EET 114 Electric Circuits II
Standard Course Outline (Updated Fall 2004)
114: Electrical Circuits II
(4 credits) ) Direct and alternating current circuit analysis including Thevenin and Norton theorems, Mesh and Node analysis, capacitance, inductance, resonance, power, and polyphase circuits. Prerequisites: EET101, MATH 081.
Goals of the Course:
Electrical Circuits II completes the circuit sequence of course material begun in EET 101. The student should have a good grasp of AC and DC circuit analysis techniques following completion of this course. Many of the topics that are given only cursory coverage in the previous course (viz., capacitance, inductance, power) are expanded in this course.
Relationship to [insert program abbreviation here] Program Outcomes:
EET 114 contributes to the following EET program outcomes:
Students should be able to apply basic knowledge in electronics, electrical circuit analysis, electrical machines, microprocessors, and programmable logic controllers. (Outcome 1)
Students should be able to apply basic mathematical, scientific, and engineering concepts to technical problem solving. (Outcome 3)
The specific course outcomes supporting the program outcomes are:
Students should be able to accurately calculate AC/DC currents and voltages in a circuit using Network Analysis; Mesh & Nodal Analysis.
Students should be able to accurately calculate AC/DC currents and voltages in a circuit using Network Theorems; Superposition, Thevenin, and Norton Theorems.
Students should be able to accurately determine transient response for simple capacitive and/or inductive circuit.
Students should be able to accurately calculate real and reactive power (Watt, VAR, VA) by applying the power triangle method.
Students should be able to accurately calculate the resonance frequency (fr), and quality factor (Q) by applying series or parallel resonance method.
Students should be able to accurately determine three phase currents and voltages for; delta-wye, wye-delta, wye-wye, delta-delta connection.
Students will be able to use concepts in trigonometry, complex algebra, system equations and phasors to accurately calculate solutions to electrical circuit problems while applying Network Analysis and/or Network Theorem.
The following are suitable texts and/or references for this course:
Boylestad, Introductory Circuit Analysis, Prentice Hall
Bartkowiak, Electric Circuit Analysis, John Wiley & Sons
Jackson, Introduction to Electric Circuits, Prentice Hall
Floyd, Electric Circuits Fundamentals, Prentice Hall
Floyd, Principles of Electric Circuits, Prentice Hall
Alexander and Sadiku, Fundamentals of Electric Circuits McGraw-Hill
Prerequisites by Topic:
Students are expected to have the following topical knowledge upon entering this course:
Students should have a good understanding of algebra and trigonometry fundamentals, or to be taken concurrently. Math 81 or its equivalent is a prerequisite.
DC and AC circuit analysis through series/parallel circuits. EET 101 or its equivalent is a prerequisite for this course.
Some rudimentary computer literacy is helpful but not necessary. Most students will have experience with PSPICE or equivalent software for circuit solutions in EET 101.
Some EET lab experience is helpful. The lab course that accompanies this course is EET 118. Students taking EET 118 must have previous lab experience.
The following weekly topics are taken from the Boylestad text. Coverage times shown in parentheses are suggestions only. Note - one hour indicated here represents a single 50-minute class period.
Course orientation, review of basic DC and AC topics covered previously. (1 hour)
Capacitors, definitions, transient analysis, series/parallel capacitors, stored energy, capacitors in DC circuits (6 hours)
Magnetic circuit overview (1 hour)
Inductors, definitions, transient analysis, series/parallel inductors, stored energy, inductors & capacitors in DC circuits (6 hours)
AC/DC circuits analysis techniques, mesh & nodal analysis, phasor diagrams (12hours)
AC/DC network theorems, superposition, Thevenin & Norton theorems, maximum power transfer (12 hours)
AC power, Watts, VARS, VAs, power triangle, power factor correction (6 hours)
Series and parallel resonance (6 hours)
Polyphase systems (6 hours)
Major exams (4 hours)
Students typically will be taking this course during the second semester of the EET program. Most students will have some experience using PSPICE or equivalent software to solve simple circuits.
The Boylestad text includes PSPICE solutions for most topics in this course. The other texts provide similar solution techniques. This course, along with the accompanying EET 118 lab, should require the use of computers to analyze the AC and DC circuits covered in the course.
Associated EET 118 lab class:
A separate laboratory course, EET 118, Electrical Circuits Lab II, is offered concurrently with EET 114. The same instructor should teach both EET 114 and EET 118.
The lab exercises in EET 118 should support and mirror the topics covered in the lecture course. Some computer usage in circuit analysis should be a part of the lab experience during the semester
Course grading policies are left to the discretion of the individual instructor.
The following may be useful methods for assessing the success of this course in achieving the intended outcomes listed above:
Outcomes 1and 3: Traditional exams, quizzes, and homework assignments covering lecture material can be used to assess these outcomes.
Maryam Ghorieshi, Instructor of Engineering, Hazleton Campus