EE101: Introduction to Electrical Engineering
This document is subject to change without notice. Last updated 8 Aug 2017.
Fall 2017 Syllabus
Class time & place: Workman 113, Tuesday 11am-12:15pm
Lab time & place: Workman 116, Thursday 11am-2pm or Friday 2-5pm
Office hours: TR: 10-11am, or anytime my office door is open
Help sessions: MTWR 5-8pm in Workman Center 116 (subject to change), link to Digital Lab schedule
Course description: A broad overview of electrical engineering, including an introduction to analog and digital circuitry. In addition, practical exercises are undertaken using the EE department's computer-based applications and lab equipment.
Corequisite: MATH 103
Place in curriculum: Course for both majors and non-majors.
Course learning objectives: Gain hands-on knowledge, practice laboratory skills, gain experience with basic electrical components, learn good documentation habits and have fun!
Grading: Each component is graded individually and corresponds to 50% of the final grade. Both components must be passed individually in order to receive a passing grade for the course.
Materials required for each lab: Blue or black pen and lab notebook (provided).
Textbook (optional: a handy reference though no homework will come out of it): Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk, ISBN: 0071771336 / 9780071771337, errata found on publisher's website here. Or Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk, ISBN: 1259587541 / 9781259587542.
Classroom electronics policy: Hand taken notes strongly recommended. No cell phones, tablets, or laptops may be used during class time with the exception of tablet based note taking. Only basic/scientific calculators will be allowed on quizzes and tests. A calculator with easy to use fraction capabilities is recommended, such as the TI-30XS Multiview or Casio fx-300ES PLUS. If you have a question on this policy, please come see me.
Basic idea, will evolve over the semester, last updated 8 Aug 2017
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