FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
School of Engineering
Spring, 2017
EE221 – Frequency Domain Circuit
Analysis (2^{nd} 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 computeraided
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 
ak 
1 
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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4 
To understand
transient (First and Second order)
behavior of electric circuits with R, L and C 
Student will apply methods to analyze
transient behavior of circuits. 
a, e 
3 
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 opamps. 
a, e 
4 
To
understand Three Phase circuits 
Students
will be able to analyze balanced and unbalanced three phase circuits. 
a, e 
5 
To
understand magnetically coupled circuits 
Students
will be able analyze circuit with transformers and design matching circuits
with them. 
a, e 
6 
To develop familiarity with 
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, (5^{th} Ed.), Charles Alexander & Matthew Sadiku, 2012, McGrawHill, ISBN: 9780073380575
Supplement: Schaum's Outlines: Electric Circuits
(4^{th} Ed.), Nahvi & Edminster, 2003, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 0071393072
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, PrenticeHall, 1996, ISBN 0‑13‑519703‑1
HW: All HW is online using
MHE
Connect via Blackboard in the “Content” section. You will need an active account at their
facility to do the homework.
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 


1/23,1/26 
1^{st} Order Transient review, 2nd Order Transients (RLC) 
IrwinCh.7.3,
7, 8 

1/30, 2/2 
2^{nd}
Order Transients (RLC) 


2/6 
Sinusoidal
SteadyState Analysis, Phasors, Phasor Diagrams, Impedance and Admittance,
Kirchhoff 

2/13 
Sinusoidal SteadyState Power* 

2/20 
Presidents Day – No Classes 

2/27 
Exam 1 Reprise, 


3/6, 3/9 
Mutual Inductance (Transformers) 

3/13, 3/16 
Spring Break 


3/20, 3/23 
ThreePhase
Circuits ("Polyphase")** 

3/27, 3/30 
Frequency
Response 
FreqAnal, TransfFunc, Mag&Phase, dB, Bode1, TF, Bode2, MatLab, Resonance 

4/3 4/6 
Introduction
to Laplace Transforms, 
15


4/10 
Transfer
Functions, 
16


4/17 
Easter Break – No
class 
Approximation
Theory


4/25 
Introduction
to Fourier Series* (covered in EE301) Review
for Exam 2 


5/1 
Exam
2 (Ch.
1011,1316) Design Project Discussion 


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) 5139427 
Email: 

Home Page: 

Office Hours: 
2:003:00 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
TimeDomain 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 RyanSoderlund at
Academic and Disability Support Services (203) 2544000, x2615, or email
drsoderlund@mail.fairfield.edu, and notify the course instructor within the
first two weeks of the semester.