Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Apr 24, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGR& 204 Electrical Circuits

5 credits
This course is an introduction to electrical engineering. Topics covered include basic circuit and systems concepts and resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. Students will solve first- and second-order linear differential equations associated with basic circuit forms.

Prerequisites: PHYS& 223  

Corequisites: ENGR& 214  and MATH 238  

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Solve electric circuits using node and mesh analysis
  • Apply Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems to circuit analysis
  • Articulate the basic laws of capacitors and inductors
  • Demonstrate the use of differential equations in the analysis of resistance-inductance-capacitance (RLC) circuits
  • Describe an ideal operational amplifier (op amp) and use it in circuits
  • Differentiate between applications using linear and nonlinear resistors and diodes
  • Solve first-order and second-order switched circuits
  • Analyze single-phase and three-phase sinusoidal steady state circuits