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ES 203- Elements of Electrical  Engineering

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Nilsson & Riedel, Engineering, Pearson Custom Library, Pearson Learning Solutions, 2011.

(Note:  this book is a custom textbook and is an abridged version of Nilsson & Riedel, Electric Circuits, 9th edition, Prentice Hall, 2011.)



  ES 203 Electrical Systems  focuses on the principles of electric circuit analysis.  In electrical circuits, energy storage is primarily in the form of electrical and magnetic energy, and energy conversion is primarily from electrical energy to mechanical energy or heat.  Solution techniques will draw on Kirchhoff's celebrated laws and the lumped models of circuit elements.

Mastering any new subject requires a continuous effort to make sense of new ideas and concepts and to relate them to what you already know.  Learning to identify, formulate, and solve technical problems requires diligent practice in applying a logical problem-solving methodology.  Learning to solve real-life engineering problems also requires a willingness to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty.   To achieve the above mentioned objectives:

  • Come to class ready to participate and learn!

  • Take notes in class!

  • Ask questions!  

  • Read the text!

  • Do ALL the homework! 

  • Search out the underlying principle! 

  • Participate to class discussions!






Last modified: Wednesday August 31, 2011