18220 – Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Course Description

This course covers fundamental topics that are common to a wide variety of electrical engineering devices and systems. The topics include circuit analysis techniques, passive and active components modeling, operational amplifiers, energy storage elements, power analysis, time-response of first- and second-order systems, sinusoidal steady-state response, frequency domain analysis, and filters. Other topics may include diodes and transistors, basic noise analysis, transformers, pole-zero plotting and analysis in the complex plane. The laboratories are designed to give students the opportunity to build and operate circuits that address specific concepts covered in the lectures, including circuit and component modeling, amplifiers, filters, and signal detection & processing.

3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. rec., 3 hrs. lab.
Prerequisite: 18-100
Corequisite: 18-202