YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Syllabus for ECEGR 2632
Basic Circuit Theory 1
. Basic principles of linear circuits. Circuits concepts and laws,
methods of analysis, network theorems. Source
esistor circuits. Inductors and capacitors.
order transients. Analysis of AC circuits using phasors; impedance and admittance. Power
calculations in DC and AC circuits. Prereq. or concurrent: MATH 1572.
: Math 1572 (or concur
: MWF 8:00
: Dr. R. H. Foulkes, Jr.
: ESB 20
: (330) 941
: (330) 941
Hayt et al.
ngineering Circuit Analysis,
Course Material and Objectives
: ECEGR 2632 is a first course in basic cir
cuit theory and the
first in a sequence of two circuits courses required for the major. Material dealing with
basic concepts, DC circuits, first
order transients, AC circuits, and AC power will be
covered. A tentative outline is shown below.
Node & mesh analyses
Some circuit analysis
Inductors & capacitors.
AC circuit analysis.
AC power calculations.
This course is certified as a General Education Critical Thinking Intensive course and is
designed to develop and improve your thinking abilities with resp
ect to electrical circuit theory
and design. Therefore your work will be graded based on how you think and the solutions you
obtain. You should make it your aim to
show your thinking and your approach
problem and design you do. The following go
als are designed to help you develop your
engineering skills and thinking abilities.
At the completion of the course, a student will be able to
analyze DC and AC circuits in order to determine values of specified voltages and
currents by applying princip
les of mathematics and physics;
understand energy storage components and the transient responses associated with
calculate power supplied or absorbed in DC circuits, and apparent, real, and
reactive powers in AC circuits;
design simple circuits su
ch as one to produce a specified voltage, to transfer
maximum power, or to correct a power factor; and
develop and present systematic, clear, and concise solutions to engineering circuit
: A total of 50 homework problems will be assign
ed, collected, and graded. Each
will count 2 points for a total of 100 points.
Homework assignments are posted on the web
. Also posted are the
observed when preparing
written homework assignments
and a selection of homework
For more problem
solving practice, you should study the examples in
the text and work the practice problems.
: At the end of each topic [see t
he outline], a one
will be given on the current topics.
: One 1
point comprehensive closed
book exam will be given during the
final exam period on
, from 3:15 to 5:15 PM.
: Course grades will be based on the percentage of points earned on the hour tests, the
final exam, and homework. Assignment of letter grades is based on the following: in order
to earn an ‘A’, the percentage must be at least 90%; to earn a ‘B’, bet
ween 80% and 90%; a
‘C’, between 70% and 80%; and a ‘D’, between 60% and 70%.
: Attendance will not be used directly in calculating the course grade.
However, class attendance is essential for good performance. Each student is responsi
for all material presented in class.
Attendance is required
on all test and assignment
dates. No make
ups will be given and no late assignments accepted unless prior
arrangements are made with the instructor.
See the YSU undergraduate bulletin fo
r policies on incomplete grades and academic honesty.