EE 211 Circuit I
Spring 2015 
.
This course has an external class
page at http://www.vis.uky.edu/~cheung/courses/ee211/index.html.
All the course contents will be
posted onto the internal Blackboard (Bb) site http://elearning.uky.edu.
Office 
Hours 
Room
217 Marksbury Bldg (2180299) 
Teaching Assistant: PoChang Su (pochang.su at uky.edu)
Office 
Hours 
2^{nd}
floor common area at Marksbury Building 
Monday
24pm 
Class Schedule
Lecture: TTh 2:00 – 3:15pm (RMB 323)
Recitation: F 2:00 – 3:50pm (FPAT 257)
Final: 5/7, Thursday, 1:00 – 3:00pm (RMB 323)
Course Description
Welcome to your first course in the ECE department! This course will cover the fundamental laws, principles and analysis techniques for circuit analysis. This skill allows us to understand and design any circuits. Circuit analysis and simulation tools are extremely important to the success of microchip manufacturers like Intel and Texas Instruments. Initial circuit analysis involves only sources and resistors. Linear systems of equations are used to solve problems during the second phase. Energy storage elements (capacitors and inductors) are introduced next. Transient analysis of circuits follows and the course ends with sinusoidal steady state problems and complex phasor analysis.
The key to doing well in the
course is consistent hard work. Plan on at least 912 hours of work
outside of class to study course material, work on homework problems and
prepare prelab assignments. The material builds from fundamental concepts to
more advanced analysis techniques. It is critical that students master the
fundamentals in order to do well throughout the semester and in the future ECE
courses
Tentative Syllabus
Week 1 (Ch. 1) 
Introduction; SI Units; Current and Voltage; Passive Sign Convention; Power Conservation; Basic Circuit Components; Circuit Topology 
Week 2 (Ch. 2) 
Ohm’s Law; Kirchoff’s Laws; Equivalent Resistance 
Week 3 (Ch. 3) 
Nodal Analysis 
Week 4 (Ch .3) 
Mesh Analysis 
Week 5 
Review & Exam 1 
Week 6 (Ch. 4) 
Operational Amplifier 
Week 7 (Ch. 5) 
Linear System; Superposition; Source Transformation 
Week 8 (Ch. 5) 
Thevenin & Norton Theorems; Maximum Power Transfer 
Week 9 (Ch. 6) 
Capacitor & Inductor 
Week 10 
Review & Exam 2 
Week 11 (Ch. 7) 
Dynamic Systems; Forced and Natural Responses; Differential Equation; Firstorder Systems 
Week 12 (Ch. 7) 
Secondorder Systems 
Week 13 (Ch. 8) 
Complex Number; Complex Sinusoids; Phasor Representation; AC Steady State Analysis 
Week 14 (Ch. 8) 
Impedance and Admittance; General Nodal & Mesh Analysis; General Equivalent Circuits 
Week 15 
Review & Final Exam 
A
student who has successfully completed this course should be able to:
1.
Analyze simple resistive circuits including those containing operational
amplifiers and controlled sources with loop and nodal analysis.
2.
Compute Thévenin and Norton equivalent circuits.
3.
Analyze direct current circuits containing switches, independent sources,
dependent sources, resistors, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers
for transient response using loop and nodal analysis
4.
Analyze alternate current circuits with sinusoidal excitation sources for
steadystate response using loop and nodal analysis.
5.
Use circuit simulator to compute voltages, currents,
transient responses, and sinusoidal steadystate responses.
6.
Build and analyze basic circuits with multimeter,
oscilloscope, and signal generator.
Your
grade will be based on: 
Percentage 
Online
lecture quiz 
10% 
Homework

15% 
Lab
assignments 
15% 
Exam
1 
15% 
Exam
2 
15% 
Final
Examination 
30% 
Total 
100% 
1.
Word load
(organized weekbyweek under Course
Content in the Bb course shell)
·
Reading
assignment – Must be completed before
the lecture
·
Prelecture video
– Quick intro of material to be
covered in the lecture.
·
Lecture quiz
– Online quiz on Bb – I will try to allocate class time for you to work
on it and ask questions, but it must be submitted by the end of the lecture
day.
·
Homework – Weekly homework on Wiley Plus
– Selected problems would require submitting a full writeup.
·
Lab Assignment – Prelab assignment and circuit need
to be completed BEFORE
Recitation and ready for demonstration.
·
Examinations – Two midterms and a final will be
given in class.
2.
No late work,
makeup labdemo and exams will be given unless the instructor is notified
before due time and is provided with a written explanation with support
documents. With notification and explanation, late work will be graded for any nonexcused absences with the maximum points reduced by 50 points per
every 24 hours passed due date.
3.
Blackboard:
Blackboard will be used for class announcements (via
Bb’s email system), lecture quiz, homework assignments, and discussions. It is
the responsibility of every student in this class to keep track of changes in
the Blackboard system. All announcements made in Blackboard are considered
official after 24 hours. Unaware of official announcement is not an excuse for
anything, including doing the wrong homework problem, late homework, missing
quizzes, etc.
4.
Circuit
Simulation:
We will use PSPICE on Windows which is freely
available for download. Other circuit simulation programs are acceptable,
provided that you can use them to complete the same simulation problems with
the same level of details as PSPICE.
5.
Honor code:
Each student must complete all quizzes, midterms and
final exams by her or his own efforts. You may discuss homework with your fellow students at
the conceptual level, but must complete all calculations and writeup, from
scrap to final form, on your own. Any form of cheating and/or plagiarism on
graded material will not be tolerated. Offenses will be prosecuted according to
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/Code).
Items 
Specifics 
Laptop/Tablet
to be used in class 
Windows
7 or up. For Mac User, you will need to setup a virtual machine running
windows 7 or up based on this instruction.

Textbook 
Circuits
10e Editor’s Choice Edition with WileyPLUS for
Blackboard by Irwin (price: $126.50 with
hardcopy text, $92.50 without).
This book will also be used in EE221. 
Scientific
calculator w/o network 
Must
have capability for solving system of linear equations and complex number
manipulation. I like TI
36XPro. It cannot have any networking capability to be used during the
exams. 
Lab
Kit 
Digilent Analog Discovery + Analog
Parts kit needed for laboratory assignment (student price: $148.99).
This kit will be used in EE221, EE222, and many other analog electronics
courses all the way to capstone design. 
Digital
Multimeter 
I
personally use this,
which includes alligator clips (very handy) and a temperature probe (price:
~$40) 
MA 114 Solving
system of linear equations
Trigonometric, Exponential and Logarithm
functions
Basic differentiation and integration
Polar coordinates and basic complex numbers
Okay to be taken in concurrent
PHY 232, 242 Electricity, Magnetism and Light
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modified: 1/10/2015