# Exam 1 Instructional Objectives

# Exam Date: 2/15/18

These instructional objectives provide you with a guide for learning the course material. During the examination you should be able to:

## Chapter 2

- Define Ohm’s law.
- Use Ohmâ€™s law to calculate current, resistance, or voltage.
- Identify independent and dependent sources in circuits.
- Identify the direction of current within a circuit.
- Identify the polarity of voltage drops across elements.
- Calculate the power absorbed or supplied by an element.

## Chapter 3

- Identify nodes within a circuit.
- Identify loops within a circuit.
- Define KCL and KVL.
- Use KCL and/or KVL to solve circuits.
- Identify and solve single-loop circuits.
- Identify and solve single-node-pair circuits.
- Identify and simplify series and parallel voltage and current sources.
- Identify and simplify resistors in series and parallel.
- Use voltage and current division to analyze circuits.

## Chapter 4

- Analyze a circuit using nodal analysis.
- Identify and use supernodes during nodal analysis.
- Analyze a circuit using mesh analysis.
- Identify and use supermeshes during mesh analysis.

## Chapter 5

- Use superposition to analyze a circuit.
- Use a source transformation to analyze a circuit.
- Calculate the Thevenin equivalent of a circuit.
- Calculate the Norton equivalent of a circuit.

## Chapter 6

- List and use the two “golden” rules.
- List the 5 characteristics of an ideal op-amp.
- Identify saturation.
- Design and analyze an inverting amplifier.
- Design and analyze a non-inverting amplifier.
- Design and analyze a comparator.
- Design and analyze a summing amplifier.
- Design and analyze a difference amplifier.
- Design and analyze a buffer/voltage follower/unity gain amplifier.
- Analyze op-amps that are cascaded.