EE101: Introduction to Electrical Engineering

This document is subject to change without notice. Last updated 10 Jan 2019.

Spring 2019 Syllabus

Instructor: Chris Pauli, email:, office: Workman 179, phone: 575-835-5695, website:

Class time & place: Workman 116, Tuesday 11am-12:15pm

Lab time & place: Workman 116, Thursday 11am-2pm

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.

  • Class component:
    • Homework: 40%
    • Quizzes: 20%
    • Midterm exam: 20%
    • Final exam: 20%
  • Lab component:
    • Lab worksheets or equiv., including pre-lab: 80%
    • Quiz(s): 20%

Materials required for each lab: Pencil and a good attitude!

Textbook: None

Classroom electronics policy: Hand taken notes strongly recommended. No cell phones, tablets, or laptops may not 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 11 Mar 2019

Week Date class, lab Topic HW Lab
1 Jan 15, 17 Voltage, Current, Ohm's Law HW #1 Lab 0: Meet and Greet and Lecture
2 Jan 22, 24 Series & Parallel Circuits, KVL, KCL HW #2 Lab 1: Resistors
3 Jan 29, 31 Power, Grounds, Nodes, Wire HW #3 Lab 2: Resistive Circuits (Prelab)
4 Feb 5, 7 Norton/Thevenin Theorems HW #4 Lab 3: Multisim: Intro (Prelab) (Lab)
5 Feb 12, 14 Norton/Thevenin Theorems Lab 4: TinyMatrix (No Pre-Lab) (Lab)
6 Feb 19, 21 Capacitors, RC Circuits HW #5 Lab 5: Multisim: RC Circuit (Prelab) (Lab)
7 Feb 26, 28 Alternating Current (AC) HW #6 Lab 6: MATLAB: AC Signals (Prelab) (Lab) (listings)
8 Mar 5, 7 Review Midterm exam
(Can have hand written, single sided 3x5in note card)
9 Mar 12, 14 Nodal Analysis/Mesh Analysis HW #7 Lab 7: Intro to Analog Lab (Prelab) (Lab)
10 Mar 19, 21 Spring break No lab
11 Mar 26, 28 Basics of Digital Electronics HW #8 Lab 8: Analog: RC Circuits (Prelab)
12 Apr 2, 4 Logic Gates, Combinational Logic HW #9 Soldering lab
13 Apr 9, 11 Simplification of Digital Circuits HW #10 Wire wrapping lab
14 Apr 16, 18 Review of circuit tools HW #11 Lab 9: Multisim: Digital Logic (Prelab) (Lab)
15 Apr 23, 25 Review of other things Lab 10: Digital Logic (Prelab) (Lab)
16 Apr 30 Review of everything and anything! - -
17 May 6 @ 1:30 Final Exam
- In Digital Lab
- Can have 3x5in note card
  (1-side, hand written, turn in with test)
- Can use basic/scientific calculator
- -

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