ECE 252 Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Module 1. Basic Elements and Circuit Laws


Course Objectives/Outcomes: Students who complete this course will be able to:

Module Objectives/Outcomes: Students who complete this module will be able to:

  1. Calculate charge, voltage, current, power, and energy in circuits.
  2. Apply Kirchhoff's Voltage Law to solve for voltage in circuits.
  3. Apply Kirchhoff's Current Law to solve for current in circuits.
  4. Apply Ohm's Law to relate voltage, current, and resistance.
  5. Use voltage differences to calculate the voltage at any point in a circuit.

Assignment:

Select an option:

Reading

* Lesson 1 Basic Elements and Circuit Laws. [Module Objectives 1-5]

About the Videos

Most of the videos in this module and all the other modules were shot in front of a live class in spring, 2016. As a result, there are references made to due dates for assignments that do not apply to the current class. Please ignore these references. For due dates, please consult the schedule on Blackboard.

The Videos: Stream or Download?

Videos for ECE 252 are available for streaming and for downloading. The streamed videos are from YouTube and allow quick access to the content. When a video is playing, you may click the box on the lower right of the screen to expand the video to the full screen.

The downloaded versions can be stored permanently on your computer. Most of these downloaded versions contain two video streams, one of the computer screen and the other of the professor.

Streaming Videos

* Video L1-1 Voltage, Current, Energy, and Power. [Module Objective 1]



* Video L1-2 Basic Electrical Devices. [Module Objectives 1 and 4]



Please note: The video below contains two errors:
The correct value of VB is -36 V.
The algebraic sum of the voltages currents at any node is zero.

* Video L1-3 Kirchhoff's Laws. [Module Objectives 2 and 3]



* Video L1-4 Essential Nodes and Voltage Differences. [Module Objectives 2, 3, and 5]



* Video L1-5 Do You Trust Kirchhoff? [Module Objectives 2 and 3]



* Video L1-6 Supernodes. [Module Objective 3]



* Video L1-7 Confidence in Kirchhoff, Part 1. [Module Objectives 2 and 4 ]



* Video L1-8 Confidence in Kirchhoff, Part 2. [Module Objectives 3 and 4]



* Video L1-9 Review. [Module Objectives 1-5]



Videos for Download
* Video L1-1 Voltage, Current, Energy, and Power. [Module Objective 1]
* Video L1-2 Basic Electrical Devices. [Module Objectives 1 and 4]

Please note: The video below contains two errors:
The correct value of VB is -36 V.
The algebraic sum of the voltages currents at any node is zero.

* Video L1-3 Kirchhoff's Laws. [Module Objectives 2 and 3]
* Video L1-4 Essential Nodes and Voltage Differences. [Module Objectives 2, 3, and 5]
* Video L1-5 Do you Trust Kirchhoff? [Module Objectives 2 and 3]
* Video L1-6 Supernodes. [Module Objective 3]
* Video L1-7 Confidence in Kirchhoff, Part 1. [Module Objectives 2 and 4]
* Video L1-8 Confidence in Kirchhoff, Part 2. [Module Objectives 3 and 4]
* Video L1-9 Review. [Module Objectives 1-5]
Tutorials

* Tutorial 1A The Physics of Electricity [Module Objective 1]
* Tutorial 1 Basic Circuit Laws [Module Objectives 1-4]

Homework

* Homework 1 Basic Elements and Circuit Laws. [Module Objectives 1-5]

Practice Quiz

* Practice Quiz 1 [Module Objectives 1-5]
* Practice Quiz 1 Solution [Module Objectives 1-5]