# UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

```UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER
ENGINEERING
ECE 201 CIRCUIT THEORY I
SPRING 2012
TEXT:
“Electric Circuits”, 9th Edition
by James W. Nilsson and Susan A. Riedel
Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2010
OTHER:
Laboratory Breadboard Kit and Laboratory Notebook
INSTRUCTOR:
Prof. R. C. Helgeland
OFFICE:
Dion, Room 324 B
TELEPHONE:
508-999-8487
E-MAIL:
rhelgeland@umassd.edu
CLASS #
TEXT
SECTION #
1
2
3
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.3
4
2.4-2.5
5
3.1-3.4
6
3.5-3.7
7
4.1-4.2
8
4.3-4.4
9
4.5
10
4.6-4.7
11
4.9-4.10
12
4.12
TOPIC
Introduction
Circuit Variables
Sources,
Resistance and
Circuit Modeling
Kirchhoff’s Laws
Dependent Sources
Series, Parallel
Voltage divider
Current Divider
Measurement of
Voltage, Current,
and Resistance
Node-Voltage
Method
Node-Voltage
Method
Special Cases
Mesh-Current
Method
Mesh-Current
Method
Special Cases
Thevenin
And Norton
Equivalent Circuits
Maximum Power
Transfer
2
HOMEWORK
PROBLEMS
13
14
4.13
15
5.1-5.4
16
5.5-5.6
17
5.7
18
19
20
6.1
6.2
6.3
21
22
23
6.4
6.5
7.1
24
7.2
25
7.3
26
7.4
27
7.5
28
7.6
29
7.7
Superposition
HOUR EXAM #1
Chapters 1-4
Introduction to the
OP AMP
Inverting Circuits
Non-Inverting
And
DifferenceAmplifiers
More OP AMP
Applications
Inductance
Capacitance
Series, Parallel
Inductors and
Capacitors
Mutual Inductance
Mutual Inductance
Natural Response
of an
RL Circuit
Natural Response
Of an
RC Circuit
Step Response
of RL and RC
Circuits
General Solution
of Step and
Natural Responses
Sequential
Switching
Unbounded
Response
Integrating Amplifier
30
HOUR EXAM #2
Chapters 6 and 7
31
9.1-9.3
32
9.4
33
9.5-9.7
Sinusoidal Sources,
Responses, and
Phasors
Passive Elements
in the Frequency
Domain
Kirchhoff’s Laws
in the Frequency
3
Domain
Node-Voltage
and
Mesh-Current
Methods
Transformer
Phasor Diagrams
HOUR EXAM #3
Chapter 9
Instantaneous,
Average, and
Reactive Power
rms Values and
Power Calculations
Complex Power
and
Power Calculations
Maximum Power
Transfer
9.8-9.9
34
35
36
9.10-9.11
9.12
37
10.1-10.2
38
10.3
39
10.4-10.5
40
10.6
Homework
3-Hour Exams
Lab Reports /Notebook
Final Examination
Total
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
4
20%
45%
20%
15%
100%
1-
Please try to be on time!
2-
You are expected to attend every class and lab session – failure to do
so may cause your name to be dropped from the roster!
Students are expected to work in groups for the lab portion of the
course. All group members are expected to design, build, and
troubleshoot their own circuits and to actively contribute to the
completion of projects and other assigned tasks.
3-
As a courtesy to your classmates and to me,
Please turn off all cellular phones, blackberries, iPods, and pagers
when you come to class or lab, unless you are expecting an
emergency call.
the internet, checking your email, etc. on the computer at your
station!
4-
Homework will be assigned every class and collected at the next class
meeting, unless otherwise announced. Lab reports will be due at the
beginning of the next scheduled laboratory session – no late
homework or lab reports will be accepted!
Homework solutions must be submitted on Engineering paper.
5-
6-
Homework problem submission guidelines and grading
procedure:
a.)
Start each Problem on a new sheet of paper.
b.)
Identify the Problem (Problem #1.6).
c.)
Sketch the circuit diagram, list the given information, and
indicate what you are solving for.
d.)
Show all of your reasoning and work!
e.)
Highlight the answer by underlining or enclosing in a
box.
f.)
Be neat! If your work is messy and unreadable, it will be
returned to you with a grade of 0!
g.)
Each problem will be worth 15 points. Neatness and
presentation together are worth 5 points. Technical
procedure, reasoning, and correct answers are worth the
remaining 10 points.
Don’t be afraid to ask a question in class! If you are having difficulty
understanding something, someone else is most likely having the
same difficulty!
5
7-
Don’t be hesitant to come to my office for help. If additional time is
8-
Exams will be given as announced in class – failure to take an exam
when scheduled will result in a grade of 0 for that exam!
9-
Exams are “closed book”. Each student will be allowed to bring one
standard 8 &frac12; by 11 inch sheet of paper with anything they want written
on it to each of the exams. These sheets may accumulate for the final
exam.
10-
Each student must use their own pencil(s), erasers, calculators, etc.!
No borrowing or sharing!
11-
Please, no food or drinks in the classroom. This policy must be strictly
enforced. Please use the lounge areas near the vending machines or
room II-218.
12-