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ENGR& 204 - Electrical Circuits

Credits: 5
Introduces basic electrical circuits and systems. Topics include basic analysis techniques, nodal and mesh analysis, and Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. Applies linear differential equations to basic circuits. Concurrent enrollment in MATH 238  is desirable.

Enrollment Requirement: MATH& 153  and PHYS& 222  with grades of 2.5 or higher.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Use proper analysis techniques to determine voltage, current, and power requirements of various simple circuits.
  2. Accurately describe and apply nodal and mesh analysis methods and reduce circuits using Norton and Thevenin equivalencies when appropriate.
  3. Analyze and design circuits using simplified operational amplifier analysis.
  4. Analyze voltage, current, and power in linear differential circuit components, and apply this analysis to practice applications (eg. filters).

Program Outcomes
  1. Use engineering principles to solve problems related to engineering mechanics.
  2. Analyze a wide variety of physical systems using Newton’s Laws and free body diagrams in 3D space.
  3. Transfer to a Bachelor’s program in Engineering with the necessary aptitude to succeed in upper-division coursework.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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