
Guidelines:
Each Thursday there will a quiz at the end of class.
Each quiz will be graded and returned during the following week's laboratory session.
Solutions will be posted the weekend following each quiz.
The purpose of our quizzes is to encourage you to keep up with the
homework assignments and to permit us to evaluate your progress regularly.
Concept Checks will be an important part of each class. Typically two or three physical situations will be compared and a simple question posed regarding their relative behavior. You will be given a minute or so to think quietly about the question, followed by another minute or so to discuss the question with a neighboring student, where you attempt to work out an answer in consensus. I then ask for a show of hands for each possible answer so that I may determine if you understand the concept well enough to continue.
Schedule:
The general topic for consideration in each class is listed along with the recommended preclass reading and postclass exercises.
Ch. 6.16.3 means Chapter 6, Sections 1 through 3 from Roadstrum and Wolaver's second edition of Electrical Engineering for All Engineers.
6: P11, P16, E8 means problems P11, P16, and E8 from Chapter 6.
Homework assignments for a given class may change up to the time that the class is held.
Please check the assignments page for the latest assignment.
CIRCUIT ANALYSIS  ELECTRONICS  
MACHINES & POWER  EXAMS  
9/1  9/3  
Introduction  Simple Circuits  
Ch. 1  Ch. 2.12.7  
Website orientation: PHYS345, PHYS208, SCEN103 
P2.4, P2.7, P2.14, E2.6  
9/8  9/10  
Multiloop Circuits  Mesh and Nodal Analysis  
Ch. 2.82.11  Ch. 3.13.2  
lab prep, E2.7, S2.1, S2.2  D3.1, D3.2, D3.7, D3.8  
9/15  9/17  
Thevenin and Norton  ac Circuits  
Ch. 3.33.5, 3.11  Ch. 4.14.7  
D3.3, D3.4, D3.9, D3.10  P3.2, E3.6, E3.12  
9/22  9/24  
Phasor Analysis  Capacitors and Inductors  
App. B, Ch. 4.8, 4.10  Ch. 6.16.3  
D4.11a, D4.11b, P4.4, P4.5  P4.8, P4.16  
9/29  10/1  
Frequency Dependence of ac Circuits  ac Power  
Ch. 6.4, 6.5  Ch. 4.11, 5.15.2  
P6.11, P6.12, P6.13  P5.5  
10/6  10/8  
Electrical Safety  Midterm Exam  
Ch. 21.121.8  Ch. 1  6  
10/13  10/15  
Transients in Circuits  Analog Signals and Amplifiers  
Ch. 7.17.3  Ch. 8.18.5  
D7.12, P7.6  D8.16, P8.2, P8.3, P8.9  
10/20  10/22  
Instrumentation and Transmission Lines  Digital Signals  
Ch. 8.68.9  Ch. 9.19.4  
P8.17, P8.19, E8.1, E8.2  D9.3, D9.4, D9.5, D9.10, P9.2, P9.3  
10/27  10/29  
Combinational Logic  Karnaugh Mapping  
Ch. 9.5  Ch. 9.5 (contd.)  
S9.1, S9.2, D9.15, P9.5, P9.10  S9.3, D9.20, S9.4, P9.18  
11/3  11/5  
No class  Sequential Logic  
Election Day  Ch. 9.69.8  
P9.13, P9.15, P9.22  
11/10  11/12  
State Machines, Logic Families 
Transistors as Switches  
Ch. 13  15.9, 16.11  
P9.21  P16.14, P16.15  
11/17  11/19  
Op Amps  Op Amp Filters  
14.114.4  14.514.8  
S14.1, P14.1, P14.2, P14.3  P14.5, P14.6, P14.9, P14.10  
11/24  11/26  
Midterm Exam  No class  
Ch. 7, 8, 9  Thanksgiving  
12/1  12/3  
Plant Power Systems, Transformers 
Motors  
Ch. 17, 18:  Ch. 19:  
17:  19:  
12/8  12/17  
Rotating Machinery  Final Exam  
Ch. 20:  1:003:00pm  
20: 
Acknowledgements:
My class approach is modeled after the
Peer Instruction
and ConcepTest approach developed by Eric Mazur.
Additional information can be found at
Project Galileo.