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ENGR& 204 - Electrical Circuits with Lab

6.0 Credits
Introduction to electrical engineering with laboratory applications of electric circuits principles and instrumentation. Analysis of basic circuit and systems concepts including resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. Solve first- and second-order linear differential equations associated with RL, RC, and RLC circuits. Laboratory activities illustrate concepts explored in lecture by building and measuring circuits on breadboards.Measurement of transient and steady-state responses.
Prerequisite Completion of MATH& 152 and PHYS& 222 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe Ohm’s law and its role in electric circuits and the resistor element.
  2. Apply Kirchhoff’s laws, node votlage, and mesh current analysis both in circuit analysis and experimentally.
  3. Apply Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems and maximum power transfer both in circuit analysis and experimentally.
  4. Articulate the basic laws of capacitors and inductors.
  5. Demonstrate the use of first-order and second-order differential equations in the analysis of RL, RC and RLC circuits.
  6. Describe an ideal operational amplifier (op amp) and use it both in circuit analysis and experimentally.
  7. Analyze single- and three-phase sinusoidal steady-state circuits.
  8. Differentiate between phasor concept and the phase shift between two sinusoidal signals.
  9. Use an oscilloscope to measure time varying signals for RL, RC, RLC, and sinusoidal steady-state circuits.

Course Typically Offered
Fall, Spring

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