# EEG 208: Circuits I

```ECG 221L- Circuits II Laboratory
CATALOG DATA:
This laboratory is associated with the ECG221 Circuits II course. This lab reinforces the theory
of second order RLC circuits, sinusoidal steady state analysis using phasors, sinusoidal steady
state power, the Laplace transform and its application to circuit analysis, network functions,
frequency response, magnetically coupled circuits and transformers Corequisite: ECG 221:
TEXTBOOK:
None
COORDINATOR:
Kevin Forcade, Laboratory Director ECG Department
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
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To provide students with hands-on experience in circuits operation and analysis and in test
equipment usage.
To provide students with the knowledge to compare PSPICE simulations with physical
circuit operation to understand the capabilities and limitations of simulation modeling.
To provide reinforcement of classroom topics for both the corequisite and prerequisite
material.
To introduce application topics.
PREREQUISITE BY TOPIC:
1. Basic math abilities
2. DC circuit analysis capabilities.
3. Ability to use and perform analysis using PSPICE or other circuit simulation software.
TOPICS:
 Simple DC circuits and resistor functions.
 Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems and bridge circuits.
 Simple AC circuit analysis.
 Second order RLC circuits and Phasor analysis.
 Power analysis, and grounding issues.
 Transformer action and operation.
 Frequency analysis.
COURSE OUTCOMES:
Students should be able to:
1. Properly use the electronic test equipment found in a common laboratory setting. This
includes function generators, multimeters, and oscilloscopes.
2. Perform PSPICE analysis and compare simulation results with test measurements on physical
circuits.
3. Determine the effect of frequency on the use of the test equipment and on reactive
components.
4. Use the topics presented along with the applications provided to solve real world problems.
COMPUTER USAGE:
Student will use PSPICE or a similar variant.
DESIGN CONTENT:
20% of Design. Students will provide some input as to the exact parameters and testing
techniques in several of the labs.
CLASS SCHEDULE:
Laboratory 3 hours per week
PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION:
Engineering Design 1/5 credit
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COURSE AND PROGRAM OUTCOMES:
These course outcomes fulfill the following program objectives:
a. Knowledge of scientific principles that are fundamental to the following application areas:
Circuits, Communications, Computers, Controls, Digital Signal Processing, Electronics,
Electromagnetics, Power and Solid State.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, design a system,
component, or process using the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools,
incorporating the use of design standards and realistic constraints that include most of the
following considerations: economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability,
ethical, health and safety, social and political.
d. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
e. An ability to communicate effectively and possess knowledge of contemporary issues and a
commitment to continue developing knowledge and skills after graduation
COURSE PREPARER AND DATE OF PREPARATION: