EE111Lect2EEcurriculum05-07_Oct06

EE111Lect2EEcurriculum05-07_Oct06 - Overview of EE Dept...

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Overview of EE Dept Curriculum • Background courses – Calculus and physics • Basic EE skill set – DC/AC circuits, signals/systems, semiconductor physics, computer HW/SW, digital circuits, control systems, electromagnetics • Specialty EE areas – Communications, computers, signal processing, electronics, semiconductors, control systems, power systems • Project courses – Analog design, senior seminar, senior project • General education • FE/EIT Exam – Professional licensure
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EE Curriculum Flowchart
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Background Courses • The language of math, science, and engineering •M a t h – Calculus: derivatives, integrals, infinite series, vector calculus – Differential equations, linear algebra •P h y s i c s – classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism • Engineering support courses – Engineering, math, physics, and science support courses
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Math Courses: Example Applications Derivatives : voltage V(t) across an inductor, current I(t) through a capacitor, infinite series derivation, circuit responses (step vs. impulse) Derivatives of Trig functions : V(t), I(t) = trig functions Integrals : moment of inertia/mass centroid, areas and volumes, voltage/current responses, average and effective (rms) voltages/currents Infinite series : equivalent series expressions, small argument approximations, loan payments, closed-form expressions Vector calculus : electromagnetics, RF/wireless and antenna sys Differential equations : voltages/currents in circuits, fields in wireless systems, harmonic motion (pendulums, spring-mass sys) Linear algebra : circuit analysis, control system definition, coordinate transformations
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Physics Courses: Example Applications Classical mechanics : projectile motion, friction, Coriolis force, linear and rotational motion, mass and moment of inertia, work and energy Thermodynamics : relation between pressure, volume, and temperature in materials, refrigeration and heating systems Electricity and magnetism : calculation of fields and their effects on charged particles, capacitance and inductance: effect on circuit currents/voltages
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Engineering Support Courses: Example Applications Vector statics/dynamics : analysis of forces on structures, linear/rotational motion, centroids, moment of inertia, static and dynamic systems Manufacturing systems and operations research
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course EE 100 taught by Professor All during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly.

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