Sep 19, 2020  
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ENGR 2091 - Circuits I

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This first course in engineering circuits introduces circuit theorems and analysis techniques and includes an introduction to elementary semiconductor devices. Topics include Kirchoff’s Laws, mesh analysis, nodal analysis, source transformations, superposition, Thevenin’s theorem, operational amplifiers, bipolar junction transistors, MOSFETs, and RLC circuits. Circuits analysis software is introduced. Design of simple electrical circuits is integrated throughout this course. This course includes a two-hour lab each week.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1082  and MATH 1082  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Concurrently enrolled in MATH 2081  or MATH 2082  

Major Content
  1. Basic concepts, system of units, circuit elements
  2. Capacitance and inductance
  3. DC SPICE analysis, applications
  4. Diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers
  5. Nodal analysis, mesh analysis
  6. RL and RC circuits, transients, transient analysis using SPICE
  7. Simple resistive circuits, voltage and current division
  8. Source transformations, superposition, Thevenin¿s theorem, max power transfer
  9. Analysis of RLC circuits using SPICE
  10. Design examples
  11. RLC circuits, source free response, response with constant source

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Apply Kirchoffs laws to determine power, energy, voltage, and current in a linear circuit
  2. Analyze circuits containing operational amplifiers
  3. Analyze circuits containing non linear devices such as diodes, BJTs, and MOSFETs
  4. Determine the step response of first and second order circuits containing energy storage elements such as inductors and capacitors.
  5. Analyze circuits using circuits simulation software.
  6. Design simple circuits
  7. Analyze circuits using nodal and mesh analysis techniques
  8. Apply circuits theorems such as superposition, source transformations, and Thevenins theorem to electric circuits.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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