|4/1/2023 9:52:24 PM||
|Discipline and Nbr:
ELEC CIRC & DEVICES||
Electric Circuits and Devices
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||4.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||6.00|| ||Contact Total||105.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00||
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).
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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.
Prerequisites:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 42; AND Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH 2 (formerly MATH 2B).
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 10%
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