Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course is an essential stepping stone in the path of an electrical engineer. You will be challenged and Dr. Gad takes his time to truly make you understand the importance of electronics (after all, they're all around us!) As I am completing my undergrad, this particular course has disciplined me to become an avid learner and someone who continuously seeks knowledge. Many students get to this course and feel it is too difficult for its level. I assure you, if you put in the work required for this course, you WILL not only use the content learned from it, but you will also carry along a vital mentality to your other courses.
This course is an introductory course to the world of electronics. This includes laptops, smart phones, watches, processors, computers, and many other devices around us. The course takes an atomic view of the some of the "stuff" which makes up our electronics. You will learn about BJT (bipolar junction transistors), NMOS, PMOS, and CMOS transistors and all the glory of how these pieces make up that pesky dependent source you always saw in theory but never in the lab. You will learn about the makings of electronics, how to decide between certain parts, how to optimize on your design, how to think critically about your design, and the discipline required in design.
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Advice for students:
Do not fall behind! This course is fast paced and is for the curious student. It is very interesting, and should be approached with the mentality that you will learn something useful and applicable. Study hard, do the assignments, and do not fall behind! You MUST dedicate a few efficient and effective hours per week. If you do that, you will surely gain an interest in the world of electronics (keep in mind this is just an introductory course.. you can go on to electronics II and III).