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Chris Brown

Visiting Lecturer

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-6537
Office Hours
Monday 1:30p - 2:30p Tuesday 1:30p - 3:30p (2nd Tuesdays delayed until 2:00p) Wednesday 1:30p - 2:30p Thursday 12:00p - 1:00p
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Chris Brown

Visiting Lecturer

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-6537

Currently Teaching

EEET-111
3 Credits
Develops the skills to analyze and design practical DC circuits used in electronic devices. Topics include resistance with circuit techniques of Ohm's Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, series-parallel circuits: bridge and ladder networks: Kirchhoff's source conversions, branch analysis; Thevenin and Norton theorems; superposition theorems and nodal analysis. Inductance and capacitance are introduced and transient circuits are studied.
EEET-112
1 Credits
Develops skills and practice in the design, fabrication, measurement and analysis of practical DC circuits used in electronic devices. Topics include the measurement relative to: resistance, current, and voltage with circuit techniques of Ohm's Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, series-parallel circuits: bridge and ladder networks: Kirchhoff's Laws; power; and transient circuit behavior. Laboratory verification of DC analytical and techniques is included. Printed circuit board (PCB) design, fabrication, and assembly is also included emphasizing the development of soldering skill proficiency.
EEET-115
3 Credits
This course develops student skills to analyze and design DC and AC circuits. DC topics include resistance; Ohm’s Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; ladder network analysis; Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Kirchhoff’s Current Laws, source conversions and branch analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Thevenin and superposition theorems. AC circuit analysis topics include sinusoidal waveforms as forcing functions; basic R-L-C elements and phasors, including average power and power factor and series AC circuit analysis. Complex numbers and mathematical operations are introduced and utilized to solve series AC circuit problems. Reactance and impedance are introduced and used to solve series circuits.
EEET-116
1 Credits
This laboratory develops skills and practice in the construction, measurement and analysis of DC and introductory AC circuits. Standard laboratory equipment is introduced and utilized to measure resistance, voltage and current in basic and relatively complex circuit configurations. Measurements are employed extensively to verify Ohm's Law; Kirchoff’s Voltage and Kirchoff’s Current Laws and to demonstrate current and voltage division. Circuit simulation software is used throughout to support calculations and establish a baseline for comparison. Students collaborate within teams to research technology areas of curiosity, observe trends about the changing world and inform their peers via verbal presentations.
EEET-121
3 Credits
Develops the skills to analyze and design practical AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include network theorems, reactance and impedance, AC power and power factor, resonance, maximum power transfer, frequency response, and bandwidth.
EEET-122
1 Credits
Develops skills and practice in the design, fabrication, measurement, and analysis of practical AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include network theorems, reactance and impedance, AC power and power factor, resonance, maximum power transfer, frequency response, and bandwidth.
EEET-125
3 Credits
This course develops the skills to analyze and design AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include R-L and R-C transient analysis; reactance and impedance; series, parallel, and series-parallel R-L-C circuits; mesh and nodal analysis. Additional circuit analysis concepts covered include Norton, Maximum Power Transfer, and Superposition theorems. AC power and power factor, resonance, frequency response, and bandwidth are also covered. Transformers and polyphase systems are introduced.
EEET-126
1 Credits
This laboratory develops skills and practice in the construction, measurement, and analysis of AC circuits. The function generator and oscilloscope are used to measure resistance, voltage and current in a variety of circuit configurations. Measurements are employed extensively to verify Ohm's Law; Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Kirchhoff’s Current Laws and to demonstrate current and voltage division. Circuit simulation software is used throughout to support calculations and establish a baseline for comparison. Students collaborate within teams to research technology areas of curiosity, observe trends about the changing world and inform their peers via verbal presentations.
EEET-215
2 Credits
Develops the skills to analyze introductory AC and DC circuits and electronics. Topics include Ohm’s Law; current and voltage division; simplification of circuits; reactance and impedance; and operational amplifier applications including current sources, strain gauge amplifiers, differential amplifiers and comparator circuits.
EEET-216
1 Credits
Students, upon completion of this course, will be able to use laboratory tools to analyze and troubleshoot AC and DC and basic electronic circuits. They will be able to operate a power supply, multi-meter, function generator, and oscilloscope.
MCET-101
3 Credits
Students will apply engineering problem solving methods used in industry to complete projects involving engineering topics such as mechanics, circuits, robotics, and thermodynamics. Software tools are used to model their designs, perform design calculations, collect and analyze data. Finally, students will present their work professionally using both written and oral communication software. The goal of the class is to have students become familiar with the many aspects of mechanical engineering through hands on, experiential learning and prepares them to work professionally and effectively in a team setting both in college and in industry.

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