NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
EGR 251-252 - BASIC ELECTRIC CIRCUITS I-II (3 CR.) (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Prerequisite MTH 174; corequisite PHY 231.  Teaches fundamentals of electric circuits. Includes circuit quantities of charge, current, potential, power, and energy. Teaches resistive circuit analysis, Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws, nodal and mesh analysis, network theorems, RC, RL and RLC circuit transient response with constant forcing function. Teaches AC steady-state analysis, power, three-phase circuits. Presents frequency domain analysis, resonance, Fourier series, inductively coupled circuits, LaPlace transform applications, and circuit transfer functions. Introduces problem solving using computers.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The courses will introduce the prospective electrical engineering student to the tools of circuit analysis in the time and frequency domains, utilizing such powerful techniques as LaPlace transforms and Fourier series. It will serve as the foundation for all later work in circuit analysis and design, as well as many other areas in electrical engineering.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Competence in calculus through ordinary differential equations, LaPlace transforms and matrix algebra, acquaintanceship with electricity and magnetism is recommended..

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The objective of this course is to provide the student with the fundamental tools of circuit analysis in the time and frequency domains: Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws, nodal and mesh analysis, linear network theorems, first and second order circuits utilizing differential equations, LaPlace transforms, phasors, and Fourier series.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

EGR 251 - LECTURE

    1. Introduction; circuit quantities
    2. Resistive networks
    3. Dependent sources; operational amplifiers
    4. Nodal and mesh analysis
    5. Linear network theorems
    6. Capacitance and inductance
    7. First order circuits (RC & RL)
    8. Second order circuits (RLS and others)
    9. LaPlace transforms in transient analysis
EGR 252 - LECTURE
    1. Sinusoidal excitation; phasors
    2. AC steady state analysis
    3. AC single- and three-phase power
    4. Complex frequency
    5. Two port networks
    6. Frequency response of network; Bode diagrams
    7. Periodic waveforms; Fourier series representation; Fouier transforms
    8. Transformer coupled circuits
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