EE 211 Circuit I
Spring 2014 
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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 Marsbury Bldg (2180299) 
MW
8a – 12p 
Teaching Assistant: Nkiruka “Nikky” Uzuegbunam (nkirukauzuegbunam at gmail.com)
Office 
Hours 
FPAT
462 
TTh 10:30a12p 
Class Schedule
Lecture: TTh 2:00 – 3:15pm (RMB 323)
Recitation: F 2:00 – 3:50pm (FPAT 259)
Final: 5/8, 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 
Introduction; SI Units; Static vs. Dynamic Electricity; Current and Voltage 
Week 2 
Passive Sign Convention; Power Conservation; Basic Circuit Components; Circuit Topology 
Week 3 
Ohm’s Law; Kirchoff’s Laws 
Week 4 
Equivalent Resistance; Nodal & Mesh Analysis 
Week 5 
Review & Exam 1 
Week 6 
Linear System; Superposition; Source Transformation 
Week 7 
Thevenin & Norton Theorems; Maximum Power Transfer 
Week 8 
Operational Amplifier 
Week 9 
Capacitor & Inductor 
Week 10 
Review & Exam 2 
Week 11 
Dynamic Systems; Forced and Natural Responses; Differential Equation; Firstorder Systems 
Week 12 
Secondorder Systems 
Week 13 
Complex Number; Complex Sinusoids; Phasor Representation; AC Steady State Analysis 
Week 14 
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 after each lecture, and must be completed by the end of the
lecture day.
·
Homework – Weekly homework and prelab
assignment, due at recitation session.
·
Lab Assignment – Demonstrated during recitation
session.
·
Examinations – Two midterms and a final will be
given in class. One doubledsided cheat sheet and a calculator are allowed.
2.
No late work,
makeup labdemo and exams will be given unless the instructor is notified
within a 24hour window and is provided with a written explanation with support
documents.
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.
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 
Source 
Textbook 
There
is no official textbook but a class note package will be available at Kennedy
Bookstore. If you want save a few trees, all the material will be available online
on the lecture page. 
Laptop 
Windows
7 or up (recommended) or Mac OS X (okay) 
Digilent Analog Discovery bundled with Analog Parts
Kit 
USB
Oscilloscope and Signal Generator plus the parts kit needed for laboratory
assignment (student price: $148.99) 
Digital
Multimeter 
Should
be similar in spec to this
one at Digilent (price: $32.99) 
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
Last
modified: 12/24/13