Electric Circuits

This page describes the format of the second section of the EEGR2053 Electric Circuits class that was taught in the spring of 2019 at LeTourneau University. The class has covered resistive circuit analysis, steady-state sinusoidal analysis, the transient response of first-order RL and RC circuits, power, three-phase circuits, and an introduction to transformers. Related classes are EEGR2051 Circuits and Measurements Lab and EEGR2163 Advanced Circuits. The circuit topics that are not covered in Electric Circuits (frequency response, circuit analysis based on the Laplace transform, Fourier analysis, ...) are taught in Advanced Circuits.

Textbook: Circuit Analysis and Design, by F.T. Ulaby, M.M. Maharbiz, and C.M. Furse, Michigan Publishing, 2018.


Homework: 38 homework sets were assigned.

Lectures: The class had 40 lectures of 55 minutes each and two midterm tests. The material was structured as follows:

  1. Current and voltage
  2. Circuit elements. Power.
  3. The resistor. KCL.
  4. KVL.
  5. KVL and KCL based circuit analysis.
  6. Series and parallel resistor combinations.
  7. Voltage and current division.
  8. Voltage and current division.
  9. Nodal analysis.
  10. Nodal analysis. Supernodes.
  11. Nodal analysis.
  12. Mesh analysis.
  13. Mesh analysis. The supermesh. Operational amplifiers.
  14. Superposition. Source transformations.
  15. Thevenin equivalent circuits.
  16. Thevenin equivalent circuits.
  17. Midterm test 1.
  18. The inductor.
  19. The capacitor.
  20. Series and parallel combinations of inductors and capacitors. Steady-state DC analysis.
  21. The transient response of first-order RC and RL circuits.
  22. The transient response of first-order RC and RL circuits.
  23. Switches. The unit step function.
  24. Sinusoidal functions.
  25. Phasors. The impedance. Review of complex numbers.
  26. The impedance.
  27. Frequency-domain analyis. KVL and KCL.
  28. Frequency domain analysis. Nodal and mesh analysis.
  29. Frequency domain analysis. Thevenin equivalent circuits.
  30. Phasor diagrams.
  31. Instantaneous power. Average power. RMS values.
  32. Apparent power. Power factor.
  33. Complex power.
  34. Midterm test 2.
  35. Complex power. Power factor correction.
  36. Three-phased circuits. The Y configuration.
  37. Three-phased circuits. The Y configuration. The Δ configuration.
  38. Three-phased circuits. The Δ configuration.
  39. Transformers.
  40. Transformers.
  41. Review.
  42. Review.


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