EECE202: Network Analysis (aka Circuit Theory) I

Charles Kim

The entrance gate to ECE and the only road to Network Analysis II and Electronics I to Signal and Systems

• Pre-requisite: Physics 2 (PHYS014)

• Co-requisites: MATH159 (Differential Equations) and EECE208 (Electrical Eng Lab)

• Note: * marked notes are not presently available.

• Chapter 1: Circuit Variables

Definitions and Polarity

• Chapter 2: Circuit Elements

KVL and KCL --Example Problems

Dependent Source Problems

Polarity Revisited along with KVL and KCL

• Chapter 3: Simple Resistive Circuits

• HW#1(5%): part 1 and part 2

• HW #1 Review Sesson Download this JNT file to your USB memory stick, and bring it to the Tuesday class.

• EXAM#1(20%):

• Chapter 4: Techniques of Circuit Analysis

Node Voltage Method and Tablet PC Class Lecture 2 and Example 3

Node Voltage Method - Special Case and Tablet PC example Problem 4
Superposition Principle
Thevenin Theorem
Maximum Power Transfer and Tablet PC Example Problem 5

Mesh Current Method

Mesh Current Method-Special Case and Tablet PC Example Problem 6

Node Method or Mesh Current?
Source Transformation and Tabelt PC Example Problem 7

Summary
PSPICE INTRODUCTION (Also for EECE208 Lab)
• Chapter 5: Operational Amplifiers

Op Amp Circuits and Tablet PC Example Problem 8

Summary and Tablet PC Example Problem 9
• EXAM#2(20%): Focus of the Exam#2-- (a)The ability to use node voltage method and mesh current method in a complex circuit (25%). (b) Ability to derive Thevenin equivalent circuit and it's application to max power transfer (25%), (c) Combined and synthetic application of node, mesh, Thevenin, source transformation in to a circuit problem (25%), and (d) Ability to understand the core concept of the ideal Op amp and the ability to solve OP amp circuits using the abilities in (a), (b), and (c)

Project How do I grade and what I regard highly? (a) Ability to interpret the given situation in terms of circuit problem, (b) Ability to identify the topics and materials studied in the class that can be synthetically applied to the situation, (c) Ability to manage, conduct, and modify one's work to solve the problem, (d) Ability of critical thinking in that one finds the spot which holds the answer to the problem, (e) The ability of doing research, (f) The ability to teach oneself to learn new things (and not taught in the class) based on the knowledge gained in the process, (g) The ability of written communication which is technical, profession, and most of all, convincing, and (h) The ability of oral communicatio and the use of digital media and software for effective presentation. Additionally, (i) creativity, and (j) evidence collection and forensic engineering would get extra points.

May 2006 Result:
Best Project Award - Nnaemeka Amazu (report and ppt)
Best Report - Nia Bradley (report)

• Chapter 6: Inductors and Capacitors

Summary

FINAL EXAM (35%):

The following subjects will be the subject of the final exam.

(a) Circuit Laws & Methods (Ohm's Law, KCL, KVL, Delta-Y, Node, Mesh Analysis) application (20%)
Focus: Clear understanding the core concepts, and their combined application into a circuit of mid-level complexity
(b) Thevenin, Max Power, Source Transform application (20%)
Focus: Deriving Thevenin voltage and resistance, and it's application to maximum power transfer
(b) Op Amp circuit problem solving using the circuit laws and methods (20%)
Focus: Clear concept of the Ideal Operation Amplifier and application into OP amp circuits. Application of circuit laws and methods are also important in the Op Amp circuit analysis.
(c) Transient event analysis using differential equation approach (1st order) (20%)
Focus: Deriving a 1st order differential equation in a switching circuit, inclduing initial condition and solution process.
(d) Transient event analysis using differential equation aaproach (2nd order) (20%)
Focus: Deriving a second order differential equation in a switching circuit, inclduing initial condition and solution process.