ELEC 101: Electrical Engineering Analysis
Bucknell University, Spring 2005
The objective is to provide an introduction to fundamental
analysis and design techniques in electrical engineering.
The two main topics are analog circuits containing
resistors, operational amplifiers, capacitors, and inductors,
and digital systems containing binary logic devices
and memory devices.
Instructor and Office Hours:
Richard J. Kozick
Office: Room 067 Breakiron
Phone: (570) 577-1129, FAX: (570) 577-1449
Tentative office hour schedule for Spring, 2005 is as follows:
(Refer to the
course home page for the most up-to-date office hours)
Tuesday 2 PM - 3 PM
Thursday 11 AM -12 PM
Other times can be arranged - talk to me in class, send email,
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
(Second Edition), Oxford University Press, 1996.
The library has many other books that cover the material in this
The titles are usually similar to "Introduction to Electrical
Engineering" or "Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering"
or "Basic Electrical Engineering".
I encourage you to read a variety of books in order to see different
explanations and additional examples.
Course Home Page:
The home page for the ELEC 101 course is located at the URL
It can also be accessed by following the link from
Prof. Kozick's home page at
The course home page contains the homework assignments,
and other course information.
In-class and take-home exams 30%
Short quizzes (announced and unannounced) 10%
Final exam 25%
Exams and Quizzes:
Two in-class exams
and one take-home exam will be given on the following dates:
Friday, February 11 (in-class, 12.5%)
The course will conclude with a comprehensive final exam.
March 21-23 (take-home, 5%)
Wednesday, March 30 (in-class, 12.5%)
Short quizzes (announced or unannounced)
will also be given to check your understanding of
the material as we proceed through the course.
Missed quizzes cannot be made-up, but your lowest quiz grade will be
Homework will be assigned regularly to give you practice
with the course material.
It will be due at the beginning of class on the specified due date.
Late assignments will not be accepted because solutions will
be distributed and reviewed during class on the due date.
You are allowed and
encouraged to work on the homework with groups of your classmates.
The purpose of the homework is to practice with the material and to
improve your understanding.
We encourage you to learn from each other, and also to ask us when you
However, the homework solutions that you submit for grading
must be written individually.
Be sure that you understand the reasoning for each problem,
even if you initially solved the problem with help from your
Laboratory attendance is mandatory.
If you have a legitimate reason for missing lab, please see
Prof. Kozick as soon as possible for alternative arrangements.
Your lab grade will be based on attendance, active participation in the
lab activities, and the completeness of your lab notebook.
The laboratories will count for 20% of your overall grade in ELEC 101.
Guidelines for the lab sessions are as follows.
ABET Course Outcomes:
Please see the
ABET link on the course home page.
The following is a tentative list of topics for the course.
The corresponding chapters in the text
Analog Circuits and Signals
- Weeks 1-2:
Introduction to the course.
Review of basic quantities and units: voltage, current, resistance.
Circuit analysis: Kirchoff's Current Law (KCL) and Kirchoff's Voltage Law
Parallel and series resistance.
Voltage divider and bridge circuits.
- Weeks 3-5:
Nodal and mesh analysis.
Operational amplifiers (op amps) and applications.
Thevenin equivalent circuit model.
Maximum power transfer.
- Weeks 6-8:
Selected topics from Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 as follows.
Chapter 3: Energy storage elements (capacitors and inductors).
Simple RC and RL circuits.
Chapters 4 and 5: Sinusoidal signals, phasors,
impedance, frequency response, application to filters.
Chapter 6: Diodes and applications.
- Spring Recess:
Begins Friday, March 11 at 5 PM and ends Monday, March 21 at 8 AM.
- Weeks 9-10:
Review of binary numbers and binary arithmetic.
Digital logic circuits and truth tables.
Standard forms of Boolean functions.
Simplification of Boolean functions.
- Weeks 11-13:
Combinational logic design: adders, comparators, multiplexers, demultiplexers.
Sequential logic design with flip-flops.
Digital system design project.
- Weeks 14:
Digital devices: counters, registers, memories.