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# UNL ELEC 121 - Syllabus

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ELEC 121INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING IREQUIRED COURSEPrerequisites: noneDescription: Introduction to the analysis of digital computer circuits.Text: Digital Design, 3rd ed., M. Mano, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002, ISBN 0-13-062121-8.Course Objectives: For the students to learn: 1. basic DC circuit analysis techniques with resistive networks.2. the fundamental concepts of various base number systems including the conversion between bases and arithmetic operations.3. the basic concepts for designing Boolean combination logic circuits.4. the basic concepts of sequential digital components such as registers, shift registers, and counters.5. to apply the above concepts for design and implementation of simple digital circuits through laboratoryexperience.Topics Covered:1. DC voltage and current analysis using Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Current Law and Kirchoff’s Voltage Law.2. Number systems and base conversions.3. Binary arithmetic including complements.4. Basic Boolean algebra.5. Binary digital logic gates.6. Combination logic.7. Synchronous sequential logic.8. Design of registers and counters.Class Schedule:Lecture: 3 periods of 50 minutes per weekRecitation: 0 periods per weekLaboratory: 1 period per three weeksContribution of Course to Meeting the Professional Component:Engineering Topics: 3 credit hoursMath and Science: 0General Education: 0Relationship of Course Objectives to Program Outcomes:The importance of each course objective to meeting the program outcomes is indicated with the following scale: 3 = major importance, 2 = moderate importance, 1 = minor importance. Blank if not related.Program Outcomes Course ObjectivesELEC 121 Introduction to Electrical Engineering I(see list for complete description)CO 1 CO 2 CO 3 CO 4 CO 5a. A knowledge of mathematicsincluding differential and integralcalculus and differentialequations. 2 3b. A knowledge of basicsciences. 1c. A knowledge of a basic core ofelectrical engineering sciencesnecessary to analyze electricaland electronic devices, software,and systems. 3 3 3 3 3d. An ability to apply theknowledge of mathematics,science, and engineering to theanalysis of electrical engineeringproblems.)3 2 1e. An ability to design andconduct experiments, analyzeand interpret the data, and toreport on the results. 1 3f. An ability to design a system,component, or process to meet adesired need and to demonstratethe results to a diverse audience.2g. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.h. An ability to identify,formulate, and solve novelengineering problems includingthe planning, specification,design, and implementation ofprocesses leading to ademonstrable product.1i. An ability to communicateeffectively, especially technicaltopics in writing and orally. j. The recognition of the need forand ability to engage in life-longlearning. k. A broad education andknowledge of contemporaryissues necessary to understandthe impact of technology in aglobal and societal context. 1. An understanding of ethicalresponsibility and professionalconduct. 2ELEC 121 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Im. An ability to use techniques,skills, and modern engineeringtools, especially computer basedtools, for the solution ofengineering problems anddesign, so as to succeed inengineering practice. 2 2Prepared by Lance C. Pérez10 May

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