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ECE 220 -- Basic Circuits (5 units)
Description: Elementary, transient and sinusoidal analysis of linear circuits with laboratory. Topics include: passive sign convention, mesh and node analysis, Thevenin equivalents, op-amps, capacitance, inductance, first and second order circuits, phasors, impedance, transformers, PSpice simulation software.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Typical structure: 4 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion, 3 hours laboratory.
Special exam: course may be taken by special exam for credit (not for grade)
Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
Ninth Edition of Electric Circuits, by James W. Nilsson and Susan A. Riedel, Prentice Hall, 2011.
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
The numbers in parentheses indicate approximate number of lectures devoted to the topics listed.
There will be four one-hour lectures per week.
There will be one one-hour discussion period per week.
There will be six three-hour lab sections spread throughout the semester.
a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (High)
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (Medium)
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (Medium)
g) an ability to communicate effectively (Low)
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (Low)