ELEC ENG 2CJ4: Circuits and Systems 

Course Objectives:

   At the end of this course, students will be able to solve electric circuits involving both passive and active elements for voltages at nodes, and branch or loop currents. They will be able to solve linear transient circuit problems involving second-order systems using either time-domain or Laplace transform techniques, and will be able to analyze and sketch the frequency response of a circuit. In addition, students will have developed efficient tools for analyzing two-port networks and three-phase circuits, and will have been introduced to magnetic circuits.  


            Tutorial starts from Jan. 18, 2017.

Lab starts from Jan. 17, 2017.

Quiz 1A: Feb. 14, 2017, 11:35am-12:15pm, ITB/137          Quiz 1A & Solution

Quiz 1B: Feb. 16, 2017, 11:35am-12:15pm, ITB/137          Quiz 1B & Solution     

            Mid-term test: Feb. 27, 2017, 6:40pm-7:40pm, MDCL/1009, 1102 & 1105          Mid-term & Solution 

Quiz 2A: Mar. 16, 2017, 11:35am-12:15pm, ITB/137          Quiz 2A & Solution

Quiz 2B: Mar. 17, 2017, 11:35am-12:15pm, ITB/137          Quiz 2B & Solution


            Quiz - 10%    

            Lab - 15%

            Mid-term test - 25%         

Final examination - 50%        Sample test & Solution  


            Irwin and Nelms, Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, eleventh edition, Wiley, 2015


            Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 11:30am-12:20pm, ITB/137

Review of circuit analysis techniques [1, 2, 3, 4]

            Chapter 4        Chapter 12      Chapter 13      Chapter 14   Chapter 16      Chapter 10      Chapter 11

Office Hour:   

Jun Chen: Friday, 2:00pm-3:00pm, ITB/A221

Duo Yang: Monday, 1:30pm-2:30pm, ITB/A203


            Wednesday, 1:30pm-2:20pm (starting from Jan. 18), TSH/B128

            Chapter 4        Chapter 12      Chapter 13      Chapter 14      Chapter 16      Chapter 10      Chapter 11


            2:30pm-5:20pm, ITB/A114

Lab 1: Safety

            Lab 2: Exploring the basic properties of Op-Amp (the report is due on the day of Lab 3)

L01 (Jan. 17), L02 (Jan. 24), L03 (Jan. 18), L04 (Jan. 25), L05 (Jan. 19), L06 (Jan. 26)

Lab 3: The Schmitt trigger (the report is due on the day of Lab 4)

L01 (Jan. 31), L02 (Feb. 7), L03 (Feb. 1), L04 (Feb. 8), L05 (Feb. 2), L06 (Feb. 9)

Lab 4: Differentiators and integrators (the report is due on the day of Lab 5)

L01 (Feb. 14), L02 (Feb. 28), L03 (Feb. 15), L04 (Mar. 1), L05 (Feb. 16), L06 (Mar. 2)

Lab 5: First-order circuits and linear differential equations (the report is due on the day of Lab 6)

L01 (Mar. 7), L02 (Mar. 14), L03 (Mar. 8), L04 (Mar. 15), L05 (Mar. 9), L06 (Mar. 16)

Lab 6: Design the Sallen-Key low-pass filter (the report is due one week after the lab)

L01 (Mar. 21), L02 (Mar. 28), L03 (Mar. 22), L04 (Mar. 29), L05 (Mar. 23), L06 (Mar. 30)

Teaching Assistants:

            Ying Cui, Email:  cuiy13@mcmaster.ca

            Duo Yang, Email: yangd28@mcmaster.ca

            Dania Elzouki, Email:  elzoukda@mcmaster.ca

            Xuan Zhang, Email: zhanx57@mcmaster.ca

Xiaolan Tu, Email: tux5@mcmaster.ca 

Yang Yu, Email: yuy81@mcmaster.ca

Saber Rahberfam, Email: rahbas1@mcmaster.ca