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. 17, 2018.

Lab starts from Jan. 15, 2017.

Quiz 1: Jan. 18, 2018, 11:30am-12:20pm, ITB/137

Quiz 2: Feb. 13, 2018, 11:30am-12:20pm, ITB/137


            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 10

Chapter 16

Chapter 11

Office Hour:   

Jun Chen: by appointment


            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

Lab 3: The Schmitt trigger

Lab 4: Differentiators and integrators

Lab 5: First-order circuits and linear differential equations

Lab 6: Design the Sallen-Key low-pass filter

Teaching Assistants:

            Xiaohong Liu, Email:  liux173@mcmaster.ca

Xiaoyu Zhao, Email: zhaox72@mcmaster.ca

            Melih Yayli, Email:  yaylim@mcmaster.ca

Wei Jiang, Email: jiangw35@mcmaster.ca

Yameng Chang, Email: changy29@mcmaster.ca 

Jing Zhao, Email: zhaoj98@mcmaster.ca

Zekun Xia, Email: xiaz9@mcmaster.ca

Guanghan Zhao, Email: zhaog16@mcmaster.ca

Zheng Liu, Email: liuz156@mcmaster.ca