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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

EE221: Introduction to Electrical Engineering I

Credits: 3-2-4

Description: This course addresses the analysis of linear electric circuits through the application of basic network laws and theorems. The student derives solutions for DC circuits, sinusoidal steady-state circuits, and first- and second-order circuits. Students are introduced to linear integrated circuits such as operational amplifiers and timers. Laboratory exercises where students build and design circuits and use test equipment reinforce course material. Introductory troubleshooting skills and lab notebook maintenance are emphasized. Computer simulation is used throughout the course to support both analysis and design objectives.

Requisites: Prereq: Calculus I. For EEE and ECE majors only, or permission of department chair.

Textbook: Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 6th Edition, by Alexander and Sadiku

Course Objectives

Students who complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts and definitions pertaining to electric circuits operating in the DC steady state, AC sinusoidal steady state, and transient condition.
  2. Apply basic circuit laws and analysis techniques to solve problems in DC circuits, AC steady-state circuits, and first and second-order circuit transients.
  3. Apply various circuit theorems, such as the equivalence theorems and linearity principles, to simplify and analyze DC circuits, AC steady-state circuits, and first and second-order circuit transients.
  4. Design circuits to satisfy specifications using analysis and computer simulation.
  5. Use computer tools to analyze circuit behavior numerically and confirm hand calculations.
  6. Build circuits in the laboratory and use test equipment (multi-meters, oscilloscopes) to obtain measurement data to confirm theory or a proposed design.
  7. Establish basic laboratory troubleshooting skills.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to properly record and report laboratory work in a laboratory notebook.

Course Materials

Tentative Syllabus

Fall 2017 Sections

Section Meeting times Room Instructor
3311 MWF3 T34 Ri-024 Asst. Prof. Hatem ElBidweihy
5511 MWF5 T56 Ri-024 Asst. Prof. Hatem ElBidweihy

Course Coordinator

Asst. Prof. Hatem ElBidweihy Electrical and Computer Engineering Maury Hall 334 Telephone: (410) 293-6181

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