Teaching Assistants                             Course Objectives                                         Textbook and Course Materials


Course Evaluation                                Practice Problems/Tutorials/Quizzes             Laboratory Exercises


Quizzes, Tests and Examinations          Lab Groups                                                   Course Content


Tutorial/Quiz Schedule                       Extra Lecture Schedule




Division I - Dr Ray Gosine

Division II - Dr John Quaicoe










Office Hours:

Thursdays 9:00 - 11:00 am

Thursdays 9:00 – 11:00 am

Teaching Assistants











Course Objectives

 The broad aims of the course are to teach students 1) to learn the concepts and principles which apply to electric circuit analysis, and 2) to develop problem-solving skills by emphasizing the application of conceptual understanding to the solution of electric circuit problems. Specifically, the student is to be able to

          i)       use the basic electric circuit elements (resistance, capacitance and inductance) and element and circuit laws to develop models of practical electrical systems.

ii)                use the analytical and measurement techniques developed in the course to determine currents, voltages and power associated with any element in an electric circuit.

iii)              use the knowledge of the principles and techniques developed in the course to design simple and practical electric circuits.


Textbook and Course Materials

Textbook: J. W. Nilsson and S. A. Riedel, Electric Circuits, 6/ed, Prentice-Hall, 2000.

Lab. Manual: R.G. Gosine and J. E. Quaicoe, Engr. 1333 Laboratory Manual, Fall 2002 edition

Course Manual: R.G. Gosine and J. E. Quaicoe, Engr. 1333 Study Guide, Fall 2002 edition


Course Evaluation

Your mark for this course will be computed as follows:


Quizzes (3 out of 4) (see schedule)                                                                15%

          Laboratory (see schedule)                                                                             10%

          Term Test (Thursday November 7, 2001, from 9:00 - 9:50 am)                   20%

          Final Exams (Closed book, no formula sheet)                                               55%




Practice Problems/Tutorials/Quizzes


There are no marked assignments in the course. Practice problems (with answers), additional worked examples, etc. are given in the course manual. Students are expected to learn the topics in the course through the lecture material and self-directed solution of the practice problems.  Quizzes based on selected questions from the assigned practice problems will be given during alternate tutorial sessions on Tuesdays. The topics to be covered in the quizzes are indicated by the questions in the practice problems. The scheduled tutorial sessions will address students' questions on the practice problems, as well as cover additional examples. Solutions to the quizzes will be posted in the appropriate classroom and duplicating centre (EN-1017) following the quiz sessions on Tuesdays.



Laboratory Exercises


There will be 5 laboratory experiments with pre-labs. The pre-labs are to be completed before the lab period. Each team, consisting of two students, is required to submit one lab book (Physics Lab book) incorporating the pre-lab, results, observations, calculations, graphs, notes and conclusions for each experiment. Lab books are to be submitted to the Teaching Assistants at the end of the laboratory session. It is mandatory for students to perform all 5 experiments.


Failure to complete all the laboratory experiments will result in an INCOMPLETE grade.




Quizzes, Tests and Examinations


Note that programmable calculators or calculators with text storage and graphics capabilities, and aids (formula sheets, etc) are not allowed in tests, quizzes and examinations. 


Students are expected to maintain academic integrity in the course.


Cheating on quizzes, tests and examinations will be dealt with severely in accordance with the procedures outlined under Academic Misconduct in the University Calendar.





Lab Groups


Monday Lab Groups                             Wednesday Lab Groups                        Friday Lab Groups




Course Content


(Text is J. W. Nilsson and S. A. Riedel, Electric Circuits, 6/ed, Prentice-Hall, 2001)


          Chapter 1:    Electric Circuit Variables and Definitions

          Text: Sections  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.


          Chapter 2:    Circuit Analysis Concepts

          Text: Sections  2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6*.


          Chapter 3: Techniques of Circuit Analysis

          Text: Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.13, 4.10, 4.11, 4.9, 4.12.


          Chapter 4: Energy Storage Elements

          Text: Sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4.


          Chapter 5: Sinusoidal Steady-state Analysis

          Text: Sections 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.12, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6*.


* if time permits




Course Schedule


Lectures:               Div. 1: MWF 11: 00 - 11:50 am (EN2006)

                           Div. 2: MWF 10: 00 - 10:50 am (EN1040) 


          Tutorials:           Div 1: Tues.  11: 00 - 11:50 am (EN2006)

                                      Div 2: Tues.   10:00 - 10:50 am (EN1040)


Laboratories:       Lab 1: Mon. 2:00 - 5:00 pm (EN1038)         

Lab 2: Wed. 2:00 - 5:00 pm (EN1038)

Lab 3: Fri. 2:00 - 5:00 pm (EN1038)




Tutorial/Quiz Schedule


          Tutorials: Tuesdays: Sept 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec 3


Quizzes:    Tuesdays: Oct. 1, Oct 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 19.




Extra Lecture Schedule


                        Sept. 10:      Lectures in tutorial slots


                   Sept. 17:      Lectures in tutorial slots


                   Nov. 26:       Lectures in tutorial slot




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