Physics 332  Electric
Circuit Analysis Spring 2009
About the course
In this
course you will learn techniques for analyzing the properties and behavior of
electric circuits, with a focus on linear systems. You will develop an understanding of
steadystate and transient behavior of circuits. You will learn how to develop analytic
solutions and how to use computer simulations to characterize circuits, in both
the time and frequency domains.
Required Materials
Textbook: Basic Engineering
Circuit Analysis, 8^{th} edition, by J. David Irwin and R. Mark
Nelms
ISBN:0471487287
You will
also need access to a computer which can run OrCad’s Pspice Demo. This software is for windows machines only so
you must have access to a PC or a Mac with the ability to run windows software. You can download the demo from my outbox at http://boxes.geneseo.edu/Physics/marcus/
This
program is also installed on all lab computers.
I will be
using the myCourses system to distribute assignments and other relevant
materials.
Your responsibilities
You should come
to class ontime, prepared, and ready to participate.
You should
seek out assistance when you need it. My
office hours are
MT: 1:002:00 W: 9:0010:00 R:
2:003:00 I am
available by appointment at other times (consult my schedule posted on my
webpage and my office door)
Coursework
Homework
·
Completing
the homework sets is a critical part of this class. You should feel free to work with your
classmates on the homework, but the work that you turn in must be your own.
·
Use
pencil, not pen
·
If
the problem is based on analyzing a circuit, you must include the circuit
diagram in your solution. You must show
all your work to get full credit.
·
If
the problem requires a PSICE simulation, you must submit a printout of the output
from your simulation.
·
A
randomly selected subset of the problems on each assignment will be graded in
detail. The remainder of the problems
will be graded based on whether or not a reasonable attempt to solve them has
been made. Your lowest homework score
will be dropped.
Quizzes
There will
be approximately 10 inclass quizzes in class throughout the semester. They will be announced at least one lecture
ahead of time. Your two lowest quiz scores
will be dropped.
Exams
Exam 1 
In Class Thursday, February 19^{th} 
Exam 2 
In Class Thursday, April 2^{nd} 
Final Exam 
Friday, May 8^{th} 8:0011:00 
Grading
35% Homework
10% Quizzes
35% Two Inclass Midterm
Exams
20% Final Exam
Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

January 


Sun 
Mon 
Tues 
Wed 
Thurs 
Fri 
Sat 
Week 1 


20 
21 
22 
23 
24 



Class 1 

Class 2 








HW 1 due 

Week 2 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 



Class 3 

Class 4 







Ch: 2
Series, Parallel, DeltaY 
HW 2 due 


February 

Week 3 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 



Class 5 

Class 6 








HW 3 due 

Week 4 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
14 



Class 7 

Class 8 








HW 4 due 

Week 5 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 



Class 9 

Exam 1 





Ch: 4 Pspice
and Op. Amps 




Week 6 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 



Class 10 

Class 11 








HW 5 due 


March 

Week 7 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 



Class 12 

Class 13 







T.B.D. 
HW 6 due 

Week 8 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
14 



Class 14 

Class 15 








HW 7 due 

Week 9 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
No Class! 

Spring
Break 





Week 10 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 



Class 16 

Class 17 





Ch 7: 1^{st}
order transients 


HW 8 due 

Week 11 
29 
30 
31 
1 
2 
3 
4 



Class 18 

Exam 2 











April 

Week 12 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 



Class 19 

Class 20 








HW 9 due 

Week 13 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 



Class 21 

Class 22 








HW 10 due 

Week 14 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 



G.R.E.A.T. 

Class 23 





Day 




week 15 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
1 
2 



Class 24 

Class 25 








HW
11 due 


May 

Week 16 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 



Class 26 


Final Exam 





HW
12 due 

8:00 
11:00 


10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 















