[OER] ENGR 201 Electric Network I

ENGR 201: Electric Networks I (Syllabus PDF)

Go to Modules for the course contents. 

1. Basic Information


Yiyan Li: SFH 2755B, yiyanli185@gmail.com, yli@fortlewis.edu

2. Course Overview

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of electric networks, including analysis and design. The lecture starts with an introduction to electric circuits, then introduces circuit laws, analysis methods, amplifiers, AC circuits, signals, and SPICE.

3. Course Schedule

Week 1

Ohm’s Law, Circuit Basics

Week 2

LTSpice for Circuit Simulation

Week 3

Kirchhoff's voltage law (KVL) and Kirchhoff's current law (KCL)

Week 4


Week 5

Mesh Current Method

Week 6

Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems

Week 7

Midterm Exam

Week 8

Dependent Sources

Week 9

Operational Amplifiers I

Week 10

Operational Amplifiers II

Week 11

Operational Amplifiers III

Week 12

Instrumentation Amplifier

Week 13

Thanksgiving/Spring Break

Week 14


Week 15


Week 16

Final Exam

4. Prerequisite

Undergraduate level MATH 222 Minimum Grade of C-.

5. Textbook

No required textbook

6. Grading

A: 93-100, A-: 90-92, B+: 87-89, B: 83-86, B-: 80-82, C+: 77-79, C: 73-76, C-: 70-72, D+: 67-69, D: 63-66, D-: 60-62, F: <60

40% Homework/Quizzes/Lab Reports

20% Midterm

10% Project

30% Final

7. Course Outcomes

Students completing this course will be able to:

  1. Analyze simple resistive circuits including those containing independent sources with mesh and nodal analysis. (1, 2)
  2. Derive simplified resistor networks. (1, 2)
  3. Derive Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. (1, 2)
  4. Apply circuit theorems (Ohms Law, Superposition, Source transformation) to simplify the analysis of electrical circuits. (1, 2)
  5. Analyze of operational amplifiers circuits. (1, 2)
  6. Analyze first- and second-order RL, RC circuits containing switches, independent sources, dependent sources, resistors, capacitors, inductors for transient response. (1, 2)

8. Engineering Program Student Learning Outcomes (ABET criteria)

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

9. Policies

No laptops, Internet appliances (e.g. Kindle, Nook, Ipad, etc.), smart phones, may be used during lectures or exams.

Exam and quiz are close book close notes if not specified.

The final exam will not be returned at the end of the semester, not even temporarily for you to review.

Regularly being tardy for lectures, leaving in the middle of lectures, or earlier from lectures is unacceptable without prior consent of the instructor.

Cheating or plagiarism will result in an automatic F grade in the course (so do your own homework and projects!).


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