EE 220 Circuits I
Fall 2017, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Course lecture notes and videos are located here

Homework assignments and due dates are located here


Current grades are located here.


In this course we will make extensive use of LTspice.

Examples from the lectures are found in

EE 220D LTspice discussions and examples are found here.


Textbook: Electric Circuits, Sixth Edition, Chs. 1-8

Instructor: R. Jacob Baker (see office hours at this link)

Teaching Assistant: Jian Li     

Time: MW 2:30 to 3:45 PM

Course dates: Monday, August 28 to Wednesday, December 6

Location: SEB 1242

Holidays: Monday, September 4 (Labor Day Recess)  
Final exam time: Wednesday, December 13, 3:10 to 5:10 PM  

Course content Introduction to linear circuit analysis. Kirchhoff's laws, operational amplifiers, node and loop analysis. Thevenin, Norton, and other network theorems, first order RL and RC circuits, second order RLC circuits. Credits: 3

Corequisite: EE 220D; Prerequisites: MATH 182


25% Homework
25% Quizzes

25% Midterm

25% Final



  • No laptops, Internet appliances (e.g. Kindle, Nook, Ipad, etc.), smart phones, may be used during lectures or exams.
  • If an exam or quiz is open book then only the course textbook may be used (no ebooks, Kindle, Nook, etc., newer/international editions, or photocopies).
  • No late work accepted. All assigned work is due at the beginning of class.
  • The final exam will not be returned at the end of the semester, not even temporarily for you to review.
  • Regularly being tardy for lectures, leaving in the middle of lectures, or earlier from lectures is unacceptable without prior consent of the instructor.
  • Cheating or plagiarism will result in an automatic F grade in the course (so do your own homework and projects!)
  • Questions for the instructor (only) should be asked in person (not via email).


Course Outcomes

After completing EE 220 students will be able to:


Analyze simple resistive circuits including those containing independent sources with mesh and nodal analysis (1.b, 1.c, 1.f, 1.g, 1.i, 1.j)


Derive simplified resistor networks (1.c, 1.f, 1.g, 1.i, 1.j)


Derive Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits (1.b, 1.c, 1.f, 1.g, 1.i, 1.j)


Apply circuit theorems (Ohms Law, Superposition, Source transformation) to simplify the analysis of electrical circuits (1.b, 1.c, 1.f, 1.g, 1.i, 1.j)


Analyze of operational amplifiers circuits (1.c, 1.c, 1.g, 1.i, 1.j)


Analyze first- and second-order RL, RC circuits containing switches, independent sources, dependent sources, resistors, capacitors, inductors for transient response (1.a,1.b, 1.c, 1.f, 1.g, 1.i, 1.j)