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5/25/2024 12:15:54 AMENGR 16 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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Discipline and Nbr:  ENGR 16Title:  ELEC CIRC & DEVICES  
Full Title:  Electric Circuits and Devices
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Fundamental principles of circuit analysis and an introduction to the theory and use of common electronic devices. Subjects covered include node and loop analysis, circuit simplification and equivalence, natural and forced response, op amp behavior and circuits, semiconductor theory and behavior, diodes, transistor, and digital circuits. Mathematical concepts reviewed and applied include:  matrices and system of equations solutions, binary and hexadecimal numbers, Fourier and Laplace transforms, complex numbers and phasors. Students are required to have a graphing calculator.

Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 42; AND Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH 2 (formerly MATH 2B).

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Fundamental principles of circuit analysis and an introduction to the theory and use of common analog and digital electronic devices, circuits, and systems. Students are required to have a graphing calculator.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 42; AND Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH 2 (formerly MATH 2B).
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon Completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1.   Draw schematic circuit diagrams, labeling and defining voltages and
     currents variables according to standard conventions of component, loop, and nodal analysis.
2.   Solve for the voltages and currents and powers in complex direct current circuits with independent and
      dependent sources using Kirchoff's laws, node and loop analysis, voltage and current dividers.
3.    Use parallel and series simplification relationships, Thevenin and Norton equivalence laws, and superposition
      and suppression principles to simplify circuits.
4.    Apply complex numbers, phasor analysis and impedance to find the voltages, currents, and power of complex
      alternating current circuits with independent and dependent sources.
5.    Estimate and compute frequency response, construct and interpret Bode plots, and design, build, and test
      prototypes of passive and active alternating current filter circuits.
6.    Find the transient and total responses caused by step inputs to first and second order circuits with given
      initial conditions.
7.    Analyze and test diode circuits using the ideal, offset, graphical and data sheet modeling.
8.    Analyze, design and construct bipolar junction transistor circuits using small and large signal models.
9.    Construct and predict the output of digital circuits composed of gate, flip-flops, counters and decoders.
10.  Model circuits using Electronic Workbench or similar circuit modeling software.
11.  Solder components on to a printed circuit board.
12.  Set up and run lab experiments using standard electronic equipment including oscilloscopes,
      multimeters, frequency counters, signal generators, power supplies, and prototyping boards,
13.  Use thorough and careful data collection and analysis techniques and apply industry standard report
      documentation to deliver professional quality technical reports.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Principles and Techniques of Direct Current Circuit Analysis
        a. circuit elements and Kirchhoff's Laws
        b. voltage and current dividers
        c. mesh and nodal circuit analysis
        d. power calculations
        e. network theorems (Thevenin, Norton, and max power)
        f. graphical solutions for nonlinear circuit elements
        g. measurement instrumentation (voltmeter, ammeter, oscilloscope)
2.  Alternating Current Circuit Analysis
        a. amplitude (root mean squared & peak), period, phase, and frequency
        b. sinusoidal voltages and currents
        c. periodic signals (e.g. square wave, sawtooth)
        d. review of complex numbers
        e. phasors
        f. impedance
        g. alternating current power
        h. frequency response and Bode plots
        i. natural response
        j. total response
        k. pole-zero diagrams
        l. practical applications (e.g. resonant circuits, impedance matching
           three-phase circuits)
3.  Analog Building Blocks
        a. analog signals and systems
        b. dependent sources
        c. modeling concepts
        d. input and output resistance
        e. open-circuit voltage amplification
        f. practical application (e.g. voltage, current and power amps)
4.  Semiconductors
        a. physical and chemical properties of doped semiconductors
        b. diodes, ideal and non-ideal behavior
        c. transistors behavior and manufacturing
        d. transistor biasing and modeling
        e. graphical circuit analysis for non-linear elements
5.  Operational Amplifiers and Applications
        a. characteristics of operational amplifiers
        b. circuit analysis assuming ideal op amps
        c. non-ideal op amp behavior
        d. op amp realizations
        e. practical applications (e.g. op amp math circuits)
6.  Digital Building Block
        a. digital signals and binary numbers
        b. logic gates (e.g. function and realization)
        c. logic chips (e.g. function, realization, and manufacture)
        d. digital systems (e.g. combinational logic and memory)
        e. practical applications (e.g. state machines, computers)

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1.  Weekly homework problem sets
2.  At least two midterm examinations
3.  Four to sixteen lab reports and technical memos
4.  Comprehensive final examination
5.  Periodic short quizzes

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 40%
Homework problems, lab reports and technical memos
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Soldering, lab equipment demonstrations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
45 - 70%
Problem solving
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering, Rizzoni, Giorgio. 5th ed., McGraw-Hill 2007
Electrical Engineering, Principles and Applications, Hambley, Allan. 3rd ed., Pearson 2008
Instructor prepared materials

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