14:332:373 - Elements of Electrical Engineering

Course Catalog Description: Survey course in Electrical Engineering and circuit solving

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits; 1 hour and 20-minute session twice a week, every week

Pre-Requisite Courses: 01:640:152 and 02:750:227

Pre-Requisite by Topic: (01:640:251 or 01:640:291) and (01:750:227)

 Topics Covered: 

  •  Introduction; Current; Voltage
  • Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws; Power; Series/parallel connections
  • Voltage/current divider; Practical sources; Measuring current/voltage
  • Maximum power transfer; Source transformation; Node voltage method
  • Mesh current method; Inductors
  • Capacitors; Series/parallel L & C Connections; RC, RL circuits
  • Alternating current, Phasors; Circuits in the phasor domain
  • Circuit solving in the phasor domain
  • Average, effective value of a waveform; AC Power; Power factor correction
  • Inverting/noninverting/differential operational amplifiers
  • Feedback; Differential operational amplifiers; Analog computers; Frequency response, Active filters, Transformers

Textbook: Hambley, A. R., Electrical Engineering, Principles and Applications, Prentice Hall.