For students in curricula other than ECE. Fundamentals of electric circuits and electronic devices. Specific topics include linear AC and DC circuit analysis, transistors, operational amplifiers, reactive linear elements, filters, transformers, Boolean algebra, combinatorial logic gates, and basic sequential logic devices. Principles of Electromagnetics and its application to antenna systems. Pre: PHYS 2306; Co: MATH 2214. (3H, 3C).
This course is designed as an introductory course to the fundamental principles of electrical engineering for students not majoring in electrical or computer engineering. The course stresses breadth over depth, and introduces analysis techniques that cover basic electronic circuit elements, amplifiers and antenna systems. Having completed this course, the student should have sufficient background to successfully communicate with electrical engineers in modern engineering design team settings. In addition, completing this course successfully will provide the students the knowledge required to continue in more advanced courses dealing with electronics, controls, and instrumentation.
Percentage of Course
|Circuit variables and elements||5%|
|AC and DC circuit laws||15%|
|Circuit analysis, Thevenin and Norton equivalents||10%|
|Basic electronics Transistors Operational Amplifiers||20%|
|Passive and active filters in the frequency domain||10%|
|Signal theory and the Nyquist sampling theorem||5%|
|Boolean algebra Combinatorial Logic Sequential logic||20%|
|Maxwell's equations and antennas||10%|
|Link budget analysis||5%|