ECE 201 – Fall 2009
Section 1 (11:30am, Prof. Tan)
Welcome to ECE 201, “Linear Circuit Analysis.”
In this document, we outline the course policies and
procedures, including information regarding grading, attendance, homework, quizzes, examinations,
academic honesty, and help/resources available to you.
There are three sections of this course, and instructors and Teaching Assistants are listed on the final
While Prof. Tan will be teaching Section 1 lectures only, the Teaching Assistants will work with
students from all three sections.
The textbook for the course is the 2nd edition of DeCarlo and Lin’s “Linear Circuit Analysis.”
Each student’s course grade will be based upon the total numerical score s/he earns, with the following
point allocation for the exams, the Final Exam, homework and quizzes.
We will determine your course letter grade from your standing in comparison with the distribution for
your individual section.
In addition to the grading scheme outlined above, each student must
demonstrate a minimum level of competency in each
of nine Course Outcomes, as defined in our ABET
No student may earn a passing grade for the course until s/he has satisfied each
of these nine criteria.
These course outcomes are as follows:
A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
an ability to define and explain the meaning/function of charge, current, voltage, power, energy,
R, L, C, the op amp, and the fundamental principles of Ohm's law, KVL and KCL.
an ability to write the equilibrium equations for a given network and solve using appropriate
software as needed for the steady state (dc and ac/phasor) solution.
an ability to state and apply the principles of superposition, linearity, source transformations, and
Thevenin/Norton equivalent circuits to simplify the analysis of circuits and/or the computation of
an ability to qualitatively predict and compute the step responses of first order (RL and RC) and
second order (RLC) circuits.
an ability to qualitatively predict and compute the steady state ac responses of basic circuits
using the phasor method.