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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

EE 221: Fall 2014 Syllabus

Text: Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, Alexander & Sadiku, 5th Edition.

Electrical Engineering I, Revision 4 of 30 Nov 2014

Week

Lesson

Topic

Read

Homework

Week of 18 Aug


1

1

Basic Concepts pp 1--23  Ch 1: 6,10,18,19,29

2

Resistance and Ohm's Law pp 29--35

LAB

lecture for sect. 4321

Week of 25 Aug

2

3

Resistance, Nodes, Loops pp 35--43 Ch 2: 1,3,4

4

KVL and KCL
Series and Parallel
pp 43--52 Ch 2: 13,17,19,25

5

Series and Parallel
Resistive Circuit Examples
pp 43--52 Ch 2: 30,34,35

LAB

Lab #1: Voltage Regulator

Week of 01 Sep

01 September 2014---Labor Day Holiday

3

Holiday Routine

6

Voltage Divider and Current Divider pp 43--52 Ch 2: 31,36,38,41

7

Nodal Analysis pp 81--88 Ch 3: 5,7,17

LAB

Lab #1 continued

Week of 08 Sep

4

8

Nodal Analysis with Supernodes pp 88--92 Ch 3: 14,18,20,23

9

Superposition and Source Transformation pp 127--138 Ch 4: 9,13,15

10

Thévenin's Theorem pp 139--145

LAB

Lab #2: LEDs

Week of 15  Sep

5

11

Thévenin's Theorem pp 139--145

Ch 4: 22,38,41,43
(do Thevenin not Norton)

12

Thévenin's Theorem pp 139--145 Ch 4: 48,53,57
(do Thevenin not Norton)

13

Maximum Power Transfer pp 150--152 Ch 4: 67,73,88

 LAB

Lab #3: Thévenin Equivalent

Week of 22 Sep

Academic Reserve Week

6

Exam #1  

14

Operational Amplifiers pp 175--185

15

Operational Amplifiers pp 175--185 Ch 5: 12,13,21,29

LAB

Lab #4: Operational Amplifier

Week of 29 Sep

7

16

Operational Amplifiers pp 185--194 Ch 5: 37,45,59,70

17

Capacitors pp 215--225

18

Capacitors and Inductors pp 226--236 Ch 6: 6,17,26

LAB

Lab #5: Op-Amp as a Comparator

Week of 6 Oct

8

19

Inductors pp 226--236 Ch 6: 40,53,58

20

First-Order Natural Response pp 253--265 Ch 7: 6,8,11,13

21

First-Order Step Response pp 273--284 Ch 7: 42,49,85

LAB

Laboratory Exam #1

Week of 13 Oct

13 October 2014--Columbus Day Observed

9

Holiday Routine

22

First-Order Circuits pp 284--300 Ch 7: 53,80

23

Sinusoids and Complex Numbers pp 369--378 Ch 9:1,6,8,9

LAB

Lab #6: Transient Response

Week of 20 Oct

10

24

Phasors and Impedance pp 378--389 Ch 9: 16,19,30,35

25

Frequency Domain Circuits pp 389--403 Ch 9: 40,44,49,60

26

AC Nodal Analysis pp 413--417 Ch 10: 7,11,17,21

LAB

Lab #7: Sensor Motor Control Circuit

Week of 27 Oct

11

27

AC Superposition and Source Transformation pp 421--426 Ch 10: 44,47,53

28

AC Thévenin pp 426--430 Ch 10: 58,60,67
Exam #2

LAB

Lab #8: AC Steady State Circuits  MultiSim Introduction

Week of 3 Nov

12

29

AC Power pp 457--470 Ch 11:5,12,22

30

Robot

31

Robot

LAB

Robot

Week of 10 Nov

13

32 Robot
33 Frequency Response pp 613--619 ESIT
34 Resonance and Passive Filters pp 629--642 Ch 14: 4,7
LAB Section 4321 only: Robot

Week of 17 Nov

Initial Draft of Robot Report due Wednesday 19 Nov

14

35 Resonance and Passive Filters pp 629--642 Ch 14: 42,48,53
36 Active Filters pp 642--648 ECE in the News
37 Introduction to Laplace Transform pp 675--685 Ch 14: 61,63,67
LAB Robot

Week of 24 Nov

Thanksgiving 27 Nov

15

38 Laplace Properties pp 685--690 Ch 15: 9,14,18
39 Inverse Laplace Transform pp 690--697 Ch 15: 27,34
Holiday Routine
LAB Section 3311 only: Robot

Week of 1 Dec

16

40 Applications of the Laplace Transform pp 715--725 Ch 15: 37ab,38b
41 Second-Order Response pp 319-336 Ch 16: 15,18
42 Second-Order Response pp 319-336
LAB Laboratory Exam #2 / Robot

Week of 8 Dec

Final Draft of Robot Report & Robot demo due Monday 8 Dec
17

Course Wrap-up
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