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EECS 212: Circuit II

Spring 2016

Catalog Description: EECS 212 Circuits II (4 hours). Continued study of electrical circuits: Frequency response, steady-state power analysis, three-phase circuits, transformers, and two-port network analysis. Prerequisites: EECS 211.

Dr. Lingjia Liu, 2028 Eaton Hall and 251 Nichols Hall
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Time and Location: MWF 11:00 - 11:50 AM, LEEP2 1420 - Lawrence, KS.

Office Hours: W 10:00 - 11:00 PM or by appointments, 2028 Eaton Hall.

Teaching Assistant:
Aqsa Ejaz Patel
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Jialing Li

Textbook: Engineering Circuit Analysis, 8th edition by William Hayt, Jack Kemmerly, and Steven Durbin, McGraw-Hill Education (ISBN-10: 0073529575; ISBN-13: 978-0073529578)

Software: Cadence (with includes Pspice and PCB layout) is available on EECS network computers under the program heading “Cadence PSD”. A limited, Windows version of this software is included in the Pspice text.

Course Schedule: Detailed course schedule can be found HERE.

Course Objective: This course is to complete the study by sophomores in electrical engineering and computer engineering of the basics of the analysis of linear electrical circuits and to provide an introduction to their design.

Prerequisites by Topics:

  • Basic DC and AC circuit analysis
  • Pspice computer program for circuit analysis

Course Topics:

  • Review of steady state sinusoidal analysis
  • Frequency response, Bode diagrams
  • Magnetically coupled networks
  • AC power analysis
  • Polyphase circuits
  • Two-port networks

Tools Usage:

  • Pspice circuit analysis and PCB layout software
  • Circuit test equipment

Grading Policy:

  • Exam I 20%
  • Exam II 20%
  • Final Exam 25%
  • Laboratory 20%
  • Homework 10%
  • Course participation 5%

Final letter grades are determined from the final grade scores using a scale determined by the instructor's evaluation of the overall class performance and the difficulty of the exams, but is typically similar to the traditional 90-100 A, 80-90 B, etc. A passing grade must be earned in each of the three grade categories (exams, lab, and homework) to earn a passing grade for the course. Changes announced in class supersede these written instructions.


Homework will be collected at the beginning of class on roughly a weekly basis. Late homework is not accepted, except for unusual circumstances. Collaboration with classmates is permitted. Copying is not permitted and will be penalized.

Special Needs:

Any student who has a disability that demands special accommodations should contact the instructor personally in order to make arrangements. Also, members of KU sanctioned organizations (band, athletic teams, etc.) that have special needs should also contact the instructor as the need arises.


Make-up exams are given rarely, and only if: 1) I am informed IN ADVANCE, and 2) I deem the reason to be sufficiently meritorious (job interviews and pleasure trips are not). If the reason is illness, I REQUIRE documentation of the illness from a health-care professional. I do not consider a cold to be an illness.

Academic Misconduct:

Instances of cheating [receiving/giving help] may result in expulsion from class and referral to the Dean. Cheating includes, but is not limited to: copying another exam paper, copying another homework paper, copying from solution manuals or previous students' homework papers, having another student do your work, etc.

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