EE 211 Circuit I
Spring 2010 
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Clarification on the use of cheat sheets. 
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Visit course website at http://www.vis.uky.edu/~cheung/courses/ee211/index.html and our Blackboard
site. 
Dr. Senching Cheung
(cheung at engr.uky.edu)
Office 1: FPAT 687B FPAT (x79113)
Office hours: TTh 12 & 3:304:30 pm
Office 2: Room 831 VisCenter
at Kentucky Utility Building (71257 ext. 80299)
Office hours: By appointment only
Eric Dedrick (dedrick at vbnm.net)
Tel: 859 (Email preferred)
Office hours: By appointment only
Lecture: TTh 2:00pm  3:15pm (FPAT 263)
Recitation: F 2:00pm – 3:50pm (FPAT 263)
Final Examination: 5/6/2010, Thursday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm (FPAT 263)
Welcome to your first course in the ECE department! This course will cover the fundamental laws, principles and analysis techniques as well as the determination of steadystate and transient responses of DC and AC linear circuits consisting of both passive and active components.
The key to doing well in the
course is consistent hard work. Plan on at least 912 hours of work
outside of class to solve homework problems and study the course material. 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
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. Analyze
RLC circuits containing switches, independent sources, dependent sources,
resistors, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers for transient
response using loop and nodal analysis.
3. Analyze
RLC circuits with sinusoidal excitation sources for steadystate response using
loop and nodal analysis.
4.
Compute Thévenin and Norton equivalent
circuits.
5.
Use SPICE (computer simulation package) to compute voltages,
currents, transient responses, and sinusoidal steadystate responses.
1.
Basic Concepts (1
week)
2.
Basic Laws (1 weeks)
3.
Methods of Analysis (1
weeks)
4.
Circuit Theorems (1
weeks)
5.
Operational Amplifiers
(1 week)
6.
Capacitors and
Inductors (1 week)
7.
Firstorder circuits
(2 week)
8.
Secondorder circuits
(2 weeks)
9.
Sinusoids and Phasors
(1 week)
10.
Sinusoidal
SteadyState Analysis (1 week)
11.
AC Power Analysis (1
week)
12.
Threephrase circuits
(1 week)
Your
grade will be based on: 
Undergrad 
Homework

20% 
Highest
10 quizzes excluding quiz 0 
20% 
Midterm
1 
15% 
Midterm
2 
15% 
Final
Examination 
30% 
Total 
100% 
The letter grade assignment is based on the following scale: from
100 to 90 pts => A, from 89 to 80 pts. => B, from 79 to 70 pts => C,
from 60 to 69 pts. => D, from 59 to 0 pts. => E.
1.
Attending lecture
is the most crucial component of learning. I will make the presentation as
lively as possible, and notes will be available online in both our WWW and
Blackboard sites. Prepare for each lecture by reading the chapters ahead.
2.
To enhance
interactively and gauge learning, I will use the TurningPoint Audience Response
system to poll answers on short concept questions during lecture. You will need
to have a RF clicker to participate. Many of you have already had one from
other classes. For those who do not have one, I encourage you to purchase one
from bookstore but it is not mandatory.
3.
Recitation
sessions will be conducted by the TA who will review material covered in
lectures from Tuesday and Thursday before, provide help on homework problems
and SPICE, as well as proctor quizzes and exams,
4.
Two midterms and
weekly quizzes will be given during the recitation sessions throughout the semester.
Each student must complete all quizzes, midterms and final exams by her or his
own efforts. All quizzes and exams are all closed book but cheat sheets are
allowed during exams. Each student can use one scientific/engineering
calculator without any networking capability. Solutions will be posted at our
Blackboard site only.
5.
Cheat
sheets: One doubledsided cheat sheet is allowed for all quizzes and midterm 1;
two doubledsided for midterm 2 and three doubledsided for the final.
6.
Weekly homework
will be assigned at both our WWW and Blackboard sites and is due in class. 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.
7.
Any copying of
other people’s works (other students in the same class, students from
previous semesters, solution manual, web, etc.) is forbidden.
8.
No late homework
will be accepted.
9.
No makeup quiz or
exam will be provided unless the absence is explained with proper documentation.
Alexander and Sadiku, Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, Fourth edition, 2009, McGraw Hill.
(Coursesmart ebook) (Amazon) (Free but incomplete 3^{rd} edition)
All
assignments are based on the fourth edition and USING THE WRONG EDITION OF THE
TEXT IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE EXCUSE for handing in solutions to wrong homework
problems.
MA 114
Okay to be taken in
concurrent: PHY 232, 242
Students are
expected to be familiar with computers. The PC’s on campus (engineering
and Young Library computing labs) will be used to run SPICE circuit simulation
software or you may download your own copy of SPICE. Free versions of B2SPICE or PSPICE
are available to students:
B2SPICE Lite: http://www.beigebag.com/adv4_lite.htm
PSpice: http://www.electronicslab.com/downloads/schematic/013/
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modified: 1/14/10