ECE 201 - Fall 2010
Course Policies
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 this semester. Contact information for the instructors and
Teaching Assistants is listed on the final page.
Textbook:
The textbook for the course is the 3
rd
edition of DeCarlo and Lin, “Linear Circuits.”
This is available in
the campus bookstores.
The 2
nd
edition text is not suitable for use with the course, as many of the
homework assignments use Chapter problems from the 3
rd
edition text.
Grading:
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.
Test #1
80 points
Test #2
100 points
Test #3
120 points
Final Exam
200 points
Homework
100 points
Quizzes
100 points
Total
700 points
We will determine your course letter grade from your standing in comparison with the class distribution.
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 accreditation standards.
No
student may earn a passing grade (A, B, C, or D) for the course until s/he has satisfied each
of these nine
criteria.
These course outcomes are as follows:
Course Outcomes:
A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
i.
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.
ii.
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.
iii.
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
responses.
iv.
an ability to qualitatively predict and compute the step responses of first order (RL and RC) and
second order (RLC) circuits.