YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Syllabus for ECEGR 2632
Fall 200
7
2632.
Basic Circuit Theory 1
. Basic principles of linear circuits. Circuits concepts and laws,
methods of analysis, network theorems. Source

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esistor circuits. Inductors and capacitors.
First

order transients. Analysis of AC circuits using phasors; impedance and admittance. Power
calculations in DC and AC circuits. Prereq. or concurrent: MATH 1572.
3 sh
Prerequisite
: Math 1572 (or concur
rent)
Class schedule
: MWF 8:00
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Instructor
: Dr. R. H. Foulkes, Jr.
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Office
: ESB 20
42
Phone/Voice Mail
: (330) 941

3013
Fax
: (330) 941

3381
E

mail:
rhfoulke@
eng
.
ysu.edu
Web
:
http://www.eng.ysu.edu/~rhfoulke
Textbook
:
Hayt et al.
,
E
ngineering Circuit Analysis,
7
th
e
d.
,
McGraw

Hill
, 200
7
.
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.
WEEKS
CHAPT
ERS
TOPICS
TEST DATES
1

3
1, 2
, 3
Basic concepts;
source

resistor circuits.
Friday, 9

1
4

0
7
4

7
4, 5
, 6
Node & mesh analyses
.
Some circuit analysis
techniques.
O
p amps
.
Friday, 10

1
2

0
7
8

11
7
,
8
Inductors & capacitors.
First

order transients.
Wed
nesday, 11

7

0
7
12

15
10
,
11
AC circuit analysis.
AC power calculations.
Wednesday
, 12

05

0
7
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
to every
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
1)
analyze DC and AC circuits in order to determine values of specified voltages and
currents by applying princip
les of mathematics and physics;
2)
understand energy storage components and the transient responses associated with
them;
3)
calculate power supplied or absorbed in DC circuits, and apparent, real, and
reactive powers in AC circuits;
4)
design simple circuits su
ch as one to produce a specified voltage, to transfer
maximum power, or to correct a power factor; and
5)
develop and present systematic, clear, and concise solutions to engineering circuit
problems.
Homework
: 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
at
http://www.eng.ysu.edu/~rhfoulke
. Also posted are the
format requirements
to b
e
observed when preparing
written homework assignments
and a selection of homework
problem solutions.
For more problem

solving practice, you should study the examples in
the text and work the practice problems.
Hour tests
: At the end of each topic [see t
he outline], a one

hour, 100

point closed

book test
will be given on the current topics.
Final exam
: One 1

hour, 100

point comprehensive closed

book exam will be given during the
final exam period on
Wednes
day, December
1
2
, 200
7
, from 3:15 to 5:15 PM.
Gra
ding
: 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%.
Other Information
: Attendance will not be used directly in calculating the course grade.
However, class attendance is essential for good performance. Each student is responsi
ble
for all material presented in class.
Attendance is required
on all test and assignment

due
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.
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