San Francisco State University
Course Outline for Engr 205 Electric Circuits
Engr 205 Electric Circuits (3)
Prerequisites: PHYS 230 and MATH 245; MATH 245 may be taken concurrently.
Circuit analysis, modeling,
equivalence, circuit theorems.
Ideal transformers and operational amplifiers. Transient response of 1st-order circuits.
AC response, phasor analysis, AC impedance, AC power.
Present fundamental circuit analysis techniques [A.1, B.1]
Introduce circuit equivalence and modeling [A.1, B.1]
Develop physical insight and intuition for problem solving [A.1, B.1]
Indices in brackets refer to educational objectives and outcomes of the School of Engineering.
Prerequisites by Topic
Basic electricity and magnetism
Basic calculus and analytic geometry
Solution of systems of linear algebraic equations
Basic linear differential equations
Electricity, signals, and circuits
Circuit analysis techniques
Network theorems and circuit modeling
Dependent sources, ideal transformers, amplifiers
Op amps and basic instrumentation applications
Natural, forced, transient, and steady-state responses
Phasor algebra, impedance, and AC circuit analysis
Engineering Sciences: 67%
Engineering Design: 33%
The student will demonstrate an ability to formulate circuit equations and solve for multiple unknowns. [1, 2, 3]
The student will demonstrate an ability to perform transient analyses of 1st-order circuits. [1, 2, 3]
The student will demonstrate an ability to extend resistive-circuit analysis techniques to AC circuits using
phasor algebra. [1, 3]
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the
characteristics of sources and basic
, and C
elements, their idealized models, and the practical limitations of such models. [1, 2]
The student will demonstrate knowledge of how to apply ideal transformer and op amp models to the analysis
of basic circuit configurations. [1, 2, 3]