MAE 140  Linear Circuits  Fall 2019
Canvas
Grades, homework solutions, class discussions, and other information can be found in canvas.
Instructor
 Mauricio de Oliveira, firstname at ucsd dot edu
Class Times
Lectures

Tuesday, Thursday, 11:0012:20
Center 115
Discussion Session

Friday, 16:0016:50
Center 115
Teaching Assistant
 Yilong (Dylan) Chen, yic 013 at ucsd dot edu
 Abhijeet Patil, aj last name at ucsd dot edu
Office Hours
EBU II 305:
 Monday: 11:0012:00 (Abhi)
 Thursday: 08:3009:30 (Dylan)
 Friday: 11:0012:00 (Mauricio)
You can make an appointment with me or the TA by email if you need extra help.
Text Book
This quarter we ordered a custom version of our textbook which will be sold at the UCSD bookstore at a signfinicant discount. It should be in stock in time for the class:
The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits, 8th Edition (UCSD Custom), R. E. Thomas, A. J. Rosa and G. J. Toussaint, Wiley 2016. ISBN 9781119319894
This custom version contains only a selection of chapters from the standard hardcover version of the book:
The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits, 8th Edition, R. E. Thomas, A. J. Rosa and G. J. Toussaint, Wiley 2016. ISBN 9781119235385
Of course you can buy the hardcover version or you may also choose to buy used earlier editions dating back to the 4th edition.
Homework will be assigned from the 8th Edition though. 8th Edition is on the Science and Engineering Library Reserves.
Past Years Websites
You might want to check out the websites for:
 Fall: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
 Winter: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 2014 2013, 2012 2009, 2008
 Summer: 2011, 2007
Check them out if you want to know how the exams will look like!
What's next?
Check out the following linear circuit experiment from MAE171a, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I (prepared by Professor Raymond de Callafon). At the end MAE 140 you should be ready to perform this experiment successfully and follows this lecture with ease.
Lecture Notes
Part I
 Introduction (T & R, Chapters 1 & 2)
 Equivalent circuits (T & R, Chapters 2 & 3)
 Systematic circuit analysis (T & R, Chapter 3)
 Active circuits (T & R, Chapter 4)
Part II
 Laplace transform (T & R, Chapter 9 & 6)
 Circuits in the sdomain (T & R, Chapter 6 & 10)
 Sdomain circuit analysis and design (T & R, Chapter 10 & 11)
 Frequency response and filter design (T & R, Chapter 12 & 14)
Demo Notes
Grades
You should be able to check out your homework and midterm
grades on canvas.
Please
check them out regularly to make sure your homework is being
graded/transcribed correctly!
Grades Formula
GRADE = MAX(0.2 * HOMEWORK + 0.2 * MIDTERM1 + 0.2 * MIDTERM2 + 0.4 * FINAL, FINAL)
Exams

Midterm: Thursday, October, 24th.
Exam and solutions. 
Midterm: Tuesday, November, 19th.
Exam and solutions. 
Final exam: Wednesday, December, 11th, 11:3014:29
Exam and solutions.
Homework
 Homework, instructions and solutions will be posted on canvas.
 Homework will be posted every week, due the same week.
 This class uses an allelectronic homework submission and grading process.
 You can type and scan your homework for submission.
 No paper submissions will be accepted.
 Turn in every Friday at 23:59, every week.
 No late homework submissions will be accepted
 Please turn in a readable and organized homework. This is a big class!
Homework grading policy
 No points will be deducted by mistakes you make on homework.
 You will be assigned total points for every question you attempt to solve.
 A valid attempt has to show enough effort to convince the graders that you spent time on the question!
 Just repeating the problem statement IS NOT an example of a valid attempt.
 You get no points on a question if you did not attempt the question.
 Questions will be graded and feedback will be provided by the graders in case you make mistakes.
Homework #1
T R & T:
1.4, 1.9, 1.20, 1.22, 1.29,
2.7, 2.11, 2.15, 2.16, 2.27
Due: 10/04/2019
Homework #2
T R & T:
2.29, 2.30, 2.37,
2.40, 2.43, 2.52,
2.54, 2.59, 2.63, 2.76
Due: 10/11/2019
Homework #3
T R & T:
3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.8 (ab),
3.14, 3.16, 3.19,
3.53, 3.55, 3.56
Due: 10/18/2019
IMPORTANT: You do not need to do any of the simulation using
Multisim. There are some free simulators out there which you
might want to try. However, simulations will not be required
nor graded as part of the homework.
IMPORTANT: For problems 3.14, 3.16, 3.19, solve using NODE
VOLTAGE, not MESH CURRENT!
Homework #4
T R & T:
3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.8 (ab),
3.14, 3.16, 3.19,
3.41, 3.42, 3.50
Due: 10/25/2019
IMPORTANT: You do not need to do any of the simulation using
Multisim. There are some free simulators out there which you
might want to try. However, simulations will not be required
nor graded as part of the homework.
IMPORTANT: For problems 3.1  3.8, solve using MESH CURRENT
not NODE VOLTAGE!
Homework #5
T R & T,
4.1, 4.4, 4.5,
4.25, 4.26
Due: 11/01/2019
Homework #6
T R & T,
4.30, 4.31, 4.34, 4.35, 4.36,
4.38, 4.39, 4.44, 4.56. 4.75
Due: 11/08/2019
Homework #7
T R & T,
4.77, 4.83, 4.84,
9.1, 9.5, 9.7,
9.21, 9.23, 9.25,
9.61
Due: 11/15/2019
Homework #8
T R & T,
10.4, 10.5, 10.10,
10.21, 10.25, 10.28,
10.35, 10.36, 10.43, 10.44.
Due: 11/27/2019
Homework #9
T R & T,
10.56, 10.76,
11.75, 11.83,
12.18
Due: 12/06/2019
IMPORTANT: In 12.18, sketch the magnitude of the frequency response by hand instead of using MATLAB.