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ELEN305 - Electrical Circuit Analysis

Course Details

Course Code: ELEN305 Course ID: 4597 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This course presents circuit elements and defines them in terms of their circuit equations. These equations utilize the fundamental laws of circuit analysis. This course will introduce Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s law, and Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, and superposition. This includes the introduction of series and parallel circuits, DC/AC circuit’s analysis, and power analysis of DC and AC circuits. An introduction to time domain and frequency analysis will be provided. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. (Prerequisites: ELEN300 and ELEN303)


Course Schedule

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Current Syllabi

After completing the course, the student should be able to accomplish these Learning Objectives (LO):

  1. Describe the basic laws governing circuit analysis.
  2. Analyze a variety of basic circuits.
  3. Determine and generate circuit parameters related to circuit design and theory.
  4. Apply the fundamental concepts of basic laws, including Ohms Law, Thévenin and Norton equivalent circuits, and superposition.
  5. Differentiate the properties of series and parallel circuits.
  6. Perform various techniques for circuit analysis.
  7. Determine circuit values using the Laplace Transform.

Describe how you will evaluate your students for each graded activity.

Weekly announcements will appear on Monday of each week in the online classroom. This announcement will also be e-mailed to each student. The announcement will discuss the assignments for the week along with any other pertinent information for the week.

This is an upper level course; all students’ work is to be presented as such in terms of quality and content. The grading system will be based on your introduction (2%), Forums (8%), fifteen Lab assignments (60%) and three exams (30%).

Reading Assignments: Please refer to the Course Outline section of this syllabus for the weekly reading assignments.

Supplemental Readings:

Week 1 Introductions: Each student must log into the classroom and introduce yourself to the class. This assignment is worth 20 points or 2 percent of your course grade. Your response is due by Sunday of Week 1. Your response must be greater than 250 words (a requirement) and include the following information.

  1. Your name
  2. Your university major or program
  3. Where you are in the program of study
  4. Your academic goals, to include why you are taking this class
  5. Information that you would like to share about yourself

Forum Assignments: The weekly discussion forum is for students to post their questions on course content for that week. This forum should not be used to discuss specific graded material questions prior to receiving feedback from the instructor (after the material is graded). If there is a question on a specific graded question, find a similar problem in the book and ask a question on that problem or concept. Asking specific questions on graded questions creates an unfair advantage and defeats the purpose of the assessment tool.

Lab Exercises: There are fifteen laboratory exercises that must be completed in order to pass the course. Despite having completed all other requirements for the course, you must complete all of the lab exercises in order to pass the course. You must demonstrate that you are competent in using the NI ELVIS or MyDaq unit to perform the laboratories.

Exams: There will be three exams, each worth 10% of your final grade. It is an open book, open note exam. It will be administered without a proctor. Students must complete the numbered exam by the end of the week indicated in the schedule.

NameGrade %
Forum 10.00 %
Topic 1 1.11 %
Topic 2 1.11 %
Topic 3 1.11 %
Topic 4 1.11 %
Topic 5 1.11 %
Topic 6 1.11 %
Topic 7 1.11 %
Topic 8 1.11 %
Topic 9 1.11 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Week 1 Assignment: Circuit Terminology 4.29 %
Week 2 Assignment : Resistive Ciircuits 4.29 %
Week 3 Assignment: Analysis Techniques 4.29 %
Week 4 Assignment: Operational Amplifiers 4.29 %
Week 5/6 Assignment: RC and RL First-Order Circuits 4.29 %
Week 7 Assignment: Circuit Analysis by Laplace Transform 4.29 %
Week 8 Assignment : AC Analysis 4.29 %
Week 9 Assignment: AC Analysis 4.29 %
Week 10 Assignment: Frequency Response of Circuits and Filters 4.29 %
Week 11 Assignment: Frequency Response of Circuits and Filters 4.29 %
Week 12 Assignment: Frequency Response of Circuits and Filters 4.29 %
Week 13 Assignment: Three-Phase Circuits 4.29 %
Week 14 Assignment: Magnetically Coupled Circuits 4.29 %
Week 15 Assignment: Fourier Analysis Technique 4.29 %
Exams 30.00 %
Exam 1 10.00 %
Exam 2 10.00 %
Exam 3 10.00 %

Circuit Analysis & Design, Ulaby, Maharbiz and Furse.
Michigan Publishing, 2018, 798 pages.

The textbook is located here.

Additional Resources

Author- Agarwal, Anant, Lang, Jeffrey H.

Book Title- Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits

Publication Info- Morgan Kaufman Publishers

ISBN- 978-1-55860-735-4

Web Sites

Site Name- LabView Basics

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Site Name- LabView

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Book Title:Circuit Analysis and Design - e-book available online, link also provided inside the classroom.
Publication Info:Michigan Publishing
Author:Ulaby, Maharbiz, Furse
Unit Cost:$75.00
Book Title:NI ELVIS III - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant - purchase instructions are available here:
Publication Info:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$3,395.00
Book Title:Digilent Analog Parts Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant – available to purchase here:
Publication Info:Newark
Unit Cost:$84.38
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Book Title:NI Student Software Suite - free access provided inside the classroom; if DVD is needed, purchase instructions are available here: (DVD not covered by the APUS Book Grant)
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$63.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.