EE40 Fall 2006 - Announcements & Course Info
- Here are some statistics on final grades:
- A: 36 (incliding + and -)
- B: 58
- C: 33
- D: 10
- F: 2
- Final exam solutions have been posted on the Homeworks page and can be found here.
- The mean for the final exam was 263, with a standard deviation of 56.5. Grades should be entered into Bearfacts by Monday, and will be available on the site shortly after.
- A fourth reading on small signal has been posted on the Links page.
- The final review session will be held on Monday, 12/11 from 10am-12pm in 10 Evans.
- Homework 11 solutions have been posted.
- The final exam for EE40 will be held from 8am-11am on Tuesday, 12/12 in 220 Hearst Gym. DSP students should come to 253M Cory at 8am. The exam is closed book, and you are allowed 4 sheets of notes (single sided).
- Midterm 3 solutions have been posted on the Homeworks page. You can also find them here.
- Midterm 3 regrades are due by Wednesday 12/6 - please submit them to a TA during lecture or office hours with a note specifying your concerns.
- Homework 11 has been posted and is available on the Homeworks page. You can also click here. This assignment is due Wednesday 12/6 at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- Midterm 3 has been graded and will be available to you from your discussion section TA's. The mean was 75/100, with a standard deviation of 16.
- Abhinav's Wednesday 11/29 section has not been cancelled. However, all other sections and office hours have been cancelled for Wednesday.
- Some notes from Abhinav's section have been posted on the links page, covering diodes and semiconductor physics.
- An announcement email has been sent out with information regarding Midterm 3. Please make sure you know the following:
- Midterm 3 will take place from 10:10-11am on Wednesday 11/29.
- Last names from S to Z meet in 277 Cory Hall.
- Last names from A to R meet in 10 Evans.
- DSP students should report to 253M Cory at 10:00am on 11/29.
- There is no homework due this week.
- There are no labs Monday through Wednesday, but Thursday and Friday labs will be held this week.
- Midterm 3 covers until 11/22, including supplementary notes and reading material in the text on related subjects.
- Rules for Midterm 3 are as follows:
- The exam is closed book, and one page of single sided notes is allowed in addition to your notes from midterms 1 and 2 (3 pages total).
- No electronic devices are allowed.
- Show all your steps in order to get full credit.
- Remember to box your answers, and keep track of units.
- The Midterm 3 review session will be held in 10 Evans, Monday 11/27. The review will take place from 6-8pm.
- Homework 10 solutions have been posted.
- Please stay tuned for midterm review information and midterm room information.
- A correction has been made to the homework 9 solutions problem #6, which previously used a different diode model from that specified in the problem. The corrected solutions have replaced the old ones.
- The guidelines for the creative portion of the project have been posted on the labs page. Please note that the infrared circuit is part of the main lab and should be done in the basic report.
- Homework 9 Solutions have been posted.
- There has been a correction to homework 10 in the last problem, part C. The p-doped region charge density has been modified. The modified file is available online, and should read -8mC/cm.
- Homework 10 has been posted on the Homeworks page. It is due Wednesday 11/22 at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- A third supplementary notes section on device physics has been posted on the Links page, along with chapters 2 and 3 of Howe & Sodini's book on analog circuits. To access chapters 2 and 3, please refer to your email for a working username and password.
- The final project lab guide has been posted on the Labs page. Updates including the guidelines for the creative portion of the lab will be posted shortly.
- Homework 8 solutions have been posted.
- Homework 9 has been posted and is available on the Homeworks page. It is due Wednesday 11/15 at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- Please note the earlier (11/3/06) modification to homework 8 - do problem 10.17, do not do problem 10.24. The file has been updated to reflect the change.
- Lab 7 has been posted and is available on the Labs page. This lab covers diodes.
- Be sure to pick up your Midterm 2's - if you would like a regrade on midterm 2 it must be submitted by Wednesday in either office hours or class. The midterms can be picked up in any discussion TA office hours.
- There is no lab this Friday due to a public holiday - students in Jia's and Abhinav's Friday labs are encouraged to attend another lab this week, or a bonus session led by Jia this Wednesday 11/8 from 5-8pm. If you must make up your lab during the following week, please send Isaac and your lab TA an email notification.
- Homework 8 has been slightly modified to account for no coverage of Zener diodes before its due date. Please make sure you have the updated version online - Exercise 10.24 has been removed and Exercise 10.17 has been added in its place. The due date has not been changed.
- Homework 8 has been posted and is available on the Homeworks page or here. The assignment is due on Wednesday, November 8th at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- Homework 7 solutions have been posted on the Homeworks page. You may also find them by clicking here.
- A second reader has been posted in the links section with helpful information on diodes. Find it here.
- Lab 6 has been posted on the Labs page. This lab may be slightly longer than past labs, so be sure that you read the guide and complete the prelab before coming to the lab session.
- Please take note that for labs 6 and 7, all reports must be submitted individually. Students will still work in teams of 2, but each must write his own report.
