EE101: Introduction to Electrical Engineering

This document is subject to change without notice. Last updated 16 Aug 2018.

Fall 2018 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 write-ups, including pre-lab: 80%
    • Quiz(s): 20%

Materials required for each lab: Blue or black pen and lab notebook (provided).

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 fx-300ES PLUS. If you have a question on this policy, please come see me.


Basic idea, will evolve over the semester, last updated 16 Aug 2018

Week Date class, lab Topic HW Lab
1 Aug 21, 23 Voltage, Current, Ohm's Law, KVL, KCL HW #1 Lab 0: Meet and Greet and Lecture
2 Aug 28, 30 Series & Parallel Circuits HW #2 Lab 1: Resistors (example lab write-up)
3 Sept 4, 6 Power, Grounds, Nodes, Wire HW #3
HW #3 Sol'n
Wire lecture and demo
4 Sept 11, 13 Norton/Thevenin Theorems HW #4
HW #4 Sol'n
Lab 2: Resistive Circuits
5 Sept 18, 20 Norton/Thevenin Theorems Lab 3: Multisim: Intro
6 Sept 25, 27 Capacitors, RC Circuits HW #5 Lab 4: Multisim & Ultiboard: TinyMatrix
7 Oct 2, 4 Nodal Analysis HW #6
HW #6 Sol'n
Lab 5: Multisim: RC Circuit
8 Oct 9, 11 Review Midterm exam
9 Oct 16, 18 Alternating Current (AC) HW #7 Lab 6: Analog: Intro to Analog Lab
10 Oct 23, 25 Mesh Analysis HW #8 Lab 7: Analog: RC_Circuits
11 Oct 30, Nov 1 Basics of Digital Electronics HW #9 Lab 8: Analog:
12 Nov 6, 8 Basics of Digital Electronics HW #10 Soldering lab
13 Nov 13, 15 Logic Gates, Combinational Logic HW #11 Wire wrapping lab
(Project, example reply)
14 Nov 20, 22 Simplification of Digital Circuits HW #12 No Lab, Thanksgiving
15 Nov 27, 29 HW #13 Lab 9: Multisim: Digital Logic
16 Dec 4, 6 Test review - Lab 10: Digital Logic
17 Sometime
Final Exam
- In Digital Lab
- Bring lab book
- Can have 4x6in note card (see rules)
- Can use basic/scientific calculator
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