EEE 202 Online Syllabus Spring 19 Session A

EEE 202 Circuits I Online
Fall 2018
Bassam Matar
Office: GWC 348
Email: [email protected]
Lab Teaching Assistants:
Juan Andrade Rodas [email protected] and Omkar Joshi [email protected]
Lab Grader:
Arthi Danabal [email protected]
Online Course:
This is an online course. There are no face-to-face lectures. All lectures and quizzes and other
material are on Blackboard. All assignments are submitted through Blackboard.
Academic Integrity
ASU expects and requires all students to act with honesty and integrity, and respect the rights of others in carrying out all
academic assignments. Each student in this class is expected to abide by the ASU Academic Integrity Policy and Student
Code of Conduct. Discussions are encouraged for assignments. However, individual assignments must be your own work.
Copying is not allowed.
Appropriate online behavior (also known as netiquette) is defined by the instructor and includes keeping course
discussion posts focused on the assigned topics. Students must maintain a cordial atmosphere and use tact in expressing
differences of opinion. Inappropriate discussion board posts may be deleted by the instructor.
You are encouraged to work with others on assignments. However, assignments denoted as individual assignments
MUST be your own, original work. If you work with others on these assignments, you must acknowledge their help. This
course utilizes an online homework and quiz submission system. Engaging the services of others in completing these
assignments is a serious violation of the ASU Academic Integrity Policy and will in an XE for this course and removal
from the engineering school. Cheating on exams will also result in an XE for this course. Any cheating will be reported to
the ASU academic integrity office.
Course Description
The purpose of this course is to learn about the fundamental principles for analyzing linear and non-linear circuits; to
utilize software tools such as SPICE and MATLAB; and to gain some experience designing and measuring linear analog
electrical systems.
Pre or Co-requisites:
MAT 274 (or 275), PHY 131.
Basic Engineering Analysis (11th edition) by J. David Irwin and R.Mark Nelms.
Wiley Student Companion Site: offer additional worked examples and videos for a paid license.
WileyPlus: This is the WileyPlus link that walks you through the
registration of WileyPlus. This registration includes purchasing the book as well as the “WileyPlus” interactive online
software that you will use to finish the home works for this class.
The WileyPLUS contains an entire e-book of the text.
Supplemental Materials:
LTSPICE software
Course Objectives
Students can apply basic analysis, design, and measurement of linear analog electrical systems and are aware of
their importance across engineering disciplines.
2. Students can use AC steady state analysis on linear circuits.
3. Students can use Laplace transforms to analyze linear circuits and characterize linear circuits.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students are proficient in measurement of electrical systems.
Students can analyze complex dc and ac linear circuits both analytically and with PSpice.
Students can design simple linear electrical circuits.
Students can use AC steady state analysis to find currents and voltages within circuits driven by sinusoidal sources
Students can apply Laplace transforms correctly and appropriately to analyze linear circuits.
Students can relate pole and zero locations to characteristics of time-domain functions
Students understand the connection between linear circuits and differential equations.
Required Lab Software
MATLAB 2017b (or newer, if available): You can download MATLAB for free from – click on
the title “MATLAB 2017b (Student and Home Use Licensing)” to find installation instructions with the ASU
License Key. Use your email address for any accounts you create.
2. LTSpice Software for circuit simulation. This is a powerful and user-friendly CAD tool available free here: (you do NOT need a MyLinear account)
You can find several LTSPICE tutorials online. A good set can be found here:
Required Lab Equipment and Components
Analog Discovery 2 Student Bundle (includes Analog Discovery 2 Oscilloscope and Analog Parts Kit) – If
you already own/bought the original Analog Discovery kit, that will work fine, the company is just upgrading to
a newer model but won’t affect anything for our class. You will not need to upgrade to the ADK 2 unless you
break your ADK 1. If you already have the ADK1, make sure you purchase the Analog Parts Kit.
MASTECH MS8217 Multimeter – If you already have a general multimeter, make sure it measures DC
current/ AC current/voltage/resistance and can handle the following measurement ranges. It will be best to
handle these ranges for the remainder of your EE classes in the degree program. Otherwise you may have to
buy a higher rated multimeter later on.
- DC voltage: up to 1000V
- AC voltage: up to 1000V
- DC current: 400uA to 10A
- AC current: 400uA to 10A
- Resistance: up to 40MOhm
Breadboard (Digilent Large Breadboard recommended) If you already have a general breadboard, it will work
Go to this website below and view or review the 5 videos on how to use the ADK. You must know the content of these 5
videos to perform all the EEE 202 Lab Experiments.
