4 units – Fall and Spring Quarters

**Lecture:** 3 hours

**Discussion:** 1 hour

**Prerequisites: **PHY 9C (C- or better) or PHY 9HD, MAT 22A (C- or better), MAT 22B (may be taken concurrently)

**Grading:** Letter.

**Catalog Description: **

Basic electric circuit analysis techniques, including electrical quantities and elements, resistive circuits, transient and steady-state responses of RLC circuits, sinusoidal excitation and phasors, and complex frequency and network functions.

**Expanded Course Description: **

- Foundations of Electric Circuits and Circuit Elements
- Concepts of charge, current, voltage, power, and energy
- Reference directions and circuit connections
- Active and passive circuit elements
- Resistors and Ohm’s Law
- Independent sources
- Dependent sources
- The Ideal Operational Amplifier
- Kirchoff’s voltage law
- Kirchoff’s current law

- Resistive Circuit Analysis
- Series and parallel circuits
- Node-voltage analysis
- Mesh-current analysis

- Circuit Theorems
- Source transformation
- Superposition
- Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits
- Maximum Power trasfer

- Energy Storage Elements
- Capacitors and energy stored in a capacitor
- Inductors and energy stored in an inductor
- Series-parallel connections of inductors and capacitors

- Response of RC and RL Circuits
- First order circuits
- Step response of first order circuits to a non-constant source
- Transient versus steady-state analysis

- Response of Circuits with Two Energy Storage Elements
- Second order circuits
- Natural response and types of second order natural response
- Forced response
- Complete response

- Sinusoidal Steady-State Circuit Analysis
- Sinusoidal inputs and sinusoidal steady-state responses
- Phasors and complex numbers
- Impedeance and admittance
- Kirchoff’s laws
- Node-voltage and mesh-current analysis methods using phasors
- Superposition
- Source transformations
- Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits
- Complete response with sinusoidal sources
- The ideal transformer

- AC Steady-State Power
- Instantaneous power
- Average power
- Maximum power transfer
- Power factor

**Computer Usage: **

Optional use of PSpice for verification of complex circuit analysis.

**Textbook/reading: **

- J. Nilsson and S. Riedel,
*Electric Circuits,*Prentice Hall. - A. Davis, Linear Circuit Analysis, PWS.
- D. Svoboda, Introduction to Electric Circuits, Wiley.

**Relationship to Outcomes:**

Students who have successfully completed this course should have achieved:

Course Outcomes | ABET outcomes |

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering | A |

**Professional Component: **

Engineering Foundation

Engineering Science: 4 credits

Engineering Design: 0 credit