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EECS 215: Introduction to Electronic Circuits

Instructor: (Varies) Prof. Fred Terry, Prof. Heath HofmannProf. Fawwaz Ulaby

As the entry course into the EE and CE degree programs, EECS 215 not only introduces the student to the world of electronic circuits, it also provides previews of many related specialties, including IC fabrication, micromechanical sensors and actuators, display technologies, nanocapacitors, and hard disk drives.

The six lab experiments are intended to give the student direct hands-on experience with building circuits, making measurements, and analyzing their results.

Lab 1: DC Circuits
Lab 2: AC Circuits
Lab 3: Op Amps
Lab 4: Transients
Lab 5: Filter Frequency Response
Lab 6: Audio System

Additional Information
Using Multisim, a student will be able to create a circuit of almost any complexity, excite it with pulses, sinusoids, or other waveforms, and then observe its output response. Multisim is an invaluable tool for designing amplifiers, frequency filters, logic circuits, etc.

1) Ulaby, Fawwaz T, and Maharbiz, Michael M. Circuits. 1st ed. New York City: Nts Press, 2009.
2) Ganago, Alexander O. Circuits Make Sense: A New Lab Book for Introductory Courses in Electric Circuits. 6th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2008.

Chapter 1: Circuit Terminology
Chapter 2: Resistive Circuits
Chapter 3: Analysis Techniques
Chapter 4: Operational Amplifiers
Chapter 5: RC and RL First-Order Circuits
Chapter 6: RLC Circuits
Chapter 7: AC Analysis
Chapter 8: AC Power
Chapter 9: Frequency Response of Circuits and Filters