Course Topics, Schedule, and Grading
Activities used for instruction include video lectures and textbook readings. Assessment is based on laboratory and
homework assignments, quizzes, a midterm exam, and a final exam.
All assignments are due at 11:59pm (AZ time) on dates shown.
WEEK 1: -- Book Sections: Chapters 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2,4, 2,5, 2.6
HW 1
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Lab 1
Monday, January 14, 2019
Quiz 1
Sunday, January 13, 2019
WEEK 2: Book Section: Chapters 2.7, 3.1, 3.2
HW 2
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Lab 2
Monday, January 21, 2019
Quiz 2
Sunday, January 20, 2019
WEEK 3: Book Section: Chapters 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
HW 3
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Lab 3
Monday, January 28, 2019
Quiz 3
Sunday, January 27, 2019
WEEK 4: Book Section: Chapters 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
HW 4
Sunday, February 03, 2019
Lab 4
Monday, February 03, 2019
Quiz 4
Sunday, February 03, 2019
WEEK 5: Book Section: Chapters 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, Appendix - complex numbers
HW 5
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Lab 5
Monday, February 11, 2019
Quiz 5
Sunday, February 10, 2019
WEEK 6: Book Section: Chapters 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.5
HW 6
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Lab 6
Monday, February 18, 2019
Quiz 6
Sunday, February 17, 2019
WEEK 7: Book Section: Chapters 13.1. 13.2, 13.3, 13.4, 13.5, 14.1, 14.2, 14.3, 14.4
HW 7
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Quiz 7
Sunday, February 24, 2019
NO LAB this week.
WEEK 7.5: Review and Final Exam
Final Exam Due
Monday 02/25/19 to Friday
* This is a preliminary teaching plan and may be adjusted during the course of the semester as needed
Home Works are 10 % of the total class grade.
Quizzes are 40 % of the total class grade. (Make up quizzes are not allowed)
Labs are 20 % of the total class grade.
Final Exam is 30 % of the total class grade.
Ordered List of Lectures and Suggested Viewing Dates.
The first day of classes is on 01/07/19. Our weekly schedule is from the class starting date.
For example: Week 1 is from 01/07 to 01/13, week 2 is from 01/14 to 01/20, etc…
Date Lecture
Significant Figures
Basic Circuit Concepts
Active Circuit Elements
Resistors & Ohm's Law
Circuit Topology & Kirchhoff's Laws
Single Loop & Single Node-Pair Circuits
Resistor Combinations
Dependent Sources
Nodal Analysis 1
Nodal Analysis 2
Loop Analysis 1
Loop Analysis 2
Equivalence, Linearity, & Superposition
Thevenin's & Norton's Theorems
Maximum Power Transfer
Combinations of Capacitors & Inductors
First-Order Circuits
Unit Step Function and Pulse Response
Second-Order Circuits
Required Homework Via
Wiley Plus
Assignment Due
(All dues dates are 11:59pm AZ
Lecture Topic
1.8, 1.11
1.27, 1.33, 1.35, 1.43
2.10, 2.28
HW #1 Due: Sunday, 01/13, 2019
Quiz #1 - Resistive Circuits Due: Sunday, 01/13, 2019
Lab Report 1 Due: Monday, January 14, 2019
2.48, 2.50
2.60, 2.66
2.117, 2.121
3.5, 3.19
3.45, 3.54, 3.104
3.89, 3.101, 3.109
5.4, 5.10
5.25, 5.68
5.112, 5.118
6.4, 6.9
6.53, 6.61, 6.65, 6.82
HW #2 Due: Sunday 01/20, 2019
Quiz #2 - Loop & Node Analysis Due: Sunday 01/20, 2019
Lab Report 2 Due: Monday, January 21, 2019
HW #3 Due: Sunday 01/27/19
Quiz #3 - Network Theorems/Capacitors & Inductors Due:
Sunday 01/27, 2019
Lab Report 3 Due: Monday, January 28, 2019
7.5, 7.7, 7.18, 7.21
7.106, 7.111
HW #4 Due: Sunday, 02/03, 2019
Quiz #4 – 1st and 2nd order Circuits Due: Sunday, 02/03, 2019
Lab Report 4 Due: Monday, February 02/04, 2019
Sinusoids and Phasors
Phasors and Complex Numbers
Impedance & Admittance
Steady-State AC (Frequency-Domain) Anlysis
Frequency response Using Bode Plots
Series Resonant Circuits
Parallel Resonant Circuits
Filter Networks
Laplace Transform
Inverse Laplace Transform
Solving Differential Equations Using
Circuit Analysis in Laplace Domain
Transfer Functions in the Laplace Domain
Review for Final Exam
HW #5 Due: Sunday, 02/10, 2019
Quiz #5 - AC Steady State/Phasors
Due: Sunday, 02/10, 2019
Lab Report 5 Due: Monday, February 11, 2019
12.20, 12.21
Variable Frequency-Response Analysis: Network Functions
8.12, 8.14
8.18, 8.24
8.48, 8.62, 8.99
HW #6 Due: Sunday, 02/17, 2019
Quiz #6 - Transfer Functions, Bode Plots, Passive Filters
Due: Sunday, 02/17, 2019
13.26, 13.28, 13.30
14.7, 14.10, 14.22
14PFE-2, 14PFE-3
Lab Report 6 (last Lab for the semester)
Due: Monday, February 18, 2019
HW #7 Due: Sunday, 02/24, 2018
Quiz #7 - Application of Laplace Transforms Due:
Sunday, 02/24, 2018
No Lab this week.