- Midterm 2 solutions have been posted. They can be found here or on the Homeworks page.
- Statistics for Midterm 2: Mean:78.1 SD:18.8
- The course schedule has been updated recently. You can find the new schedule here.
- Homework 7 has been posted and is available on the Homeworks page. It is due Wednesday, November 1st at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- Homework 5 solutions have been modified to reflect the assignment. The new file is available on the Homeworks page.
- Solutions to the quiz have been posted on the Homeworks page. They can be found here.
- Professor Chang-Hasnain will be holding special office hours this Friday 10/20 from 11-1pm. She will be holding Monday's normal office hours, and office hours and discussions on Wednesday 10/25 have been cancelled.
- Homework 6 solutions have been posted on the Homeworks page.
- It has been mentioned that the Homework 5 solutions do not completely match the assignment. This issue is currently being resolved.
- There will be a quiz in class on Friday, 10/20. This quiz will test knowledge of concepts from Chapter 6 of Hambley. The quiz will be closed book with a single note sheet.
- REMINDER: Midterm 2 will be held in class on Wednesday, 10/25.
- People whose last names start with L to R must meet in 277 Cory Hall.
- People whose last names start with A to K or S to Z meet in 10 Evans.
- The Midterm 2 review will be held Monday 10/23 in 10 Evans from 6-8pm.
- Midterm 2 will cover until slide 266, lecture on 10/18, Supplementary Notes 1, and all relevant content in Hambley.
- Homework 5 solutions have been posted on the Homeworks page.
- There will be no lab for the next two weeks (the weeks of Oct. 16 and Oct. 23). Lab will resume the week following Midterm 2.
- Homework 6 has been posted on the Homeworks page. It is due Wednesday 10/18 at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- The links page has been updated with a link to a useful supplementary reader on Bode plots, load line analysis, diodes, and device physics.
- Lab 5 has been posted. Beware that the lab guide and report were last updated just past midnight on October 9th. Please check to make sure that you have the proper version (if you happened to print it). The prelab has not been changed.
- Homework 4 solutions have been posted on the Homeworks page.
- Homework 5 has been posted, and is available on the Homeworks page. It is due Wednesday 10/11 at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- Midterm solutions are now availabe on the Homeworks page.
- To work more logically with your independent solutions submission, the midterm regrade deadline has been extended to Wednesday at the end of lecture. You may bring midterms to Monday or Wednesday lecture, or Tim's or Isaac's Tuesday office hours to submit a request.
- By request a copy of the exam has been posted online, in the Homeworks page.
- Lab 4's prelab, guide and report have been posted on the Labs page.
- The midterm statistics are up on the Homeworks page (mean 66.7 SD 21.2). You may submit your own solution to the midterm as homework on Wednesday 10/4 in addition to Homework 4 for a bonus 1% of course credit returned.
- The midterm solutions have been removed as a result, and will be reposted next Wednesday.
- You may submit your midterm for a regrade. Keep in mind that your midterm will be completely regraded, and there is no guarantee you will end up with your current score or higher. If you would like to have your midterm regraded, please submit it along with a cover page outlining your concerns by the end of lecture on Monday to Tim.
- Homework 4 has been posted on the Homeworks page. It is due 10/4 at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- Midterm 1 solutions have been posted on the Homeworks page. The statistics will be posted shortly, and the exams should be returned on Friday in class.
- Homework 3 solutions have been posted, available on the Homeworks page.
- Some reminders for the coming week:
- Midterm 1 is this Wednesday, 9/27, from 10:10am-11:00am.
- Students whose last names start with letters from A to K must go to 277 Cory Hall.
- Students whose last names start with letters from L to Z must go to 10 Evans Hall.
- A midterm 1 review session will be held from 6-8pm on Monday 9/25 in 10 Evans.
- Please remember there will be no labs or homework due during the midterm exam week.
- Additional details: the midterm will cover until slide 155 and the lecture on Wednesday 9/20.
- The professor will be holding special office hours from 12-2pm on Friday 9/22. The professor will not be available for office hours next week, however TA office hours will be held.
- Lab 3 has been posted. Please check the lab page for all relevant information.
- There have been a number of changes to the scheduling for the course. They are listed below:
- Isaac is now running the Tuesday 5-8pm lab.
- Abhinav is now taking over the Wednesday 1-2pm discussion.
- Tim's office hours on Tuesday have been moved up 1 hour to 3-4pm.
- Isaac's office hours on Tuesday have been moved up 1 hour to 4-5pm.
- Homework 2 solutions have been posted, and are available on the Homeworks page.
- There was a typo regarding the Homework 3 due date, it is still due on Wednesday (the 20th, *not* the 21st).
- Homework 3 has now been posted. The file can be found on the Homeworks page.
- The lecture notes for this semester have been posted on the Lectures page.
- Lab 2 has now been posted. The files (lab, prelab, guide) can be found on the Labs page.
