
Date/Activities 

Final Exam: May 2,
Wednesday, 4:006:00PM, comprehensive exam, covering Chapters 1 through 9);
close books, two pages of notes is allowed.
**Exam
3 April 11  Covering Chapters 7, 8, and 9 (sec. 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4)
**Exam
2 March 14  Covering Chapters 4,
5, and Ch 6 (Hw6 related areas)
**Exam 1 Feb. 6


January 9, 2012 
Lectures 
Lecture 1 (1/9)  Chapter 1. Introduction; Power Generation
Systems, circuits, switch, Electrical Safety, etc Lecture 2 (1/11) 
Ch 1 Continues Lecture 3 (1/18)  posted lecture note Lecture 4
(1/23)  Chapter 2 Volatge and Current (Lecture PPT file posted inside
Blackboard) Lecture 5 (1/25)  Chapter 2 (Continue and finished)
Lecture 6 (1/30)  Chapter 3 Resistance; Chapter 4. Ohm's Law Lecture
7 (2/1)  Chapter 4 Examples (Example 41, 2, 3, 4); Chapter 3 Examples
31, 32, 33 Lecture 8 (2/6)  Exam 1, Discussion of Lab 4 MATLAB
Exercieses Lecture 9 (2/8)  Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 Examples, Hw4
discussion Lecture 10 (2/13)  Chapter 5 Series Circuits and KVL
Examples Lecture 11 (2/15)  Chapter 5 More on series circuit,
Voltage Divider Lecture 12 (2/20)  Chapter 5 Series Applications
Lecture 13 (2/22)  Chapter 6 Parallel Circuits Lecture 14 (2/27) 
Chapter 6 Parallel Circuits, Current Divider Rule, (RB  RL) problem
revisit, DMM Ammeter shunt, Voltage Sources in Paralle, Solar Panel
Construction Lecture 15 (2/29)  Grounding wire voltage drops and
effects, Short circuits and examples, Voltmeter loading effects,
Examples, Exercise/problems Lecture 16 (3/12)  Review for Exam
2, Discussion of Lab 8, Ch 82 and 3. Current Source and Source
Conversion; Ch 92 Superposition Theorem Lecture 17 (3/19)  Ch. 8
BranchCurrent Analysis, Mesh Analysis, Ch. 7 Series & Parallel
Circuits; MATLAB Solutions Lecture 18 (3/21)  Ch 7 Examples: 71,
74, 76, 7.7, 78; brief discussion of Hw7 (chapter 7) Lecture 19
(3/26): Ch 7: Voltage divider, Potentialmeter loading Disucssion lf
Lab 9, Ch 8: Bridge networks, Mesh analysis Lecture 20 (3/28): Ch 8 Nodal analysis
Lecture 21 (4/2): Ch 9. Superposition Theorem, Thevenin's Equivalent
circuit, and Norton equivalent circuit Lecture 22 (4/4): Exam 3
review: Ch 7, Ch. 8, Ch. 9; Discussion of Lab 10 Lecture 23 (4/16):
Capcitor, Electric field, Capacitance, Types of capacitors, Leakage
current; Discussion of Lab 12 RC circuit Lecture 24 (4/18): Ch 10
Capaciators and Applications Lecture 25 (4/23): Ch 11 Inductors and
Applications Lecture 26 (4/25): Review Ch 1 Ch 9, Student Assessment
of Course Outcomes

Homework Assignments 
Hw 9 assigned 4/4,
due 4/11 Hw 8 assigned 3/28, due 4 Hw 7 assigned 3/21,
due 3/28 Hw 6 assigned 2/22,
due 2/29 Hw 5 assigned 2/15,
due 2/22 Hw 4 assigned 2/8,
due 2/15 Hw 3 assigned 1/30,
due 2/8 Hw 2 assigned 1/23.
due 1/30 Hw 1 assigned 1/12, due 1/23 

Read Ch 1 & Lecture Note 1, Jan. 9Jan.16
Read Ch 2, Volatge and Current, Jan. 23 27 Read Ch 3. Resistance,
Jan. 28Feb.3 Read Ch 4. Ohm's Law, Power, and Energy, Jan. 30Feb.8
Read Ch 5. Series Circuits, Feb. 8Feb. 15 Read Ch 6. Parallel DC
Circuits, Feb. 1529 Read Ch 7. Series and Parallel Circuits, Mar.
1928 Read Ch 8 &9 . Methods of Analysis and Selected Topics (dc), Mar
19April 2

Labs (All lab report is required except Lab 1)

Lab
1: Test Equipment, Jan. 9 (No lab report is needed for this lab)
Lab 2: Basic
Electric Measurement (Lab report required)
Lab 3: Ohm's
Law Lab 4: MATLAB
Exercise Lab (a. Plot Ohm's Law  p104; b. IV Plot for two resistors,
R1, R2; c. A Circuit with 3 Resistors in Series)
Lab 5: Series
Circuit, Feb. 12 Lab 6: MULTISIM
Exercise Lab (1. Simple DC circuit, pages 128129; 2. Series Circuit,
pages 174175; 3. Series Circuits in Fig 5.96, page 179), Feb. 20
Lab 7: Parallel
Circuit, Feb. 27
Lab 8: Source Conversion and Superposition Theorem, Mar. 12
Lab 9: Muitisim and
MATLAB Computer Lab Exercise, Mar. 26
Lab 10:
Thevenin Equivalent Circuit (Computer Lab), April 2
Lab 11:
Thevenis and Norton Circuits Lab, April 9
Lab 12:
RC Circuit, April 16
ECET 102/CPET 101
Lab Report Guideline  Please make a copy of it and
paste it to a Microsoft Word file as a template

Text Book Supplimental Materials/References 


Exam 1:
Monday, Feb 6. 4:305:20 PM (50 minutes)
Coverage Areas: Ch 1, Ch 2 all section; Ch 3 Resistance: Sections 31, 32, and
33; Ch 4 Ohm's
Law: Sections 41, 42, and 43 