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EGR 222 Circuits I
Credit Hours:  5
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 4 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
Cross-Listed: None

Description: Principles for analyzing linear and non-linear circuits; using SPICE simulation; design and measurement of linear analog electrical systems. Prerequisites: MAT275 and PHY122 - these courses can be taken as pre- or co-requisites.

Prerequisites: MAT275 and PHY122 - These courses can be taken as pre- or co-requisites.

Corequisites: MAT275 and PHY122

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain and express the definitions of basic electrical quantities (voltage, current, power, and energy) and the relationship among them.
2. (Knowledge Level) Know the symbols for and definitions of independent and dependent sources.
3. (Application Level) Calculate the power absorbed by a circuit elements.
4. (Application Level) Use Ohm's law to solve electric circuits.
5. (Application Level) Use Kirchhoff's current law and Kirchhoff's voltage law to solve electric circuits.
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze single-loop and single-node-pair circuits.
7. (Synthesis Level) Combine resistors in series and parallel, and use voltage and current division to solve simple electric circuits.
8. (Analysis Level) Analyze electric circuits containing dependent sources. Use SPICE.
9. (Application Level) Calculate all currents and voltages in circuits that contain multiple nodes and loops.
10. (Analysis Level) Employ Kirchhoff's current law to perform a nodal analysis to determine all the node voltages in a circuit. Employ Kirchhoff's voltage law to perform a loop analysis to determine all the loop currents in a network.
11. (Evaluation Level) Determine which of the two analysis techniques should be utilized to solve a particular problem.
12. (Analysis Level) Analyze op-amp models and their equivalent. circuits. Analyze a variety of circuits that employ op-amps and the use of op-amps in a number of practical applications.
13. (Application Level) Apply Thévenin and Norton equivalent, and the principle of superposition to analyze linear circuit.
14. (Application Level) Apply source transformation and the maximum power transfer theorem.
15. (Application Level) Use circuit models for inductors and capacitors to calculate voltage, current, and power.
16. (Comprehension Level) Recognize and explain the concepts of continuity of current for an inductor and continuity of voltage for a capacitor.
17. (Application Level) Calculate voltages and currents for capacitors and inductors in electric circuits with dc sources.
18. (Application Level) Compute the combination of capacitors and inductors in series and parallel.
19. (Application Level) Calculate initial values for inductor currents and capacitor voltages in transient circuits.
20. (Application Level) Calculate voltages and currents in first-order and second-order transient circuits.
21. (Synthesis Level) Perform phasor and inverse phasor transformations and draw phasor diagrams.
22. (Synthesis Level) Calculate impedance and admittance for our basic R, L, C circuit elements; Combine impedances and admittances in series and parallel.
23. (Application Level) Convert frequency-domain circuit for a given circuit with a sinusoidal source and apply circuit analysis techniques.
24. (Application Level) Calculate instantaneous and average power in ac circuits, the maximum average power transfer for a load in an ac circuit, the effective or rms value for a periodic waveform, and the real power, reactive power, complex power, and power factor in ac circuits.
25. (Analysis Level) Analyze the variable-frequency performance of R, L, and C circuit elements.
26. (Comprehension Level) Identify different types of network functions and their poles and zeros.
27. (Analysis Level) Relate pole and zero locations to characteristics of network functions.
28. (Application Level) Sketch Bode plot for network function.
29. (Analysis Level) Analyze series and parallel resonant circuits.
30. (Analysis Level) Analyze basic passive and active filters.
31. (Analysis Level) Apply Laplace transform to analyze linear circuits and transient circuits.
32. (Synthesis Level) Perform an inverse Laplace transform using partial fraction expansion.
33. (Analysis Level) Relate pole and zero locations to characteristics of time-domain functions.
34. (Analysis Level) Analyze linear circuits using concepts from linear systems theory, including transfer function, impulse response, and stability.
35. (Synthesis Level) Design linear circuits to implement a desired transfer function, implement, and test (analytically and using SPICE).
36. (Application Level) Demonstrate proficiency with laboratory equipment and procedures.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
EGR 222 at CAC is designed to be transferable to EEE 202 at Arizona State University. Therefore, the measurable student learning outcomes stated above are intended to meet the EEE 202 course outcomes at Arizona State University, which are shown below:

Course Outcomes:
1. Students have knowledge of the application of linear electrical circuits across engineering
disciplines and within sub-disciplines of electrical engineering.
2. Students are proficient in measurement of electrical systems.
3. Students can analyze complex dc and ac linear circuits both analytically and with PSpice.
4. Students can design simple linear electrical circuits.
5. Students can use AC steady state analysis to find currents and voltages within circuits
driven by sinusoidal sources
6. Students can apply Laplace transforms correctly and appropriately to analyze linear
7. Students can relate pole and zero locations to characteristics of time-domain functions
8. Students can analyze linear circuits using important concepts from linear systems theory
such as transfer functions.
9. Students understand the connection between linear circuits and differential equations.
10. Students can design linear circuits to implement a desired transfer function