See Course Content on Blackboard For practice final exam
Final Exam Due: Monday 02/25/19 to Friday 03/01/19
Homework, Quizzes, Labs, and Exams
All assignments will be posted on Blackboard. Presentation and methods for arriving at the answer are just as important as
the mathematical answer. For complete credit (when appropriate): (1) show all work, and (2) box the answer and include
the units. Assignments must be turned in on stated due dates. No late assignments will be accepted. Notify the
instructor in writing BEFORE an assignment is due if an emergent situation rises and you cannot turn in the assignment
on time. Other excuses will NOT be accommodated. Please follow the appropriate University policies to request
an accommodation for religious practices or to accommodate a missed assignment due to University-sanctioned activities.
WileyPlus: This is the WileyPlus link that walks you through the
registration of WileyPlus. This registration includes purchasing the book as well as the “WileyPlus” interactive online
software that you will use to finish the home works for this class.
WileyPlus Tutorial:
Exam and quiz dates are subject to change. All quizzes must be taken on the specified day and final exam must be taken
within the scheduled 2-day window and cannot be made up unless the instructor excuses the absence. If you wish to
dispute a homework, quiz, or exam grade that you received, you must inform your instructor in writing within 5 days of
the receipt of the grade.
Weekly Lab Topics
Lab 1: Introduction to SPICE (Week 1)
Lab 2: Basic Measurements (Week 2)
Lab 3: Waveform Generators and Oscilloscopes (Week 3)
Lab 4: Network Theorems (Week 4)
Lab 5: 1st Order RC and RL Circuits (Week 5)
Lab 6: AC Measurements (Week 6)
Late labs are accepted for 10% off. In order to keep up with the course curriculum, it is strongly recommended
that you submit your labs on or before the assigned due dates.
Course Grading
Grades reflect your performance on assignments and adherence to deadlines. Graded assignments will normally be available
within 72 hours of the due date via the Blackboard Gradebook. However, some assignments might take longer to be uploaded
as Circuit Tutor for example. The table below provides details on how your performance will be assessed for this course:
Final Exam
The course letter grade will be derived based on your overall numerical score as calculated by Black board. The approximate
grading scheme is:
Letter grade Course numerical score
97 and < 100%
94 and < 97%
90 and < 94%
87 and < 90%
84 and < 87%
80 and < 84%
76 and < 80%
70 and < 76%
60 and < 70%
0 and < 60 %
These thresholds will be set at the instructor's discretion.
Course Requirements and Policies
Communicating with the Instructor.
All questions should be submitted through Piazza. If your email is of a personal nature (grading, missed assignments, etc.)
you can email questions to your instructor, teaching assistant or homework grader. Please put 'EEE202 Online' in the
subject line so we can find your email in the large volume we receive.
This course uses Piazza discussion board for peer-to-peer interaction. You are encouraged to respond to the questions of
your classmates. The instructor will check Piazza discussions approximately once per day and comment on postings
where appropriate. Note that Piazza is not the appropriate medium for communicating with the instructor if a response
is needed within the next 24 hours, or for matters concerning your performance in this class.
You can also email questions to your instructor or assigned TA. During normal business hours (9AM – 5PM MST Monday
through Friday), the instructor will endeavor to respond within about 4 hours. Outside of normal business hours, you can
expect a response within about 12 hours.
Online Course
This is an online course. There are no face-to-face lectures.
