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ELC 230 CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENGINEERING

ELC 230 – Circuits and Systems for Engineering

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  ELC 230 Circuits and Systems for Engineering

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0                       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in MTH 122, PHY 104, and CSC 112 or CSC 121

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is a calculus-based course in electric circuit theory and analysis for Engineering AS degree program students interested in pursuing computer or electrical engineering.  It includes DC and AC principles with an emphasis on Kirchhoff’s Laws, network theorems for resistive, capacitive, and inductive networks, mesh and nodal analysis, and sinusoidal steady-state analysis.  Also, power, resonance, and ideal transformers are studied.  The theory is reinforced with instructor-run demos.  Assignments include the use of circuit analysis computer software.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. analyze passive electric circuits to predict their behavior;
  2. identify, analyze, and solve technical problems in linear systems; and
  3. use state-of-the-art technology to solve problems in linear systems.