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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)

EET 311 Alternating Current Circuits (4) Circuit analysis including controlled sources, op amps, and ideal transformers, and calculus relationships; one/two port network models; three- phase and industrial loads.

EET 311 Alternating Current Circuits (4)

E E T 311 is intended to provide competency in analysis of circuits and application of basic electrical principles including equivalent circuits and models, power and energy, and signal/energy transfer. The course will introduce ideal amplifier models, ideal op-amps and ideal transformers as circuit elements and one-port networks (Thevenin, Norton, and driving point impedance), and two-port networks (Z, Y, H, G, T, and T-l) as equivalent circuits. Since this is the first required course taken by all upper division electrical engineering technology students, ethics and professionalism will be discussed by and expected of the students. Grades will be based on four or five exams including a final exam (65%), laboratory work (20%), computer projects requiring the use of circuit simulation software, spreadsheets, and math packages (10%), and student professionalism (5%). The IEEE code of ethics and the Penn State policy on academic integrity will be applied in the instructors judgment of student professionalism. This course requires calculus through integral and differential calculus of transcendental functions. It provides the circuit analysis skills required in almost every other E E T course and is a specific prerequisite for analysis of signals and systems (E E T 312) and understanding semiconductor models and electronic circuits (E E T 330).


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: MATH 140
Concurrent: MATH 141

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.