EE120: Computer Tools in ECE

Computer Tools is a first semester introduction to designing, building, and analyzing electrical circuits with the aid of Matlab and Spice circuit simulation. Matlab will be used for basic scalar and matrix computations involving circuit behavior, graphical display of circuit variables, and as a programming language. Spice will be used to analyze both static DC operating points and time-varying circuit behavior. Concepts will be reinforced with physical circuits students will design, build, and analyze using lab equipment, Matlab and Spice. (1 lecture, 2 lab, 2 credits)


Lecture Schedule

In the following table, the lab problems are due at Taps, outside the door of my office in NEB620.

Lab partners, that change for every lab, are listed here.  See syllabus for policies if lab parner is no longer enrolled, for not using assigned lab partner, and for not obtaining HR signatures on lab reports.

# Date Readings Handouts /Problems Due
1, 2 27, 29 Aug Introduction, Chapter 1 to Pro Tip Syllabus, VMI-specific textbook additions Chapter 1
3,4 3,5 Sep Chapter 1 remaining printed solutions due Fri 6 Sep taps
5,6 10,12 Chapter 2 to Pro Tip  
7,8 17, 19 Chapter 2 remaining printed solutions due Fri 20 Sep taps
9,10 24, 26 Chapter 3 to Pro Tip  
11,12 1, 3 Oct Chapter 3 remaining printed solutions due Fri 4 Oct taps
13,14 8, 10 Chapter 4 to Pro Tip  
15,16 15, 17 Chapter 4 remaining emailed solutions due Fri 18 Oct taps
Optional format checker for your lab 4 solutions here (right-click to save; instructions for use in the Instructions for lab pdf below)
Instructions for lab 4,5 submission
17,18 22, 24 Chapter 5 to Pro Tip  
19,20 28, 31 Chapter 5 remaining emailed solutions due Fri 1 Nov taps
Optional for checker for your lab 5 solutions here (right-click to save); instructions for use in the Instructions for lab pdf below)
Instructions for lab4,5 submission
21,22 5, 7 Nov Chapter 6 to Pro Tip  
23,24 14 Chapter 6 Q&A  
25 19, 21 Chapter 6 remaining printed solutions due Fri 22 Nov taps
26,27 3, 5 Dec Matlab review Review lab
28 10 Dec Administration  
    Final exam - Section 01: 16 Dec, 0830-1130
Final exam - Section 02: 18 Dec, 1400-1700