Email and Internet
ASU email is an official means of communication among students, faculty, and staff. Students are expected to read and act
upon email in a timely fashion. Students bear the responsibility of missed messages and should check their ASU-assigned
email regularly. All instructor correspondence will be sent to your ASU email account.
Course Time Commitment
This four-credit course requires approximately 150 hours of work. Please expect to spend over 20 hours each week
preparing for and actively participating in this course.
Late or Missed Assignments
Notify the instructor BEFORE an assignment is due if an urgent situation arises and the assignment will not be
submitted on time. Published assignment due dates (Arizona Mountain Standard time) are firm. Please follow the
appropriate University policies to request an accommodation for religious practices or to accommodate a missed
assignment due to University-sanctioned activities. Most deadlines are at 11:59pm (AZ time), but if you would like help
with your assignment from the instructor or TA, help might not be available after 7pm on the day it is due.
Exam Quiz and Assignment Procedures
The final exam will be proctored through Remote Proctor Now (RPNow). Please check the Exam Information link in the
Course Home to learn more about this proctoring service.
The Quizzes are due at the end of each work week. However, once you access a quiz, you will have 75 minutes to complete
it (provided you access the test at least 75 minutes before midnight). Final Exams will be available for a period of at least
48 hours during which you can access them at any time. Once you access the Final Exam you will have 2 hours to complete
it (provided you access the Final Exam at least 2 hours before midnight).
The solutions to the quizzes will not post until after the due dates.
See the course schedule for Quizzes and Final Exam dates and times.
Drop and Add Dates/Withdrawals
This course adheres to a compressed schedule and may be part of a sequenced program, therefore, there is a limited
timeline to drop or add the course. Consult with your advisor and notify your instructor to add or drop this course. If you
are considering a withdrawal, review the following ASU policies: Withdrawal from Classes, Medical/Compassionate
Withdrawal, and a Grade of Incomplete.
Grade Appeals
Grade disputes must first be addressed by discussing the situation with the instructor. If the dispute is not resolved, the
student may appeal to the department chair per the University Policy for Student Appeal Procedures on Grades.
Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
ASU expects and requires its students to act with honesty, integrity, and respect. Required behavior standards are listed in
the Student Code of Conduct and Student Disciplinary Procedures, Computer, Internet, and Electronic Communications
policy, ASU Student Academic Integrity Policy, and outlined by the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities. Anyone
in violation of these policies is subject to sanctions.
Students are entitled to receive instruction free from interference by other members of the class. An instructor may
withdraw a student from the course when the student's behavior disrupts the educational process per Instructor
Withdrawal of a Student for Disruptive Classroom Behavior.
Appropriate online behavior (also knows as netiquette) is defined by the instructor and includes keeping course discussion
posts focused on the assigned topics. Students must maintain a cordial atmosphere and use tact in expressing differences
of opinion. Inappropriate discussion board posts may be deleted by the instructor.
The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities accepts incident reports from students, faculty, staff, or other persons
who believe that a student or a student organization may have violated the Student Code of Conduct.
Prohibition of Commercial Note Taking Services
In accordance with ACD 304-06 Commercial Note Taking Services, written permission must be secured from the official
instructor of the class in order to sell the instructor's oral communication in the form of notes. Notes must have the note
taker’s name as well as the instructor's name, the course number, and the date.
Course Evaluation
Students are expected to complete the course evaluation. The feedback provides valuable information to the instructor and
the college and is used to improve student learning. Students are notified when the online evaluation form is available.
Disability Accommodations
Students with disabilities who may require special accommodations are encouraged to request for them through the
Disability Research Center. All such requests will be kept confidential and every attempt will be made to provide equal
Syllabus Disclaimer
The syllabus is a statement of intent and serves as an implicit agreement between the instructor and the student. Every
effort will be made to avoid changing the course schedule but the possibility exists that unforeseen events will make
syllabus changes necessary. Please remember to check your ASU email and the course site often.
Computer Requirements
This course requires a computer with Internet access and the following:
A couple of web browsers (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari)
Adobe Acrobat Reader (free)
Adobe Flash Player (free)
Microphone, webcam, and speakers
Technical Support
This course uses Blackboard to deliver content. It can be accessed through MyASU at or the Blackboard
home page at
To monitor the status of campus networks and services, visit the System Health Portal at
To contact the help desk call toll-free at 1-855-278-5080.
Student Success
This is an online course. To be successful:
check the course daily
read announcements
read and respond to course email messages as needed
complete assignments by the due dates specified
communicate regularly with your instructor and peers
create a study and/or assignment schedule to stay on track