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ECE 3054 - Electrical Theory (3C)

Course Description

For students in curricula other than ECE or ME. Fundamentals of electric circuits and electronic devices. Fundamentals of electric circuits: circuit laws and network theorems, operational amplifiers, energy storage elements, response of first (Resistive-Inductive RL, and Resistive Capacitive RC) and second order (Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive RLC) systems, Alternating Current (AC) steady state analysis. Basic electronic devices: Diodes and Transistors.

Why take this course?

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, filters. 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 1. Analyze resistive electrical circuits applying basic laws.
  • 2. Analyze and determine Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits.
  • 3. Formulate and solve circuits with operational amplifiers.
  • 4. Analyze the steady state response of electric circuits with Resistance (R), Inductance (L), and Capacitance (C) components.
  • 5. Determine the behavior of RLC circuit with AC excitation with variable frequency.
  • 6. Design and apply filters.
  • 7. Design and apply basic electronic circuits including diodes and transistors.