Course descriptions

Below is a list of all the electrical engineering classes offered. Following each link will take you expanded information about the class.

EE101, Intro to electrical engineering

No: EE101 & EE101L
Title: Introduction to Electrical Engineering, and Lab
Credits: 2
Structure/Schedule: One 75-minute lecture per week, one three-hour laboratory session per week

Designation: Required

Prerequisites: None

Math 103 College Algebra
EE 101 & EE 101 are co-requisites of each other

Catalog Description: A broad overview of electrical engineering, including an introduction to analog and digital circuitry. Practical exercises using the EE department's computer-based applications software and lab equipment.

Topics Covered:
• Basic analog circuit theory including voltage, current, resistance
• Basic analog circuit analysis including Ohm's law, Kirchoff's laws, conservation of power, resistor network reduction
• Capacitors and simple RC circuits
• Building a TTL function generator with a 555 timer
• Basic intro to diodes and operational amplifiers
• Thevenin & Norton equivalent circuits
• Sinusoidal signals and equations
• Basic digital circuit theory including binary and hex counting systems, truth tables, boolean functions, logic diagrams, Karnaugh map reduction, logic IC chips, system design
• Introduction to sequential logic and timing diagrams

Textbook: (Optional) Electronics, 2nd edition, David Crecraft & David Gorham, CRC Press, 2003

Computer usage: In-lab use of P-Spice circuit design/analysis/simulation software

Past course web sites:
Fall 2012
Fall 2011
Fall 2010
Spring 2010
Fall 2009