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Course Syllabus Department: Science & Technology Date: 01-15-2013 I. Course Prefix and Number: ESC 222 Course Name: Electric Circuits Credit Hours and Contact Hours: 4 credit hrs (3 lec hrs, 2 lab hrs) Catalog Description including pre- and co-requisites: supporting data required for grade prerequisite of ‘C’ or higher. This course is designed as the introductory course in linear circuit analysis normally offered to engineering students in the sophomore year. It provides an introduction to the theory of circuit analysis. Subject areas include basic circuit quantities, voltage and current sources, purely resistive circuits, Kirchhoff's Laws, equivalent resistances, nodal analysis, loop analysis, linearity, source transformation, Thevenin and Norton theorems, capacitance and inductance, RC, RL, and RLC circuits, sinusoidal response, phasors, power. An introduction to op-amps is included. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving and many examples will be worked in class. Homework will be assigned at each class. Prerequisite: PHY 152. Relationship to Academic Programs and Curriculum including SUNY Gen Ed designation if applicable: This course is primarily a required course for the A.S. in Engineering Science program. Other students from other programs may also take the course if they have the appropriate background. II. Course Student Learning Outcomes: State the student learning outcome(s) for the course (e.g. Student will be able to identify…) Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: 1. Determine the voltage and current in simple resistive networks containing dependent or independent sources by applying a variety of techniques, such as nodal analysis, mesh analysis, source transformation, superposition, and Thevenin's equivalent circuit. 2. Solve circuit problems containing operational amplifiers. 3. Determine the natural, forced or step response of an RC, RL, or RLC circuit. 4. Carry out the analysis of an ac circuit by using the complex numbers. 5. Use a digital multimeter, function generator, and an oscilloscope. 6. Analyze a circuit using a simulation tool such as MultiSim. 1 College Learning Outcomes Addressed by the Course: (check each College Learning Outcome addressed by the Student Learning Outcomes) writing oral communications reading mathematics critical thinking computer literacy ethics/values citizenship global concerns information resources III. Assessment Measures (Summarize how the college and student learning outcomes will be assessed): For each identified outcome checked, please provide the specific assessment measure. List identified College Learning Outcomes(s) Specific assessment measure(s) eg: writing eg: student will complete a research paper Mathematics Student will answer specific test questions correctly Critical Thinking Student will answer specific test questions correctly Computer Literacy Student will complete a lab report IV. Instructional Materials and Methods Types of Course Materials: Current edition of James W. Nillson, "Electric Circuits", is used as the textbook. Instructor notes are used as the supplemental source of information for the course content. Each student is required to have a scientific calculator. A course website is maintained on the internet for lecture schedule, test solutions, and other supplemental learning material. Lab software MultiSim is available on select school computers. Methods of Instruction (e.g. Lecture, Lab, Seminar …): Main avenue used to convey knowledge to the student are lectures. They are presented in the traditional way, using either whiteboard or smartboard, supplemented with models, material samples, or power point presentations. Plenty of example problems are solved in class and the students are allowed to practice the problem solutions through various homework assignments. Weekly lab sessions are used to reinforce the theory by allowing the students to carry out hands-on activities with actual circuits, electrical components, and instruments. 2 V. General Outline of Topics Covered: Introduction, voltage, current, power, energy, ideal basic circuit element Voltage and current sources, electrical resistance, Ohm's law Kirchhoff's laws, circuit with dependent source Resistors in series and parallel, voltage and current divider circuits Ammeter, voltmeter, ohmmeter circuits, Wheatstone bridge, delta-to-wye circuits Basic Node-voltage method Node-voltage method with dependent sources and some special cases Basic Mesh-current method Mesh-current method with dependent sources and some special cases Source transformations, Thevenin, Norton equivalent circuits Maximum power transfer, superposition Topology in circuit analysis, topological approach to node-voltage Topological approach to loop-current method Application of circuit simulation tool MultiSim The operational amplifier, inverting, summing, noninverting, difference amplifier circuits An equivalent circuit for the operational amplifier Inductor and capacitor Series and parallel combinations of inductors and capacitors The natural response of RL and RC circuits Step response of RL and RC circuits General solution for step and natural responses, sequential switching Natural response of parallel RLC circuit Step response of parallel RLC circuit Natural and step responses of a series RLC circuit The sinusoidal source, the sinusoidal response The phasor, passive circuit elements in the phasor domain Kirchoff's laws, series, parallel, delta-to-wye simplifications in phasor domain Source transformations, Thevenin-Norton equivalent circuits in phasor domain The node-voltage and mesh-current method in the phasor domain Use and understanding of oscilloscopes 7/12 3