ECE 2322: Electrical Engineering Science II

Joseph Picone
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Temple University

office: EA 703A
email: picone@temple
phone: 215-204-4841 (ofc), 662-312-4209 (cell)

Course Description: This course is concerned with the analysis of alternate current (AC) circuits. Sinusoidal steady-state analysis, AC power analysis, magnetically coupled circuits, and frequency responses are covered. Laplace transforms are introduced and are used to solve first, second and higher order differential equations. The use of Laplace transforms for circuit analysis is studied and applied.

Course Overview: The goal of this course is to extend fundamental knowledge of circuit analysis by introducing general techniques based on linear system theory. New mathematical techniques such as the Fourier and Laplace transforms are introduced and shown to generalize DC and AC curcuit analysis. The use of computer tools such as Multisim and MATLAB is emphasized.

The laboratory experience will teach you how to design, prototype and fabricate useful electrical circuits. Extensive use of simulation tools will be made to debug and verify hardware performance.

Course Learning Objectives (CLO):
  1. Analyze electrical circuits in terms of the transient response and AC steady state response (SO A).
  2. Sinusoidal steady state analysis, Kirchoff's voltage and current laws, mesh and nodal analysis, superposition and Thevenin equivalent circuits (SO A).
  3. Concepts of complex power, effective and RMS values (SO A, n).
  4. Understand frequency response, Bode diagrams, resonance and frequency scaling. (SO A, n).
  5. Analyze circuits using Laplace Transforms (SO A, E, K, n).
Course Topics: Refer to the CLOs above to understand how these topics relate to our stated program outcomes.
  1. Sinusoids and Phasors (CLO 1).
  2. Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis (CLO 2).
  3. AC Power Analysis (CLO 3)
  4. Frequency Response (CLO 4)
  5. Applications of Laplace Transform (CLO 5)
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