BME 22201/ 3 Cr.
The foundations of basic circuit theory are introduced including voltage-current characteristics of resistive and reactive elements, Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws, equivalent sources, transformations and superposition, transient response, instantaneous and average power, AC impedance, dynamic response of first and second order systems.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
P: PHYS 25100, ENGR 29700. C: MATH 26600.
Circuits, Signals, and Systems for Bioengineers. J. Semmlow. 2005. ISBN 0120884933
Medical Physiology. W. Boron and E. Boulpaep. 2nd Edition. ISBN 9781416031154
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Solve problems using basic principles, conventions, and procedures involving voltages, currents, and power.
- Describe the current-voltage relationships for resistors, capacitors, and inductors.
- Solve problems using Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law and Kirchhoff’s Current Law.
- Solve problems using basic techniques such as current division, voltage division, node voltage analysis, mesh analysis, and superposition.
- Solve biological/physiology measurement problems based on impedance characteristics of tissues/cells.
- Determine the transient and steady state responses of first-order RL and RC circuits and second-order RLC circuits.
- Determine the steady state response to sinusoidal inputs and work in the phasor domain.
- Analyze circuits that use operational amplifiers. 
- Understand the basic concepts of making measurements from living systems including special electrodes at the electrode/tissue/cell interface. 
- Understand the basic concepts of passive and active analog filters for signal conditioning of physiological measurements, including passive RLC filters. 
Brief list of topics to be covered:
Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws applied to biomeasurements
Transformation and superposition
Resistive and reactive elements
Instantaneous and average power