FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
School of Engineering
Spring, 2017

EE221 – Frequency Domain Circuit Analysis (2nd Circuits course)

Prerequisites: MA 227 (Calculus 3) and EE213 (Circuits 1 or equiv.)   3 Credits       45 hours

Description:  Students perform frequency domain analysis of passive and active circuits, study transient and AC circuit analysis manually and with computer-aided applications, and examine the transient response of first and second order circuits. The course introduces pole and zero concepts and applies them to circuit analysis, and introduces computer methods of circuit analysis and design.

Class location is Bannow 253, Monday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45 am.

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Objective

Outcome

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To understand and AC signals, phasor representation of AC signals, steady state analysis of AC circuits including power calculations

Students will understand AC signal representation and apply different methods and circuit theorems in analysis of AC circuits and determine the complex power in the AC circuit.

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To understand transient (First and Second  order) behavior of electric circuits with R, L and C

Student wilapply methods to analyze transient behavior of circuits.

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To understand frequency response, resonance, passive and active filters

Students will be able to understand Transfer function of filters and  Resonant circuits

Students will be able to analyze active filter circuits with op-amps

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To understand Three Phase circuits

Students will be able to analyze balanced and unbalanced three phase circuits.

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To understand magnetically coupled circuits

Students will be able analyze circuit with transformers and design matching circuits with them.

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To develop familiarity with 
Multisim and MatLab for circuit analysis problem solving

Students will use Multisim and MatLab to aid in solving circuit analysis problems.

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Grade Distribution – TBD

Text:  Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, (5th Ed.), Charles Alexander & Matthew Sadiku, 2012, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0-07-338057-5

Supplement:  Schaum's Outlines: Electric Circuits (4th Ed.), Nahvi & Edminster, 2003, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 0-07-139307-2

References:

Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, J. David Irwin, John Wiley & Sons, 2002
Selected Answers (pdf) V.7, V.8 - Text Support Site (V.8)

Introduction to Electric Circuits, Dorf & Svoboda, John Wiley & Sons., 1996, ISBN 0‑471‑12702‑7

Introduction to MatLab For Engineers And Scientists, Etter, Prentice-Hall, 1996, ISBN 0‑13‑519703‑1

Introduction-to-Complex-Numbers

HW: All HW is on-line using MHE Connect via Blackboard in the “Content” section.  You will need an active account at their facility to do the homework.

Recorded Lectures


Required Software:

MatLab, Student Ed. (The Math Works) or Octave (An Open Source MatLab Clone)
MatLab Tutorial by B. Aliane

LTSpice, (Free from Linear Technology) or Multisim, (Student Version – Nat. Instr.)
LTSpice Tutorial, Multisim Tutorial

Course Schedule:

Date

Topic

Text

Dr Munden Videos

1/19

Introduction, Review Course 1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

1/23,1/26

1st Order Transient review, 2nd Order Transients (RLC)

Irwin-Ch.7.3, 7, 8

 

1/30, 2/2

2nd Order Transients (RLC)

8

PracticeProblemCh8.pdf

2/6
2/9

Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis, Phasors, Phasor Diagrams, Impedance and Admittance, Kirchhoff

9

Phasors2, Phasors3, Phasors4

2/13
2/16

Sinusoidal Steady-State Power*
Review for Exam 1 (Ch. 7-9)

11

Instant&AveragePower

2/20
2/21
2/23

Presidents Day – No Classes
Exam 1
, (Ch. 7-9), (Tuesday is Monday!)
Mesh/Node Equations



10


AC Mesh
AC Nodal

2/27
3/2

Exam 1 Reprise,
Superposition, Thevenin, Norton, MaxPowerTransfer


10, 11

AC Superposition
Max Power Transfer
RMS

3/6, 3/9

Mutual Inductance (Transformers)

13

Mutual Inductance

3/13, 3/16

Spring Break

 

 

3/20, 3/23

Three-Phase Circuits ("Polyphase")**

12

Leading-Lagging  PolyPhase  

3/27, 3/30

Frequency Response

14

FreqAnal, TransfFunc, Mag&Phase, dB, Bode1, TF, Bode2, MatLab, Resonance 

4/3

4/6

Introduction to Laplace Transforms,
Design Project Review (see 4/25)

15
Intro to Laplace

 

4/10
4/13

Transfer Functions,
Inverse Laplace Transforms

16
Laplace Properties Laplace & LTI

 

4/17
4/20

Easter Break – No class
Active Filters

Approximation Theory
Filter Design

 

4/25
4/28

Introduction to Fourier Series* (covered in EE301)

Review for Exam 2

17, Fourier Series

 

5/1
5/4

Exam 2 (Ch. 10-11,13-16)

Design Project Discussion

Team Project: Active Crossover

 

5/2

Exam 2 Reprise

Design Project Presentations

 

 

5/11

Design Project Presentations (as required) at 8 AM

Final Exam Week 5/4 – 5/11

 

* Topic not covered in the following exam      ** Topic introduced, not emphasized

Grade allocation:   

Exams (2)

50%

Homework/Quizzes

25%

Design Project

25%

Total

100%

CLASS EXPECTATIONS

I. TEACHER

Distribute syllabus.

Review the material described in the syllabus.

Explain material.

Identify alternate reading assignments or books that clarify the material.

Relate material to "real world" situations when possible.

Answer questions.

Be available to discuss problems.

Google Voice:

(203) 513-9427

Email:

jeffrey.denenberg@ieee.org; jdenenberg@fairfield.edu

Home Page:

http://doctord.dyndns.org or http://doctord.webhop.net

Office Hours:

2:00-3:00 pm, M, T, Th. & F in BNW 301C

Be receptive to new ideas.

Announce business/class conflicts in advance.

Make up missed classes.

Prepare and administer exams.

Grade fairly.

Assign appropriate home problems.

Homework policy – reviewed in class, Quizzes

II. STUDENT

Be familiar with the prerequisite material

Linear differential equations

Passive components

Nodal and Mesh Equations

Thèvenin and Norton Transformations

Time-Domain Analysis of RLC Circuits

Computer Tools and Tutorials for Circuit Analysis:

Inverse Matrix Tutorial  - Determinants tutorial

Basic Analog Circuit Tutorial - Tutorial from National Instruments

DC Circuits Tutorial - Tutorial from University of Guelph, Dept. of Physics

Use of Excel, and MatLab, Use of Multisim or LTSpice

Ask questions and stay current.

Study the material described in the syllabus. Preferably before it covered in class and do some of the problems with answers in the back of each assigned chapter.

Complete the assigned homework via Mentor in the quiz section.

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)

Note: All exams in this course are open book, but not open computer (or phone) so relying on an eBook or PDF will put you at a disadvantage.

III. Disability

If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact: David Ryan-Soderlund at Academic and Disability Support Services (203) 254-4000, x2615, or email drsoderlund@mail.fairfield.edu, and notify the course instructor within the first two weeks of the semester.