elements. 
- an ability to analyze electronic circuits with diodes and transistors.. 
|1||Basic concepts: general circuit elements, charge, current, voltage; Power, independent and dependent sources; Source connections; resistance and Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's Laws|
|2||Resistor combinations; voltage/current division; Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL) and Nodal Analysis; Kirchhoff's Current Law (KVL) and Mesh Analysis|
|3||Dependent sources and equivalent resistance concept|
|4||Linearity and superposition; Thevenin's and Norton's theorems and source transformations|
|5||Thevenin's and Norton's theorems; Capacitance and capacitors; Inductance and inductors; Inductor/Capacitor combinations|
|6||First-order circuits: zero input response; First-order circuits: step response; Linearity/Response classification & waveform generation|
|7||First-order circuits: applications; AC circuits: complex forcing function|
|8||Phasors: Ohm's phasor law, KVL & KCL; Impedance/admittance of 2-terminal devices|
|9||Sinusoidal steady-state (SSS) analysis; Frequency response; Instantaneous, average power and effective value|
|10||Power Transfer; SSS additional examples and applications; Magnetically coupled circuits|
|11||Magnetically coupled circuits; Introduction to semiconductors|
|12||Carriers in intrinsic semiconductors; Carriers in doped semiconductors; Energy bonding model|
|13||pn junction I; pn junction II; Diode circuits and applications I|
|14||Diode circuits and applications II|
|15||MOSFET transistor structure and operation; MOSFET amplifiers I; MOSFET amplifiers II|
|16||Transistors applications I; Transistors applications II|
Engineering Design Consideration(s):