Aug 14, 2022
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, steady-state 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 resistor-inductor (RL), resistor-capacitor (RC), and resistor-inductor-capacitor (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 through-current, demonstrate the ability to determine any of the following quantities: average and reactive power, power factor, complex power, and rms voltage and current values.
- 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 v-i formulae for inductors and capacitors to find voltage when current is specified, and vice-versa; 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 vice-versa 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 through-current, find any of these quantities: average and reactive power, power factor, complex power, and rms voltage and current values.
- Analyze three-phase circuits in Y-Y connection.
- List the essential terminal characteristics of an ideal op-amp, and apply these to calculate voltage and current quantities in op-amp 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
- 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
- Voltage-divider and current-divider circuits
- Node-voltage analysis
- Mesh-current analysis
- Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits
- Superposition principle
- Inductance and Capacitance
- Capacitances in series and parallel
- Physical characteristics of capacitors
- Inductances in series and parallel
- Practical inductors
- Mutual inductance
- Direct current (DC) steady state
- RL circuits
- RC and RL circuits with general sources
- RLC second-order circuits
- Steady-State Sinusoidal Analysis
- Complex impedances
- Circuit analysis with phasors and complex impedances
- Power in alternating current (AC) circuits
- Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits
- Balanced three-phase 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
- Summing-point constraint
- Inverting amplifiers
- Noninverting amplifiers
- Design of simple amplifiers
- 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 piecewise-linear diode model
- Rectifier circuits
Full Academic Year 2017/18
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