Electric Networks I
What you need to know to get through
Room: Berndt Hall 610
Class Times: MWF 9:35-10:45
Charles L. Hakes
Office : Berndt 630
Office phone: 247-7242 (However, this is not
the best way to contact me.)
Probable office hours: MWF 10:55-12:15, or right after class.
(This is the best way to contact me)
Web Site: http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/hakes_c
Text: Electric Circuits,
by Nilsson and Riedel, 9th
Catalog Description: An
introduction to engineering
circuit analysis. Topics include the study of linear circuit elements
(resistors, capacitors, inductors, operational amplifiers), linear
circuits, Kirchoff's laws, methods of analysis, RL, RC and RLC
circuits, phasors, sinusoidal steady state response, average value RMS
values and power in AC circuits. (3-0)
Engineering 201 Electrical Networks I is a foundational course in
analog circuit analysis. It provides the basis for a world of
exploration in electronics and electrical engineering. We cover the
range of common passive circuit elements (resistors, capacitors, and
inductors) and discover the laws and techniques for analyzing circuits
composed from these basic elements. We will use analytical techniques
from algebra and calculus to solve increasingly complex problems.
222. (Calculus II)
Required Course: 3 credit hours (lecture)
Course Outcomes: (with corresponding
FLC ABET Outcomes):
(1) Obtain and demonstrate a thorough understanding of
basic electrical circuits and components, including Ohm’s Law,
Kirchhoff’s Laws, and the behavior of resistors, capacitors and
inductors in circuits. (Outcome 2 and 3).
(2) Demonstrate the use of linear algebra techniques
to solve simultaneous equations for circuit analysis. Demonstrate
the use of differential equations to solve natural and step response of
LR, RC, and LRC circuits. (Outcome 2, 3 and 4).
(3) Students will work together in small groups to
solve and present problems to the professor. (Outcome 1 and 5).
FLC ABET Outcomes:
(1) Our students will have experienced a core of
humanities, social sciences, and communications and demonstrate the use
of this core to support the technical content of their engineering
(2) Our students will become competent in
fundamental math/basic science subjects, which include:
• Calculus through ordinary
(3) All graduating engineering students will be
competent in a group of core engineering fundamentals. These
include Computer Aided Design, Programming,
Electric Networks, Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Measurements and
Instrumentation, Mechanics of Materials, Material Science, Fluid
Mechanics, and Computational Methods.
• Chemistry and calculus based physics
• Laboratory experiences in the physical sciences
(4) Upper level engineering students will have had
the opportunity to demonstrate depth in a discipline specific area
and/or prepare themselves for graduate education.
(5) All engineering students will be proficient in
engineering design and demonstrate design competence through a capstone
experience focused on the following:
• Designing a project,
device, system, or process
incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints that
include standard engineering and non-engineering considerations such as
economic, environmental and manufacturability. When appropriate
ethical, health and safety, social, global, and political
considerations will be addressed.
(6) All engineering students will be laboratory and
computer proficient with current laboratory and computer methods.
• Written and verbal communication
• Using design methodology, computer applications,
computer aided design tools, and/or experimental apparatus that are
modern and appropriate to the discipline
• Working effectively in a team environment.
• Ohm’s Law
• Kirchhoff’s Laws
• Voltage and Current Division
• Node-Voltage and Mesh-Current Methods
• Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits
• Natural and Step Responses of RL, RC, and LRC
• Phasors and Frequency Domain
• Sinusoidal and Steady State Power
• RMS and Complex Power
Homework Requirement: This is a
problem solving class. You
must know how to solve problems to do the homeworks and pass the
tests. The only
way to become
proficient is to practice. So... there will be homework from
we cover in class.
The homework doesn't count as much as the tests, but you will find the
rather difficult if you have not done the homework. Homework
be graded via the Peason MasteringEngineering Web Site. You must
have and on-line account to submit homework problems.
Class: The last day to withdraw from this class with a
"CW" is according to Fort Lewis policy and posted on the FLC Academic
Academic (dis)honesty: Any
incidents of cheating on quizzes or
exams will result in being reported to the office of academic affairs,
and an F
for the course. (I may soften that penalty only if
it, at my discretion.) I do encourage you to work together to
homework, but your written answer must be in your own words.
Copy! Unacceptable collaboration on a homework
assignment will result
in a score of zero for the entire
assignment. Answer in your own
words in order to
actually learn something!
Accessibility: Students with disabilities
who require reasonable
accommodations to fully participate in course activities or meet course
requirements must register with Disability Services Office, 280
247-7459. If you qualify for services, bring your letter of
to me during office hours as soon as possible.