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Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)

  

1st week

Topics:

Using computer algebra packages (Mathematica, Matlab, MathCad)

Using an electric circuit simulator (SPICE)

 

Basic Points:

Understand the basic SI units and SI prefixes 
Learn about the concepts of charge, current, and voltage 
Learn about power and energy 
Become familiar with the passive sign convention 
Learn about the circuit elements including dependent and independent sources 

 

Examples:

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learned to TV picture tubes and electricity bills. 

 

2nd week

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Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

Learn about Ohmís law 
Understand the concepts of nodes, branches, and loops 
Learn Kirchhoffís current and voltage laws 
Learn about combining resistors in series and in parallel 
Learn about the principles of voltage division and current division 
Become familiar with wye-delta transformation 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

Apply what is learnt to lighting systems and design of dc meters 

 

3rd week

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Basic Points:

Learn about nodal and mesh analysis 
Understand the concept of supernode and supermesh 
Be able to use PSpice for nodal analysis 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

Apply what is learnt to dc transistor circuits 

 

4th week

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Basic Points:

Learn about capacitors and capacitance 
Understand how to combine capacitors in series and parallel 
Learn about inductors and inductance 
Understand how to combine inductors in series and parallel 

 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

 Apply capacitors and inductors in practical circuits such as integrators and differentiators 

5th week

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Basic Points:

Understand what first-order circuits are 
Learn about source-free RC and RL circuits 
Learn how to find the time-constant of a circuit 
Learn about singularity functions such as unit impulse function and unit step function 
Learn about step response RC and RL circuits 
Understand natural, transient, and steady-state responses 
Be able to use PSpice for transient analysis 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learnt to delay circuits, photoflash unit, and automobile ignition circuit 

 

6th week

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Methodology:

 

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Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

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7th week

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Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

 

8th week

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Basic Points:

Understand what operational amplifiers are 
Learn about the ideal op amp 
Learn some op amp circuits including inverting, noninverting, summing, and difference amplifiers 
Be able to use PSpice to analyze op amp circuits 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

 

9th week

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Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

Learn about theorems used for simplifying analysis 
Understand the principles of linearity and superposition 
Learn of about the concepts of source transformation and equivalence. 
Be able to use Theveninís theorem to find Thevenin equivalent 
Be able to use Nortonís theorem to find Norton equivalent 
Understand the concept of maximum power transfer to the load 
Verify circuit theorems with PSpice 

 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

 

10th week

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Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

Become familiar with second-order circuits 
Understand how to find initial and final values of circuit variables 
Learn about source-free series and parallel RLC circuits 
Learn about step response RLC circuits 
Learn about general second-order circuits including op amp circuits 
Be able to use PSpice to analyze second-order circuits 
Become familiar with the concept of duality 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learnt to automobile ignition circuit and smoothing circuits 

11th week

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Basic Points:

Understand the concepts of sinusoids and phasors 
Apply phasors to circuit elements 
Introduce the concepts of impedance and admittance 
Learn about impedance combinations 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learnt to phase-shifters and AC bridges 

12th week

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Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

Apply previously learn circuit techniques to sinusoidal steady-state analysis 
Learn how to apply nodal and mesh analysis in the frequency domain 
Learn how to apply superposition, Theveninís and Nortonís theorems in the frequency domain 
Learn how to analyze ac Op Amp circuits 
Be able to use PSpice to analyze ac circuits 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

Apply what is learnt to capacitance multiplier and oscillators 

 

13th week

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Basic Points:

Know the difference between instantaneous power and average power 
Learn the ac version of maximum power transfer theorem 
Learn about the concepts of effective or rms value 
Learn about the complex power, apparent power and power factor 
Understand the principle of conservation of ac power 
Learn about power factor correction 

Examples:

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

Apply what is learnt to power measurement and electricity consumption cost

 

14th week

Review:

 

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Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

Be familiar with different three-phase configurations and how to analyze them 
Know the difference between balanced and unbalanced circuits 
Learn about power in a balanced three-phase system 
Know how to analyze unbalanced three-phase systems 
Be able to use PSpice to analyze three-phase circuits 

Examples:

 

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learnt to three-phase measurement and residential wiring 

 

15th week

Review:

 

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Examples:

 

Representative examples from the topic of the week.

 

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16th week

Final examination: