ENGIN 2210 – Circuit Analysis I
This is an introduction to engineering circuit analysis and design. The topics include concepts of electricity and magnetism; circuit variables (units, voltage, inductance, power and energy); circuit elements (R, L, C and operational amplifiers); simple resistive circuits; circuit analysis (node-voltage, mesh-current, equivalents and superposition); transient analysis; and sinusoidal steady state (analysis and power).
Online Circuit Simulators
Circuit JS – an online circuit simulator.
Circuits Basics & Tutorials
Electronics Tutorials – this website provides explanations of nearly all of the topics covered in this class, with many examples.
Glossary of Electrical Engineering Terms – Definitions of many frequently used EE terms.
Types and Applications – not all resistors are alike. This article from Nuts and Volts explains how resistors are made and when to use each particular type.
How to Choose an Operational Amplifier – this article from Nuts and Volts gives a lot of interesting information about all the specs of an op-amp, and how to choose one based on your project requirements.
Capacitors & Inductors
Delta-Wye Transforms for Capacitors – this post gives the equations for Delta-Wye transforms for caps, which differ from the resistor/inductor equations.
Bust a Cap – Exploding Capacitors – this video from SparkFun clearly highlights the differences between ceramic, aluminum electrolytic, and tantalum electrolytic capacitors. Moral of the story: be careful not to over-volt or reverse bias your electrolytic capacitors!
Does Inductor Winding Have You Tied in Knots? (PDF) – this article from the July/August 2018 Nuts and Volts magazine explains the fundamentals of inductors.
Filter Design and Analysis – this tool calculates filter frequencies based on resistor, capacitor and inductor values.
Filter Basics (PDF) – this article from the July/August 2018 Nuts and Volts magazine explains many concepts relating to filter design.