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ECE 3810
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FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

Designation:
Not open to electrical engineering majors

Catalog Description:

Lec. 3, Credit 3

Prerequisite: MATH 1920

Not open to electrical engineering majors.
An introduction to fundamental princi
ples of electrical
circuits,

DC and AC circuit

analysis techniques
,

electric power systems, electric motors
, diodes

and
rectifiers, operational amplifiers, frequency response and filters.

Prerequisites by Topic:

1.

Differential equations.

2.

Complex v
ariables

Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Material(s):

Cogdell, J. R., “Foundations of Electric Circuits”, Prentice Hall 1999

Reference Material(s):
None

Topics Covered:

1.

Basic Circuit Theory

(3 hours)

2.

Analysis of DC Circuits (6
hours)

3.

D
ynamics of Circuits (3

hours)

4.

Analysis of AC circuits (9
hours)

5.

Power in AC Circuits (6

hours)

7. Electric Motors (3 hours)

8. Operational Amplifiers (3 hours)

9
.

Frequency Response and Filter Circuits (3

hours)

10
.

Diodes

and

Rectifiers (3

hours)

11
.

Tests and solutions (
3

hours)

Class/Laboratory Schedule:

Lecture: 3 hrs/week

Laboratory:
-
0
-

hrs/week

Recitation:
-
0
-

hrs/week

Other:
-
0
-

hrs/week

Course Objectives and Relationship to Program Educational Objectives:

1.

To introduce the students to the International System of Units, the electrical qualities charge, current,
voltage, power, energy, and their relations and to present to them the concepts of resistance, ideal
voltage source, and ideal current source.
(E
E: A; CmpE: A)

2.

To teach the students the fundamentals of electrical engineering such as Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s
Voltage Law (KVL), and Kirchoff’s Current Law (KCL) and their applications for solving simple
electric circuits and finding the equivalent re
sistances for parallel and series resistor connections.
(EE: A; CmpE: A)

3.

To introduce the students the models for independent practical voltage source as well as dependent
voltage and current sources.
(EE: A; CmpE: A)

4.

To teach the students how t
o solve D.C. circuits using the systematic Nodal and Loop Analysis
methods and other analysis techniques such as superposition, Thevinin’s and Norton’s Equivalent
circuits, source transformation, and maximum power transfer.
(EE: A; CmpE: A)

5.

To introdu
ce to the students the dynamic circuit elements capacitor and inductor, and to teach them
the transient analysis of simple elementary first order dynamic circuits including charging and
discharging of a capacitor.
(EE: A; CmpE: A)

6.

To present to the s
tudents the concept of phasor representation of sinusoidal voltage and current
waveforms and the complex impedance/admittance of RLC
-
circuits and their applications for solving
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AC
-
circuits.
(EE: A; CmpE: A)

Course Objectives and Relationship to Program

Educational Objectives
-

Continued

7.

To explain to the students the concepts of instantaneous, active, reactive, apparent, and complex
power. Power factor, power triangle, and method of power factor correction are also presented.
(EE:
A; CmpE:A)

8.

To introduce the students to the general principles
of electric motors and their applications.

9
.

To present to the students the concepts and importance of high
-
pass, low
-
pass, and band
-
pass filters
and teach them the calculation and plot of the frequen
cy response of a given RLC
-
filter.
(EE: A;
CmpE: A)

10
.

To introduce to the students the non
-
linear element semiconductor diode and the solution of
elementary circuits involving diodes including half
-
wave and full
-
wave rectifiers. Also, the operation
o
f power supply using rectifier and filter is explained to the students.
(EE: A; CmpE: A)

1
1
.

To present to the students the model for an ideal OPAMP and to show them how to analyze circuits
involving OPAMP’s. Practical OPAMP
-
circuits such as adders, vo
ltage followers, differential
amplifiers, and integrators are to be studied, and some simple but practical designs are to be
considered as well.
(EE:

A; CmpE: A)

Course Outcomes and Relationship to Program Outcomes:

A student completing this course sho
uld, at a minimum, be able to perform the following:

1.

Given one or more electrical quantities such as charge current, etc., calculate other quantities such as
voltage, power, etc., using proper relations. (EE: 1; CmpE: 1)

2.

Given a simple DC
-
circuit,

solve for currents and voltages for the different components in that circuit
using Ohm’s Law, KVL, and KCL. (EE: 1; CmpE: 1)

3.

Given a fairly complicated DC
-
circuit, solve the circuit using Nodal or Loop Analysis methods. (EE:
1; CmpE: 1)

4.

Given a

simple RC
-

or RL
-
circuit with DC
-
source, find the transient response of the circuit. (EE: 1;
CmpE: 1)

5.

Find current, voltage, and/or different kinds of power in a simple AC
-
circuit and calculate the amount
of compensating capacitor to improve the power

factor for a load. (EE: 1; CmpE: 1)

6.

Given the circuit of a filter, calculate the frequency response of the filter, determine the type of the
filter, and plot the frequency response. (EE: 1; CmpE: 1)

7.

Find the voltage/current waveform in a simpl
e circuit with diodes, and find the average and effective
values of the corresponding waveform. (EE: 1; CmpE: 1)

8.

Given a circuit with OPAMP’s, find the voltages and currents at different points of the circuit. (EE: 1;
CmpE: 1)

9.

Design OPAMP
-
circuits

that can add, integrate, differentiate, or solve differential equations. (EE: 1;
CmpE: 1)

10. Select electric motors for practical applications.

Outcomes Assessment Tools:

Outcome Nos. 1
-

8:
H
omework assignment,
class
tests
and quizzes
and a compr
ehensive final exam

Contribution of Course to Meeting the Professional Component:

Math and Basic Science:
-
0
-

hrs.

General Education:
-
0
-

hrs.

Engineering: 3 hrs. (Design:
-
0
-

hrs.)

Other:
-
0
-

hrs.

Prepared by:

Dr
. Arun Sekar
,
August 20,
2007

Revised: