EE223, Electrical Circuit Analysis II, is the second course in a series
designed to provide engineering majors the tools to analyze and design passive analog circuits.
This course introduces capacitors and inductors, and develops the natural and forced responses of
circuits containing these elements. It introduces complex phasor notation in the context of sinusoidal
steadystate analysis, and then further develops these concepts in the analysis of single and threephase
AC power. The laboratory portion of the course introduces the practical skills of designing, building,
and debugging physical circuits in the context of relevant contemporary examples. It includes a major
design 4lab sequence in which cadets design and build a project of their choice. Prerequisite: C or
better in EE 122. Corequisite: MA311. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 4 credit hours).

Lecture Schedule
In the following table, the readings and homework are assigned on the day listed and due on the following lesson.
Some problem sets are downloaded below and completed by the student on
engineering graph paper. Others are links to online electronicallygraded problems that are due 10 minutes prior to
the start of class  make sure you have saved your work by then.
You must register with the Connect system to complete the
online EAssignment problems
here,
which also grants you two years of access to the online text.
The last page of the bookstorebought text gives code to
register with Connect; if you purchased the text elsewhere
you must buy Connect access directly through the link to
complete the EAssignments.
All EAssignments are available at
this link.

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Date 
Title 
Read 
Homework & Handouts 
1 
29 Aug 
Integration review 
none 
Syllabus
PS1,
CP1,
CP1Solutions 
2 
31 
Capacitors #1 
6.16.2 
PS2,
CP2,
CP2Solutions 
3 
3 Sep 
Capacitors #2 
6.3, 6.6 (not 6.6.3) 
PS3,
CP3,
CP3Solutions 
4 
5 
Inductors 
6.4, 6.5, 6.7 
EAssignment (link to all EAssigments at the top of
this assignment table). Try the ungraded example HW first.
Hint: If entering a function, not just a number, click the placeholder
first to enter the functionentering
mode.
CP4,
CP4Solutions 
5 
7 
1^{st} order circuits #1 
7.1, 7.2 
PS5,
CP5,
CP5Solutions 
6 
10 
1^{st} order circuits #2 
7.3 
EAssignment.
CP6,
CP6Solutions 
7 
12 
Singularity functions 
7.4 
PS7,
CP7,
CP7Solutions 
8 
14 
Step response of RC circuits 
7.5 
Work on next lecture's assignment 
9 
17 
Step response of RL circuits, 1^{st} order opamps 
7.6, 7.7 
PS89 
10 
19 
Spice and applications 
7.8, 7.9, 7.10 
PS10,
CP10,
CP10Solutions 
11 
21 
Review for Test 1 
Review sheet 
Practice test
Practice test solutions 
12 
24 
Test 1 


13 
25 
Initial conditions 
8.1, 8.2 
Work on Eassignment (due in 2 lectures),
CP1314,
CP1314Solutions 

14 
28 
Initial, final values 
8.1,8.2 
Above
Eassignment due by start of next lecture 
15 
1 Oct 
Sourcefree series RLC 
8.3 
Work on
PS1516
(due in 2 lectures),
2nd
order methods,
CP1516,
CP1516Solutions 

16 
3 
Sourcefree parallel RLC 
8.4 
Above assignment due by start of next lecture 

17 
5 
Step response series RLC 
8.5 
Work on Eassignment (due in 2 lectures),
CP1718,
CP1718Solutions 

18 
8 
Step resonse parallel RLC 
8.6 
Above
Eassignment due by start of next lecture 
19 
10 
General 2^{nd} order circuits 
8.7, 8.11 
PS19,
CP19,
CP19Solutions 
20 
15 
Review Test 2 
Review sheet 
Practice
test,
Solutions to practice test 
21 
16 
Test 2 


22 
17 
Sinusoids 
9.1, 9.2 
PS22,
CP22,
CP22Solutions 
23 
19 
Phasors 
9.3 
PS23,
CP23,
CP23Solutions,
using your calculator 
24 
22 
RLC impedance 
9.47, 9.9 
EAssignment,
CP24,
CP24Solutions 
25 
24 
Phasor nodal analysis 
10.1, 10.2 
PS25,
CP25,
CP25Solutions 
26 
26 
Phasor mesh analysis 
10.3 
PS26,
CP26,
CP26Solutions 
27 
29 
More phasor analysis techniques 
10.4, 10.5 
EAssignment,
CP27,
CP27Solutions 
28 
31 
Phasors: Thevenin & Norton 
10.6 
PS28,
CP28,
CP28Solutions 
29 
2 Nov 
Opamps and Spice 

CP29,
CP29Solutions 
30 
5 
Review for Test 3 
Review sheet 
Practice test
Practice test solutions 
31 
6 
Test 3  During lab 


32 
7 
Instant & average power (Wed follows
Fri schedule) 
11.1, 11.2 
PS32 

9 
No class  Founder's Day 



12 
No class  switched with 6 Nov 


33 
14 
Maximum power transfer and RMS 
11.3, 11.4 
PS33 
34 
16 
Apparant power and power factor 
11.5 
PS34 
35 
27 
Complex power 
11.6 
EAssignment 
36 
28 
Complex power correction 
11.8 
EAssignment 
37 
30 
Polyphase power 
12.1,12.2 
none 
38 
3 Dec 
Ideal transformers 
13.5,13.9 
review for final exam 
39 
5 
Field trip: polyphase power at VMI 
none 
review for final exam 
40 
7 
Final exam review, Test Block 1, admin 
Review sheet 
Practice final exam
Practice final exam solutions 
41 
10 
Final exam review, Test Block 2 


42 
12 
Final exam review, last test block (power) 



18 
08301130: Final examination 



Lab Schedule
In the following table the lab occurs on the given date, the prelab is due on that date, and the lab report is due
on the following lesson. More information on lab policies are in the syllabus.
Lab partners
list


Other
Matlab
available for free at the barracks help desk and does
everything the $2,500 commercial licenses do!
NCEES Reference Handbook.
The printed book is an authorized reference in all my exams. You can download a free pdf version (not authorized for my exams
since you can't read it) directly from the
NCEES website, and it is a good reference for homework (especially for integral equations).
IC Datasheets.
This is a listing of all common linear integrated
circuits that we use in this course, as well as in
entire curriculum at VMI.
LTSpice Free circuit simulator
555 Designer Free 555 oscillator design software
Filter Designer Lite Free Active (opamp) filter design software
Variable voltage divider
designer Variable resistor voltage divider design
Three Phase Power interactive demonstration

