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Linda Bushnell
E E 233
Seattle Campus

Circuit Theory

Electric circuit theory. Analysis of circuits with sinusoidal signals. Phasors, system functions, and complex frequency. Frequency response. Computer analysis of electrical circuits. Power and energy. Two port network theory. Laboratory in basic electrical engineering topics. Prerequisite: 1.0 in E E 215.

Class description

Course structure: 3 lectures per week, 1 lab per week, 1 TA recitation/quiz session per week, homeworks, quizzes, practice exams, midterm, final exam, extra help in office hours with professor and TAs, Catalyst webpage for posting of course material and discussions.

Course topics: electric circuit analysis in the frequency domain. Phasor and unilateral Laplace Transform methods, power calculations, transfer function, low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-reject (passive and active) filters.

Course goals: To learn how to analyze electric circuits in the frequency domain; to calculate power for electric circuits; to recognize and analyze common filters such as low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-reject both for passive and active circuits; to learn how to use laboratory instruments such as the function generator, oscilloscope and multimeter for analyzing real electric circuits that you build in the laboratory; to learn how to use MultiSim; to learn how to write a good lab report on your experiments; to understand and feel comfortable with this material so that you can go on to take the next EE class in this area.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Linda Bushnell
Date: 03/27/2014