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ENG 260  Electrical Engineering 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours 3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Introductory survey of the electrical engineering discipline with emphasis on electrical power applications. Includes resistive circuits, inductance and capacitance, transients, steadystate sinusoidal analysis, and logic circuits. Also includes operational amplifiers, microcomputers, and diode electronics.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 231 and PHY 216IN .
Course Learning Outcomes
 Demonstrate the ability to apply Node Voltage Analysis and Mesh Current Analysis equations for circuits containing dependent and independent sources and resistors.
 Demonstrate the ability to reduce complex circuits to Thevenin (or Norton) equivalent circuits.
 Demonstrate the ability to use transient analysis to find the value of any current or voltage in resistorinductor (RL), resistorcapacitor (RC), and resistorinductorcapacitor (RCL) circuits.
 Demonstrate the ability to apply phasors to solve mesh and node problems in alternating current (AC) circuits.
 For a given combination of load impedance, applied voltage and throughcurrent, demonstrate the ability to determine any of the following quantities: average and reactive power, power factor, complex power, and rms voltage and current values.
Performance Objectives:
 Apply the passive sign convention to calculate power in an ideal circuit element and state whether the power is being absorbed or delivered.
 Apply Kirchoff’s voltage law and current law (KVL/KCL) to simple circuits.
 Apply parallel and series relationships to find the equivalent resistance of complex resistor networks and the equivalent source when sources are corrected in series and parallel.
 Apply KVL/KCL to solve single node/mesh (loop) circuit problems, such as finding an unknown voltage, current or power.
 Write and solve Node Voltage Analysis and Mesh Current Analysis equations for circuits containing dependent and independent sources and resistors.
 Describe opportunities for applying source transformations and explain why source transformations are useful in circuit analysis.
 Reduce complex circuits to Thevenin (or Norton) equivalent circuits, and explain the physical significance of the internal resistance and voltage (or current) quantities.
 Apply vi formulae for inductors and capacitors to find voltage when current is specified, and viceversa; and find the equivalent component value when multiple capacitors and inductors are connected in series/parallel.
 Explain in both qualitative and quantitative terms why the state variable in an inductor or capacitor resists abrupt change.
 Use the formula sheet to find the value of any current or voltage in resistor inductor (RL) and resistance capacitor (RC) circuits.
 Given a parallel or series resonant circuit (RLC) circuit, the circuit’s initial conditions, and a step excitation, find the node voltage (parallel RLC) or loop current (series RLC).
 Write any given sinusoid as a phasor, and viceversa and draw phasor diagrams for circuits with resistor (R), inductor (L), and capacitor (C) components.
 Apply phasors to find Thevenin/Norton equivalents and solve mesh and node problems in alternating current (ac) circuits.
 Given a combination of load impedance, applied voltage and throughcurrent, find any of these quantities: average and reactive power, power factor, complex power, and rms voltage and current values.
 Analyze threephase circuits in YY connection.
 List the essential terminal characteristics of an ideal opamp, and apply these to calculate voltage and current quantities in opamp circuits with and without feedback resistance connected.
 Describe a design problem in digital logic form and use a truth table to verify a Boolean expression.
 Using a truth table, write a Boolean expression in sums of products (SOP) and product of sums (POS) form and construct a digital circuit using AND and OR gates.
 Explain about computer architecture and essential computer subsystems.
 List the type of microprocessors and memory types used in various electronic devices.
 Explain the role of microcomputers in control systems.
 Describe methods to program microprocessors for various operations.
 Identify the basics of diode in electronic instrumentations.
 Explain the characteristic of various diode.
 Analyze a rectifier circuit.
 Discuss small signal analysis of diode and its applications
Outline:
 Introduction
 Overview of electrical engineering
 Circuits, currents, and voltages
 Power and energy
 Kirchhoff’s current law
 Kirchhoff’s voltage law
 Introduction to circuit elements
 Introduction to circuits
 Resistive Circuits
 Resistances in series and parallel
 Network analysis by using series and parallel equivalents
 Voltagedivider and currentdivider circuits
 Nodevoltage analysis
 Meshcurrent analysis
 Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits
 Superposition principle
 Inductance and Capacitance
 Capacitances in series and parallel
 Physical characteristics of capacitors
 Inductance
 Inductances in series and parallel
 Practical inductors
 Mutual inductance
 Transients
 Direct current (DC) steady state
 RL circuits
 RC and RL circuits with general sources
 RLC secondorder circuits
 SteadyState Sinusoidal Analysis
 Phasors
 Complex impedances
 Circuit analysis with phasors and complex impedances
 Power in alternating current (AC) circuits
 Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits
 Balanced threephase circuits
 Logic Circuits
 Basic logic circuit concepts
 Representation of numerical data in binary form
 Combinatorial logic circuits
 Synthesis of logic circuits
 Operational Amplifiers
 Ideal operational amplifiers
 Summingpoint constraint
 Inverting amplifiers
 Noninverting amplifiers
 Design of simple amplifiers
 Microcomputers
 Microcomputer organization
 Microprocessor types
 Memory types
 Digital process control
 Machine code and assembly languages
 Diode Electronics
 Diode concepts and operations
 Diode types and load line characteristics
 Ideal and piecewiselinear diode model
 Rectifier circuits

