E E 2315 Circuits I Introduction - The University of Texas at Arlington

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E E 2415 Circuits I
Lecture 0 - Basic Information
Textbook and Software
• Introduction to Electric Circuits 9th edition,
by Dorf & Svoboda
• PSpice 9.1 Evaluation Version - Orcad
• A Good Web Browser (Graphic Capability)
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FireFox
Safari
Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
• Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Viewer (on Web)
Course URL
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http://www.uta.edu/ee/hw/hw2415-1
All Homework assignments here
Course Syllabus (schedule & rules) here
Lectures will be posted here
Links to other relevant places posted here
Announcements and messages here
Points for Activities
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Exam I
Exam II
Homework
PSpice Problems
Participation
Final Exam
20%
20%
12%
10%
8%
30%
Grade Values
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B
C
D
F
90%
80%
70%
60%
0%
to 100%
to 89%
to 79%
to 69%
to 59%
Exams
• 70% of your grade is derived
from exams
• Exams are taken locally
• Calculators needed
– Scientific Calculator
– Complex Arithmetic
– Solve Simultaneous Equations
Homework Submission
• Get your homework assignment from
web
– Print from your browser to get hardcopy
– Work out the problems
• ask for help if needed
• see IEEE Mentoring Office
• See GTA or Instructor during Office Hours
• Use email, if necessary
• EE 2415-001 - Submit Solutions on Web
PSpice Assignments
• Orcad PSpice 9.2 Eval to be used
– Problems are text version
– See Tutorial:
http://www.uta.edu/ee/hw/pspice/
• Campus Students Submit Printouts
– Usually submit the “out” file
– Sometimes submit Probe file results
Grading Rubric for Exams 1
• Mastering
– M6 Correctly applied circuit laws to the
conditions of the problem and correctly
solved the ensuing equations. Work was
logical and orderly.
(100% - 95%)
– M5 Got mostly correct results, but work
could be better organized and documented.
Used an inefficient method or overlooked
an easier or simpler procedure.
(95% - 85%)
Grading Rubric for Exams 2
• Developing
– D4 Mostly used appropriate solution
procedures, but made arithmetic, algebraic
or organizational errors.
(85% - 60%)
– D3 Properly used the fundamental circuit
laws, but missed one or more key concepts
in setting up the problem’s solution.
(60% - 40%)
Grading Rubric for Exams 3
• Emerging
– E2 An earnest attempt made, but lacked
proper use of KVL, KCL, Ohm’s Law or
the Passive Sign Convention at significant
stages of the problem.
(40% to 20%)
– E1 Did not make significant progress on
the problem.
(20% - 0%)
Contacting Me
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Phone: (817) 272-2671
Email: [email protected]
FAX: (817) 272-2253
Mail:
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William E. Dillon, Ph.D., P.E.
The University of Texas at Arlington
Electrical Engineering Department
P.O. Box 19016
Arlington TX 76019-0016 USA
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