ECE 201 Electrical Networks I


ASU Catalog Description:
Fundamental network theorems for dc and ac analysis. Uses SPICE. Design and measurement of linear analog electrical systems. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: ECE 100/200; MAT 274/275; PHY 131, 132.

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Semester Teaching Plan and PowerPoint Presentations
Week Day Lecture Material (Reading Assignments) Other
1 Mon ### MLK Holiday ###  
Wed Introduction; Units (1.1); Basic Quantities (1.2); Circuit Elements (1.3)  
2 Mon Ohm's Law (2.1); Kirchhoff's Laws (2.2) Hmwk #1 Due
KCL and KVL
Wed Single Loop Circuits (2.3); Single-Node-Pair Circuits (2.4)  
3 Mon Sinusoids (8.1); Phasors (8.3); Complex Numbers (Appendix) Hmwk #2 Due
Wed Phasor Relationships for Circuit Elements (8.4); Impedance and Admittance (8.5)  
4 Mon Series and Parallel Resistor Combinations (2.5, 8.5) Hmwk #3 Due
Ladder Networks
Wed Circuits with Resistor Combinations (2.6, 8.7)  
5 Mon D-Y Transformation (2.7); Circuits with Dependent Sources (2.8) Hmwk #4 Due
Wed Exam #1 Review  
6 Mon *** Exam #1 ***  
Wed Nodal Analysis (3.1) Nodal Analysis
7 Mon Loop (Mesh) Analysis (3.2) Loop Analysis
Wed Loop and Nodal Analysis cont'd (8.8) Hmwk #5 Due
8 Mon Equivalence/Linearity (5.1); Superposition (5.2, 8.8) Superposition
Wed Thévenin's Theorem (5.3, 8.8) Hmwk #6 Due
### Spring Break ###
9 Mon Norton's Theorem (5.3, 8.8)  
Wed DC and AC PSpice Analysis (5.5, 8.9) Hmwk #7 Due
10 Mon Exam #2 Review  
Wed *** Exam #2 ***  
11 Mon Operational Amplifiers (4.1-4.3) Op-Amps
Wed Capacitors (6.1); Inductors (6.2); LC Combinations (6.3) Hmwk #8 Due
12 Mon RC Op-Amp Circuits (6.4)  
Wed First-Order Circuits (7.1-7.2) Hmwk #9 Due
Camera Flash RC Circuit
13 Mon First-Order Circuits cont'd  
Wed Second-Order Circuits (7.3) Hmwk #10 Due
14 Mon Second-Order Circuits cont’d  
Wed Transient PSpice Analysis (7.4) Hmwk #11 Due
15 Mon Final Exam Review  
Wed --- Reading Day ---  
16 Mon *** Final Exam ***  

Links to Further Understanding

A DC Circuit Tutorial from the Physics Department at the University of Guelph (Canada). This is a really useful piece of work for understanding the basics.

Electrical Examples from a Math Table at British Columbia Institute of Technology


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