Catalog Entry (2012-2013):

2140 Electrical Circuits II(3) Introduction to the analysis of electrical circuits in sinusoidal steady states. The concepts of impedance, phasors, power, frequency response, resonance, magnetic circuits and two-part networks. Transform techniques for circuit analysis. Prereq: CEEN 2130 and CEEN 2184. Pre or Corequisite: MATH 2050.


Irwin and Wu, Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, Wiley and Sons, 7th edition.

Class/Laboratory Schedule:

This course meets for three university hours of lecture per week.

Course Outcomes:

The students who successfully completes this course will be able to:
  1. Apply complex number and differential equation techniques to the analysis of linear circuits (CE1/EE1)H
  2. Understand the phasor, impedance and admittance concepts in circuit analysis (CE5/EE5, CE9a/EE9a)H
  3. Analyze sinusoidal steady-state circuits using nodal, loop, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuit methods (CE4/EE4, CE5/EE5, CE9a/EE9a)H
  4. Perform the power analysis of sinusoidal steady-state circuits and determine the condition for maximum power transfer (CE5/EE5, CE9a/EE9a)H
  5. Compute the average, quadrature and complex power and perform power factor correction (CE5/EE5, CE9a/EE9a)H
  6. Understand the concept of circuit resonance, frequency response, and transfer functions (CE5/EE5, CE9a/EE9a)H
  7. Compute the poles and zeros of the transfer functions and determine its magnitude and phase Bode plots (CE4/EE4, CE5/EE5, CE91/EE9a)H
  8. Design simple 1st and 2nd order circuits to meet frequency response specifications (CE3/EE3)L
  9. Analyze coupled-coil and transformer circuits (CE4/EE4, CE5/EE5, CE9a/EE9a)H
  10. Analyze and model Z-, Y-, H-, and T-parameter two-port networks (CE5/EE5, CE9a/EE9a)H
  11. Apply analytical and computational techniques, including computer simulation programs for the design, analysis and verification of electrical circuits (CE3/EE3)L, (CE4/EE4, CE5/EE5, CE9f/EE9f)H

Course Topics:

  1. Review of complex numbers and s-plane .5 week
  2. Sinusoidal and phasor concepts: sinusoids and complex forcing functions 2 weeks
  3. Phasor diagrams and RLC relations 2 weeks
  4. Impedance and admittance circuits analysis 4 weeks
  5. Steady-state power analysis 2 weeks
  6. Frequency response, resonance, Bode plots 2.5 weeks
  7. Magnetic circuits and two-port networks 1 weeks
  8. Laplace and Fourier transforms for circuit analysis 1 weeks

The Reason this Course is in the Program:

This course is the follow-on sequence to CEEN 2130. The students will learn the fundamentals of AC electrical circuits concepts and analysis. Basic theorems and methods for the analysis of AC linear electrical circuits are taught that are applicable to follow-on CEEN courses in circuits, electronics, digital and communications systems.

Prepared by:

Alisa Gilmore - October 16, 2003