EE223, Electrical Circuit Analysis II, is the second course in a series
designed to provide engineering majors the tools to analyze and design passive analog circuits.
This course introduces capacitors and inductors, and develops the natural and forced responses of
circuits containing these elements. It introduces complex phasor notation in the context of sinusoidal
steadystate analysis, and then further develops these concepts in the analysis of single and threephase
AC power. The laboratory portion of the course introduces the practical skills of designing, building,
and debugging physical circuits in the context of relevant contemporary examples. It includes a major
design 4lab sequence in which cadets design and build a project of their choice. Prerequisite: C or
better in EE 122. Corequisite: MA311. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 4 credit hours).

Lecture Schedule
In the following table, the readings and homework are assigned on the day listed and due on the following lesson.
Some problem sets are downloaded below and completed by the student on graph paper. Others are links to online electronicallygraded problems that are due 10 minutes prior to
the start of class  make sure you have saved your work by then. The etext, which is bundled with access to the
online problems, is required and is available
here for $60. If you prefer a printed text in addition, it is available in the bookstore.

# 
Date 
Title 
Read 
Homework & Handouts 
1 
31 Aug 
Integration review 
none 
Syllabus
PS1 
2 
2 Sep 
Capacitors #1 
6.16.2 
PS2 
3 
5 
Capacitors #2 
6.3, 6.6 (not 6.6.3) 
PS3 
4 
7 
Inductors 
6.4, 6.5, 6.7 
EAssignment Try the ungraded example HW first.
Hint: Problem 1's answer is a function, not a number.
Click the placeholder to enter the functionentering
mode. 
5 
9 
1^{st} order circuits #1 
7.1, 7.2 
PS5 
6 
12 
1^{st} order circuits #2 
7.3 
EAssignment. 
7 
14 
Singularity functions 
7.4 
PS7 
8 
16 
Step response of RC circuits 
7.5 
Work on next lecture's assignment 
9 
19 
Step response of RL circuits, 1^{st} order opamps 
7.6, 7.7 
PS89 
10 
21 
Spice and applications 
7.8, 7.9, 7.10 
PS10 
11 
23 
Review for Test 1 
Review sheet 
Practice test
Practice test solutions 
12 
26 
Test 1 analysis 


13 
28 
Initial conditions 
8.1, 8.2 
work on next lecture's Eassignment 

14 
30 
Initial, final values 
8.1,8.2 
EAssignment 
15 
3 Oct 
Sourcefree series RLC 
8.3 
Work on next lecture's assignment 

16 
5 
Sourcefree parallel RLC 
8.4 
PS1516 

17 
7 
Step response series RLC 
8.5 
work on next lecture's Eassignment 

18 
10 
Step resonse parallel RLC 
8.6 
EAssignment 
19 
12 
General 2^{nd} order circuits 
8.7, 8.11 
PS19 
20 
14 
Review Test 2 
Review sheet 
Practice
test
Practice test solutions 
21 
17 
Test 2 


22 
19 
Sinusoids 
9.1, 9.2 
PS22 
23 
21 
Phasors 
9.3 
PS23 
24 
24 
RLC impedance 
9.47, 9.9 
PS24 
25 
26 
Phasor nodal analysis 
10.1, 10.2 
PS25 
26 
28 
Phasor mesh analysis 
10.3 
PS26 
27 
31 
More phasor analysis techniques 
10.4, 10.5 
PS27 
28 
1 Nov 
Phasors: Thevenin & Norton 
10.6 
PS28 
29 
2 
Opamps and Spice 


30 
4 
Review for Test 3 
Review sheet 
Practice test
Practice test solutions 
31 
7 
Test 3 


32 
9 
Instant & average power 
11.1, 11.2 
PS32 
33 
14 
Maximum power transfer and RMS 
11.3, 11.4 
PS33 
34 
16 
Apparant power and power factor 
11.5 
PS34 
35 
18 
Complex power 
11.6 
EAssignment 
36 
28 
Complex power correction 
11.8 
EAssignment 
37 
30 
Polyphase power 
12.1,12.2 
none 
38 
Dec 2 
Ideal transformers 
13.5,13.9 
review for final exam 
39 
5 
Field trip: polyphase power at VMI 
none 
review for final exam 
40 
7 
Final exam review, Test Block 1, admin 
Review sheet 

41 
9 
Final exam review, Test Block 2 


42 
12 
Final exam review, last test block (power) 



15 
08301130: Final examination 



Lab Schedule
In the following table the lab occurs on the given date, the prelab is due on that date, and the lab report is due
on the following lesson. More information on lab policies are in the syllabus.


Other
Matlab
available for free at the barracks help desk and does
everything the $2,500 commercial licenses do!
NCEES Reference Handbook.
The printed book is an authorized reference in all my exams. You can download a free pdf version (not authorized for my exams
since you can't read it) directly from the
NCEES website, and it is a good reference for homework (especially for integral equations).
IC Datasheets.
This is a listing of all common linear integrated
circuits that we use in this course, as well as in
entire curriculum at VMI.
LTSpice Free circuit simulator
555 Designer Free 555 oscillator design software
Filter Designer Lite Free Active (opamp) filter design software
Variable voltage divider
designer Variable resistor voltage divider design
Three Phase Power interactive demonstration

