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ECE EEL 3111 - Introductory Circuit Analysis

Curriculum Designation: Required for electrical engineering and computer engineering majors.

Course (Catalog) Description: Current, voltage, and power; resistors, inductors, and capacitors; network theorems and laws; operational amplifiers, phasors; impedances; sinusoidal steady-state analysis.

Prerequisite: MAC 2312

Corequisites: MAC 2313 and PHY 2049 C for FSU student or PHY 2049/PHY 2049L for FAMU students

Course Objectives:

  1. Calculate power absorbed by element with passive sign convention.
  2. Identify relationship between charge versus current, voltage versus energy, and energy versus power.
  3. Identify voltage sources versus current sources, independent sources versus dependent sources.
  4. Identify the voltage-current characteristics of resistors, capacitors and inductors.
  5. Construct equivalent circuits of resistive circuits using series or parallel.
  6. Solve a resistive circuit through nodal analysis.
  7. Solve a resistive circuit through loop analysis.
  8. Identify an Operational Amplifier and its ideal characteristics.
  9. Identify a sinusoid with a phasor.
  10. Calculate the impedances of circuit elements and RLC circuits.
  11. Apply network theorems such as linearity, superposition, Thevenin's theorem and Norton's theorem to analyze resistive networks.
  12. Solve an AC circuit using nodal analysis, loop analysis and/or other circuit theorems.

Topics Covered:

  1. Review of basic concepts of charge, current, voltage, power and energy
  2. Resistive circuits
  3. Nodal and loop analysis techniques
  4. Operational amplifiers
  5. Additional circuit analysis technologies
  6. Capacitance and inductance
  7. AC steady-state analysis

Class Schedule: Three 50 minute or two 75 minute lectures per week (3 credit hours).

Contribution to Professional Component: 100% Engineering

Science/Design (%): 85% / 15%

Relationship to ABET Student Outcomes: F

Prepared by: Bruce A. Harvey

Revised: September 22, 2016