Physics 332 - Electric Circuit Analysis Spring 2009

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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 steady-state 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, 8th edition, by J. David Irwin and R. Mark Nelms

ISBN:0-471-48728-7

 

You will also need access to a computer which can run OrCadís 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 on-time, prepared, and ready to participate.

 

You should seek out assistance when you need it.My office hours are

MT: 1:00-2:00 W: 9:00-10:00R: 2:00-3:00 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 in-class 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 19th

Exam 2

In Class Thursday, April 2nd

Final Exam

Friday, May 8th 8:00-11:00


Grading††††††††††

 

35%††††† Homework

10%††††† Quizzes

35%††††† Two In-class 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

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 1: Terminology

 

Ch. 2: Ohmís and Kirchoffís Laws

HW 1 due

 

Week 2

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

 

Class 3

 

Class 4

 

 

 

 

 

 Ch. 2:Single Loop/Node circuits

 

Ch: 2†† Series, Parallel, Delta-Y

HW 2 due

 

 

February

Week 3

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

 

Class 5

 

Class 6

 

 

 

 

 

 Ch. 2/3: Applications/ Node Analysis

 

Ch. 3: Node/Loop/Mesh Analysis

HW 3 due

 

Week 4

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

 

 

 

Class 7

 

Class 8

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 3:Loop Analysis

 

Ch. 3/4: Supernodes/meshes

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

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 4: Op. Amp circuits

 

 Ch. 5: Superposition and Thevenin

HW 5 due

 

 

March

Week 7

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

 

Class 12

 

Class 13

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 5: Thevenin and Source Transform

 

T.B.D.

HW 6 due

 

Week 8

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

 

 

 

Class 14

 

Class 15

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 6: Capacitors and Inductors

 

Ch. 6: C and L in circuits

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: 1st order transients

 

Ch. 7: 1st and 2nd order transient

HW 8 due

 

Week 11

29

30

31

1

2

3

4

 

 

 

Class 18

 

Exam 2

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 7 2nd order transients

 

 

 

 

 

April

Week 12

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

 

 

 

Class 19

 

Class 20

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 8: Phasors and Complex Analysis

 

Ch. 8:Impedance and AC steady-state

HW 9 due

 

Week 13

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

 

 

 

Class 21

 

Class 22

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 9: AC power Analysis

 

Ch. 9: AC power Analysis

HW 10 due

 

Week 14

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

 

 

 

G.R.E.A.T.

 

Class 23

 

 

 

 

 

Day

 

 Ch. 12: Household AC & Safety

 

 

week 15

26

27

28

29

30

1

2

 

 

 

Class 24 Ch. 12: Var. Freq. Analysis

 

Class 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ch. 12: Resonance

 HW 11 due

 

 

May

Week 16

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

 

 

Class 26 Ch. 12: Freq. Filter networks

 

 

Final Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 HW 12 due

 

8:00 - 11:00

 

 

10

11

12

13

14

15

16