2022-2023 College Catalog
Dec 01, 2023

# EGR 2104 - Electrical Circuits I

4 Credits
Introduction to circuit variables, elements, and simple resistive circuits. Analysis techniques applied to resistive circuits. The concept of inductance, capacitance, and mutual inductance. The natural and step responses of RL, RC, and RLC circuits. A lab component will be included.

Prerequisite: MATH 2224 - Calculus II

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge of math (solving linear equations, matrix algebra, and calculus), science (concepts of charge, current, voltage, capacitance, energy, inductors, magnetic energy, etc.), and engineering (electrical engineering designs) in analyzing circuits. (PLO 1)
2. Utilize critical thinking to formulate decisions and problem solving based on reasoning and analysis. (PLO 1, 3)
3. Demonstrate the proper use of technology to supplement and enhance conceptual understanding, visualization, and inquiry. (PLO 5)
4. Synthesize information from a variety of sources to solve problems and interpret results. (PLO 1, 3, 5)
5. Determine voltages and currents in a DC circuit consisting of resistors, current sources, voltage sources, and dependent sources. (PLO 1, 5)
6. Determine Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuit of a DC circuit and find the maximum power output of a DC circuit. (PLO 1, 5)
7. Apply Kirchhoff’s Laws to nodal and mesh analysis of a circuit. (PLO 1, 5)
8. Determine the transient response, the sinusoidal response and the power delivered and absorbed of a circuit consisting of RLC. (PLO 1, 5)
9. Recognize physical circuit elements in the lab and assemble a circuit from a schematic diagram. (PLO 1, 5)
10. Use fundamental electrical instruments, build circuits, analyze experimental data, and write experimental reports. (PLO 2, 4, 3, 5)

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