Catalog Entry (2012-2013):

1030 Computer and Electronics Engineering Fundamentals (4) Introduction to DC circuit analysis and digital logic. Topics include Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, mesh and nodal analysis, Boolean algebra, logic gates, minimization, counters and flip-flops. Uses of computer based resources for data analysis and report generation. Use of internet to locate and retrieve engineering resources. Prereq: MATH 1950 (may be taken concurrently) or permission.


Digital Systems: Tocci
Selected sections and problems from Introductory Circuit Analysis: Boylestad

Class/Laboratory Schedule:

The lecture portion of the course will meet for three university hours each week. The laboratory portion will meet for three university hours each week.

Course Outcomes:

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Analyze DC circuits to determine voltages, currents and resistances including the use of mesh current and node voltage methods.(5,9a)
  2. Analyze the charging and discharging of resistor-capacitor circuits.(5,9a)
  3. Minimize Boolean expressions using Boolean algebra and Karnaugh maps.(5)
  4. Synthesize and analyze digital circuits consisting of combinational logic.(9b)
  5. Analyze the operation of fundamental sequential circuits including:(9b)
    1. SR flip-flops
    2. D flip-flops and latches
    3. JK flip-flops
  6. Design binary ripple and synchronous counters.(9b)
  7. Design and analyze operation of circuits consisting of shift registers. (9b)
  8. Design circuits using standard MSI components:(9b)
  9. Use computer simulation programs to analyze circuits and verify designs.(4,9f)
  10. Construct the circuits with specified operational requirements in the lab and verify their operation.(4,6,9de)
  11. Write reports of the laboratory experiments conducted.(13)

Course Topics:

  1. Analysis of Direct Current Circuits
  2. Binary number system
  3. Boolean Algebra
  4. Logic Gates
  5. Digital Integrated Circuits
  6. Combinational Circuits
  7. Circuit Simplification Techniques
  8. Arithmetic Circuits
  9. Decoders
  10. Sequential Circuits
    1. Set-reset Flip-flops
    2. Clocked Flip-flops
    3. Gated Latches
    4. Counters
    5. Shift Registers

The Reason this Course is in the Program:

This course introduces the student to some of the basic topics he/she will encounter in the program. The DC circuits portion presents circuit analysis without involving calculus or differential equations. The techniques of mesh and nodal analysis will be expanded in following calculus-based analysis. The digital logic portion introduces the fundamentals of digital circuit analysis and design using standard integrated circuits. The students also learn how to use laboratory equipment in constructing circuits. The Microprocessor Applications class (CEEN 1060) and Switching Circuit Theory (CEEN 3130) build upon this knowledge base. Because use SSI and MSI integrated circuits in their designs, they are able to construct practical circuits which, hopefully, will motivate them to continue in the program.

Prepared by:

Roger D. Sash - April 9, 2001