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Electrical Engineering
ECSE 200
Thomas Szkopek

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ECSE 200 – Electric Circuits 1 Fall 2012 Instructor: Thomas Szkopek McConnell 643 514.398.3040 Lecture: MWF, 11h35-12h25, McConnell 204 Quiz: F, 15h35-16h25, McConnell 204 Tutorial: W, 17h35-18h25, Trottier 0100 R, 17h35-18h25, Macdonald-Harrington G-10 refer to Minerva for your tutorial section Teaching Assistants (tutorials): Mohamed AbdelGhany Teaching Assistants (quizzes): Shadi Sabri, Sandrine Filion Côté Internet: MyCourses will be used to distribute most, but not all, lecture material. It is the student’s responsibility to attend all lectures and tutorial sessions. Description: Students will be introduced to: Circuit variables. Analysis of resistive circuits, network theorems (Kirchhoff’s laws, Ohm’s law, Norton and Thevenin equivalent). Ammeters, Voltmeters, and Ohmmeters. Analysis methods (nodal and mesh analysis, linearity, superposition). Dependent sources and Op-Amps. Energy storage elements. First and second order circuits. Learning Outcomes: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles behind circuit analysis. Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to know the basic definitions and concepts employed in circuit analysis. More importantly, students are expected to be able to analyze circuits by choosing and applying the techniques described in this course, and to perform simple circuit design. ECSE-200 is structured to prepare students to apply circuit analysis techniques at a level that will be expected from them in future courses and serve as a foundation for electrical engineering work. The syllabus is detailed in the tentative class timeline at the end of this document. Instructional Method: This course will consist of 50 minute lectures delivered thrice a week. New concepts and their application will be introduced during the lectures. It is strongly recommended that students attend all lectures, read the lecture notes (made available via MyCourses), and read the relevant sections of the assigned textbook. Questions are welcomed during lectures, and students are encouraged to take advantage of tutorial sessions. Evaluation: Percentage of Final Grade Weekly quizzes 50% (best 10 of 11 quizzes, weighed equally) Final Examination 50% Practice problems will be given to students as a study aid and will not contribute to the final grade. These problems are intended to reinforce the concepts taught within the class. Selected problems will be reviewed during tutorial sessions. In-class quizzes will be administered weekly on Fridays. Students are responsible to be prepared to answer questions on any material covered in lectures prior to the day of the quiz (note that class content is of a cumulative nature). In other words, a Friday quiz will test students on material covered up to and including the previous Wednesday. Quizzes are closed book, with calculators being the only permissible aid. The final examination will be worth 50% of the final grade. Students are responsible to be prepared to answer questions on any material described in the lectures. All students must bring valid McGill student ID to the examination. Only faculty standard calculators are permissible in the exam. The evaluation scheme is not negotiable. Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scheme. Letter Grade Numerical Grade Requirement A/A− top 20% ranking B+/B/B− top 60% ranking C+/C numerical grade >55% D numerical grade >50% F numerical grade <50% Note that D is a conditional pass, and a minimum of C is required for an unconditional pass. th Textbooks: R.C. Dorf & J.A. Svoboda. Introduction to Electric Circuits, 8 edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2010. (available at McGill bookstore) Any introductory text on electrical circuits can be used to supplement the lecture material. This is a useful source of practice problems, worked examples and alternative presentations of course concepts. Academic Integrity: McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offenses under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see for more information). L'université McGill attache une haute importance à l'honnêteté académique. Il incombe par conséquent à tous les étudiants de comprendre ce que l'on entend par tricherie, plagiat et autres infractions académiques, ainsi que les conséquences que peuvent avoir de telles actions, selon le Code de conduite de l'étudiant et des procédures disciplinaires (pour de plus amples
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