EE223: Circuits II

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 steady-state analysis, and then further develops these concepts in the analysis of single and three-phase 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 4-lab 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. The readings are taken from the custom-printed class textbook unless otherwise noted.

# Date Title Read Homework & Handouts
1 28 Aug Integration review none 2013 Syllabus
PS1
2 30 Capacitors #1 6.1-6.2 PS2
3 2 Sep Capacitors #2 6.3, 6.6 (not 6.6.3) PS3
Lab 1 2 Basic instrumentation, build a DAC Lab 1 Lab report format,
Lab1,
LTSpice walkthrough
4 4 Inductors 6.4, 6.5, 6.7 PS4
5 6 1st order circuits #1 7.1, 7.2,DE notes PS5
6 9 1st order circuits #2 7.3 PS6
Lab 2 9 Use of the oscilloscope Lab 2 Lab 2
7 11 Singularity functions 7.4 PS7
8 13 Step response of RC circuits 7.5 PS8-9 due lecture 10
9 16 Step response of RL circuits, 1st order opamps 7.6, 7.7 given last class
Lab 3 16 First order circuits Lab 3 Lab 3,
LTSpice walkthrough
10 18 Spice and applications 7.8, 7.9, 7.10 PS10
11 20 Review for Test 1 Review sheet Review Chapter 6 (not 6.6.3) and Chapter 7
12 23 Test 1
Lab 4 23 Test 1 postmortem
13 25 Differential equations DE notes PS13
14 27 Initial, final values 8.1,8.2 PS14
15 30 Source-free series RLC 8.3 PS15
Lab 5 30 Comparators Lab 5 Lab 5
16 2 Oct Source-free parallel RLC 8.4 PS16
17 4 Step response series RLC 8.5 PS17/18 due in 2 lectures
18 7 Step resonse parallel RLC 8.6
Lab 6 7 Comparators Lab 6 Lab 5
19 9 General 2nd order circuits 8.7 PS19/20 due in 2 lectures
20 11 Spice, applications 8.9,8.11, 8.12 given previous lecture
21 14 General 2nd order practice none PS21
Lab 7 14 Design Lab 1: introduction Design Lab Design Lab
22 16 Sinusoids 9.1, 9.2 PS22
23 18 Phasors 9.3 PS23
24 21 RLC impedance 9.4-7, 9.9 PS24
Lab 8 21 Design Lab 2: Decide project Design Lab Design Lab
25 23 Phasor nodal analysis 10.1, 10.2 PS25
26 25 Phasor mesh analysis 10.3 PS26
27 28 More phasor analysis techniques 10.4, 10.5 PS27
Lab 9 28 Design Lab II: Statement of Work due Design Lab Design Lab
28 30 Phasors: Thevenin & Norton 10.6 PS28
29 1 Nov Opamps and Spice
30 4 Review for Test II Review sheet Example test,
Example solutions
Lab 10 4 Design Lab III: Debug
31 6 Test II Design Lab Design Lab
32 8 Instant & average power 11.1, 11.2 PS32
  11 Founders Day - no class    
Lab 11 12 Design Lab: Final Debug Design Lab Design Lab
33 12 Maximum power transfer and RMS 11.3, 11.4 PS33
34 13 Apparant power and power factor 11.5 PS34
35 15 Complex power 11.6 PS35
Lab 12 18 Design Lab: Construction
36 18 Complex power correction 11.8 PS36
37 20 Polyphase power 12.1, 12.2 none
38 22 Ideal transformers 13.5 (from first shaded box down), 13.9 review for final exam
39 25 Field trip: polyphase power at VMI none review for final exam
Lab 13 25 Design Lab: Oral presentations, written Statement of Work Design Lab Design Lab
40 4 Final exam review, Test Block 1, admin Review sheet
41 6 Final exam review, Test Block 2
42 9 Final exam review, last test block (power)
Lab 14 9 Clean lab, return components
  14 Final examination, Saturday 14 0830-1130

Other

Student Edition of Matlab costs about $100 and does everything the ones that cost $2,000 for a commercial license do!

NCEES Reference Handbook. This 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 integrated circuits that we use in this course, as well as in entire curriculum at VMI. You may find it useful during the design lab.

LTSpice Free circuit simulator

555 Designer Free 555 oscillator design software

Filter Designer Lite Free Active (opamp) filter design software

Variable voltage divider Designer Free variable resistor voltage divider design software