- Please remember Professor Chang-Hasnain's Monday 1-2 office hours have been moved to Tuesday 9/12 from 1-2 due to a scheduling conflict.
- Office hours for Henry, Abhinav and Isaac have been moved to 382 Cory. Please be sure to check the GSI Info page for updated information.
- Homework 2 has now been posted! The file can be downloaded on the Homeworks page. This second assignment is due Wednesday 9/13 at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- Homework 1 solutions are now ready for viewing on the Homeworks page.
- Professor Chang-Hasnain is currently out of town, and will not be holding office hours this week.
In addition, the professor's office hours on Monday 9/11 have been moved to Tuesday 9/12 from 1-2pm due to a scheduling conflict.
- The GSI information page has been updated with some changes. In particular, Isaac's W11-12 office hour has been moved to 2-3, and Yu's office hours have been added. In addition, Henry's office hours will be held in 283 Cory rather than the 140AB lab.
- Some additional changes: Kevin's office hours have been moved to 1-2 on Thursday, and office hours for Michael and Tim will be held in 382 Cory rather than 297 Cory.
- The GSI info page has been uploaded, with email contact information, and assigned discussion sections, lab sections, and office hours.
- Please remember that there is NO LECTURES THE SECOND WEEK OF CLASS (Sept 5th-Sept 8th).
The lectures were prerecorded today (Sept 1st), and will be available here.
- In addition, Professor Chang-Hasnain will not be holding office hours on Wed. Sept 6th.
- Homework 1 has been posted, due Wednesday 9/6 at 5pm in 240 Cory.
- Experiment 1 for the lab has been posted. Please remember to finish all prelabs before your lab period! Failure to turn in your prelab by 20 after the hour (whether you are late or not) will result in a deduction of 20% off your prelab score.
- There will be a "Best Lecture Notes" contest, due at 263M by 5pm, 12/15. The winner receives a 2% bonus to their grade!
- Two handouts received in class on Monday have been posted, a Course Overview, and a Course Schedule.
- There will be NO LAB OR DISCUSSION SESSIONS THE FIRST WEEK! (Aug 28th-Sept 1st).
Discussion and Laboratory sections begin 9/5/06.
- The EE40 Spring 2006 website is now up. Check here often for announcements.
(Message board for homework/lab questions will be up and running within the next couple days)
- Official Course Syllabus posted on main page (scroll down to view it).
- There is a reader available for the course containing useful notes. The reader will be available for purchase at Copy Central on Hearst Ave. (near Euclid).
Instructor: Prof. Connie Chang-Hasnain
Office: 263M Cory Hall
Office hours: Mon 1:00p-2:00p, Wed 12:00p-1:00
Phone: (510) 642-4315
Class Times: MWF 10:00a-11:00a, 10 Evans
The course begins with models for circuits, their analysis using node and mesh techniques based on Kirchhoff's laws, and equivalent circuits. Capacitors and inductors and the transisent analysis of signals associated with them are then considered. This includes sources of delay and power consumption in digital circuits. In the sixth week complex numbers (phasors) are introduced to both efficiently represent sinusoidal signals and analyze the frequency response of circuits. The design of circuits using very high-gain operational-amplifiers is then considered. The operation of semiconductor diode and MOSFET devices are overviewed and simple circuit models for them are used to analyze their usefulness in basic applications. Basic concepts from logic circuits including simple synthesis, timing diagrams, glitching, and circuits for latches and clocks are described. Near the end of the course the more challenging mathematics of 2nd order circuit response and total (transient plus forded solutions) are briefly treated. The last topic is a survey of microfabrication and nano technology.
Textbook: Electrical Engineering Principles and Applications, Allen R. Hambley, 3rd Edition, 2004 Prentice Hall.
It is on reserve in Engineering Library.
Prerequisites: Math 1B and Physics 7B or equivalent
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour of discussion [4 Units].
Examples will be the main focus of the discussion sections. You may attend any and all of the discussion sections, just get permission from one of the TA's first. We just want to avoid overcrowding of discussion sections. Regular attendance at one discussion section will assure that you have seen examples of all the problem types you can expect on the homework assignments and exams).
- There will be 11 Labs. The weekly laboratory illustrates the concepts with actual devices. There are seven structured experiments and a four-week project. The 7 lab reports need to be finished at the end of your session.
- There will be 12 sets. Assignments will be posted on line on Wednesdays.
- They are due 7 days later on Wednesday at 5 PM in 240 Cory.
- Grading is based on independent work and is used to give you feedback on your degree of mastery.
- Homework is returned to the discussion section of your choice. - You need to indicate your discussion session on each of your HW along with your name.
Three 60-min midterms (W9/27, W10/25, W11/29, room TBA) and one 3-hr final exam (12/12/06, room TBA).
All exams are closed book with cheat sheets.
- Weekly homeworks (11 total): 11%
- Labs: 15%
- Midterms (3 total): 13% each
- Final: 35%