Electrical
Engineering Department
EE213 – Introduction to Circuit Analysis (1^{st} Circuits course)
Prerequisites: Calculus 1 and Physics
2 or equivalent 3 Credits 45 hours
Description: The course considers the fundamentals of the
analysis of linear electric circuits.
The properties of the components that make up electrical circuits,
including resistors, capacitors, inductors, voltage sources, and current
sources are presented. Both independent
and dependent sources are considered.
The Kirchhoff current and voltage laws are applied to electrical
networks to determine voltages and currents at all points in the network. Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits are
also introduced. Circuit behavior is
analyzed for DC and transient excitation.
First and second order differential equations with constant coefficients
are applied to the transient case to achieve the solution. AC analysis is then introduced using the
concept of “Phasors”.
Evening Classes – Bannow 166, Tuesday
evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 – Dr. Denenberg
Day Classes – Bannow 253, Tues. & Thurs. Afternoons from 2:00 to 3:15 – Dr.
Munden
No. 
Objective 
Outcome 
1 
To understand the concepts of voltage and current and the laws that govern them. 
Students will derive expressions for voltage and current based on the fundamental laws of Physics and will use these expressions to develop models for electric circuits 
2 
To develop methods for analyzing electric circuits 
Students will develop methods of analyzing electric circuits using Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, including mesh and node equations and Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits 
3 
To understand the concepts of energy storage elements 
Students will develop electric circuit models for inductors and capacitors and use those models to analyze electric circuits containing these elements 
4 
To understand the transient behavior of electrical circuits containing resistors, inductors, and capacitors 
Students will develop methods of analyzing RLC circuits under transient conditions using first and secondorder differential equations 
5 
Be introduced to the operation of circuits excited by sinusoidal sources 
Students will develop electric circuit models for components excited by sinusoidal sources and will be introduced to using those models to analyze electric circuits 
Results Summary: Fall, 2007 
Results Summary: Fall, 2008 
Text: Fundamentals of
Electric Circuits, (3^{rd} Ed.), Charles Alexander &
Matthew Sadiku, 2007, McGrawHill, ISBN: 0072977183
Supplement: Schaum's Outlines: Electric Circuits (4^{th}
Ed.), Nahvi & Edminster, 2003, McGraw Hill, ISBN:
0071393072
References:
1.
Circuit
Analysis: Theory and Practice, (4^{th} Ed.), Allan H. Robbins & Wilhelm
Miller, 2006, ThompsonDelmar Learning, ISBN: 141 803 861x
2.
Basic Engineering
Circuit Analysis, J. David Irwin, John Wiley & Sons, 2002
Selected Answers (pdf) V.7,
V8
3.
Electric Circuits (8^{th} Ed.), by J.
Nilsson and S. Riedel, 2008, ISBN 0131989251
4.
SNET Study Program Lectures, J. N. Denenberg, 20022004,
SNET Study Program Lecture
Recordings, ilinc Player
(900kBytes)
Required Software:
1.
MS
Office, MathCAD
Version 6+ or greater, Student Ed.,
MatLab
Tutorial by B. Aliane
2.
Pspice 9.1
(Obtain from Auburn
University or get the OrCAD demo), CircuitMaker  V.6 (Obtain from DoctorD ), Electronic Workbench 
V.4 (Interactive Image Technologies – student version) or SWcadIII
(Spice by Linear Technologies.).
PSpice
Tutorial (PDF)  Part 1 PSpice Tutorial (PDF)  Part 2
Tutorials on the web:
Basic
Analog Circuit Tutorial – National Instruments,
DC
Circuits Tutorial 
Circuits
Tutorial – McGrawHill (Thomas G. Cleaver), Fairly Complete and
interactive,
Inverse
Matrix Tutorial – Using determinants at www.easycalculation.com
Detailed PSpice
Tutorial – A 9 lecture tutorial on the use of Pspice,
 for MicroSim Pspice Version 8,
 from the
EE213 – Circuit Analysis (1^{st}
Circuits course)
Week 
Topic 
Text 
Irwin (v8) 
SNET Lecture 
1 

1 
1a 

2 
Power
and Energy, 


1b 
3 
Kirchoff’s
Laws Series
and Parallel Circuits 

2.5 
1d 
4 
Exam 1 



5 
Exam
1 Reprise 

2.6,
2.7, 

6 
Network
Theorems 

2.22.4 
1e 
10/14 
Columbus
Day adjustment 



TBD 
Intro
to OpAmps 

4 
6f 
7 
Capacitors
and Inductors 

6.1,
6.3 
2d 
8 
Exam 2 
Ch
24 


9 
Exam
2 Reprise 



10 
First
Order Transients 3 

6.3 
2b 
11 
Second
Order Transients Intro. 

7.2,
7.3 
6f 
12 
AC
Fundamentals (not in Exam 3) Review
for Exam 3 

8.18.4 
2d,
3a, 
13 
Exam 3 
Ch
67 


14 
Exam
3 Reprise 



12/16/06 
Final
Exam – Evening Class 
Comprehensive 


Grade allocation:
Exams
(3) 
50%

Homework

16.7%

Final Exam 
33.3% 
Total 
100% 
CLASS
EXPECTATIONS
I. TEACHER
Distribute syllabus.
Review the material described in the syllabus.
Explain material.
Identify additional materials, Internet sites or books that clarify the
material.
Relate material to "real world" situations when possible.
Answer questions.
Be available to discuss problems.
Dr. Denenberg – Evening Classes
Telephone: 
(203) 2681021 
Email: 

Home Page: 
http://doctord.dyndns.org:8000/ or
http://doctord.webhop.net/ 
Class Office Hours: 
4:305:45 PM, Tuesdays before class  McAuliffe 2^{nd}
floor 
Dr. Munden – Day Classes
Telephone: 
(203) 4322385 
Email: 

Home Page: 

Class Office Hours: 

Be receptive to new ideas.
Announce business/class conflicts in advance.
Make up missed classes.
Prepare and administer 3 exams.
Grade fairly.
Assign appropriate homework problems.
Homework policy
Reviewed in class
Collected and graded
Pop Quizzes on HW Material possible
II. STUDENT
Be familiar with
the prerequisite material
Ask questions.
Stay current.
Study the material described in the syllabus. Preferably before it
covered in class.
Complete the assigned homework (all chapter problems with answers).
Obtain class notes and homework if a class is missed.
Use the library and the Internet to obtain supplemental material.
Prepare for exams.
Ask for help (tutors are available for assistance)