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Electric Circuits MSE 250 (4)

This course will cover the following topics: fundamental electrical circuit quantities, and circuit elements; circuits laws such as Ohm law, Kirchoff's voltage and current laws, along with series and parallel circuits; operational amplifiers; network theorems; nodal and mesh methods; analysis of natural and step response of first (RC and RL), as well as second order (RLC) circuits; real, reactive and rms power concepts. In addition, the course will discuss the worker safety implications of both electricity and common laboratory practices such as soldering. Prerequisite: PHYS 141 or (PHYS 121 and 131), and MATH 232 and (MATH 260 or MATH 310). (MATH 260 or MATH 310) may be taken concurrently. Students with credit for SEE 230 or ENSC 220 may not take MSE 250 for further credit. Quantitative.