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2009-10 Catalog Data: ECE 320A -- Circuit Theory (3 units)
Description: Electric circuits in the frequency domain, using sinusoidal steady-state, Laplace and Fourier methods; single-phase and three-phase power; time domain methods and convolution; transformed networks; natural frequencies; poles and zeros; two-port network parameters; and Fourier series analysis.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated: for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Electric Circuits, Ninth Edition, J. W. Nilsson and S. A. Riedel, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011.
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
Two 75-minute lecture sessions per week.
Fourteen homework problem sets during the semester.
Three in-class examinations plus a final examination.
ECE 320a contributes directly to the following specific Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Student Outcomes of the ECE Department:
a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (High)
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such
as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (Low)
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (High)
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (Medium)