CSE 70A Network Analysis I (2016-2017)

CSE 70A Network Analysis I

(Required for CSE, CpE and EE. Selected Elective for CE, EnE, ME and MSE.)
Catalog Data:

CSE 70A Network Analysis I (Credit Units: 4) Modeling and analysis of electrical networks. Basic network theorems. Sinusoidal steady state and transient analysis of RLC networks and the impedance concept. Corequisite: MATH 3D. Prerequisite: Physics 7D; EECS10, MAE10, EECS12, CSE41, or ICS 31. Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering have first consideration for enrollment. Same as EECS 70A. Only one course from CSE 70A, EECS 70A, ENGRMAE 60 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470633229.

Recommended Textbook:
  • Johnson, D. E., Johnson J. R., Hilburn, J. L. and Scott, P.D., Electric Circuit Analysis, 3rd edition, Wiley, 1999.
  • Nilsson, J.W., Riedel, S.A. Electric Circuits, 8th edition, Prentice Hall, 2007.
Peter J. Burke
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Use mathematical tools for analyzing linear RLC circuits.

2. Describe the basic network theorems.

3. Describe the concepts of complete response and transient response of linear RLC circuits.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Understanding differential equations
  • Understanding of physics of electric networks.
  • Understanding of computational methods.
Lecture Topics:

This course is aimed at the basic network theorems (Thevenin, Norton, nodal analysis, mesh analysis, transient response, complete response, and superposition) to analyze first and second order liner RLC circuits.

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

The student is required to use PSPICE circuit simulation software and a scientific calculator for all the calculations in this class.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Materials Science Engineering, Topics Courses and the Electrical Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Three weeks of this course are devoted to elementary design of linear circuits. In particular, time is devoted to (a) the design of voltage and current dividers, (b) the design of basic operational amplifier circuits, including voltage followers, summers, and inverting summers, and (c) the design of basic RLC networks. Homework: 50%.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • 8 Problem sets: 10%
  • 2 Midterm exams: 60%
  • Comprehensive Final Exams: 30%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

August 14, 2017
Senate Approved:
May 12, 2015
Approved Effective:
2015 Summer