| Take home portion of MT3 now available.
| Midterm 2 solutions available here.
| All answers to emailed questions will be added
to the EE40 FAQ from now on. Answer to the
pop quiz also now available.
| Guide to Midterm 2 posted in resources section
(see bottom of page). Booster lab will be up today or tomorrow.
| The simple
bode plot guide and the filter
study have been posted. These should help!
| HW6 is up
| Inductor and Capacitor
Lab 5 (active filter lab) posted below
Somehow the midterm solutions and ind order ODE
guide got unposted. Here they are again.
Lab4 has been postponed until next Tuesday so you
guys aren't battling 30 billion deadlines this week. Lab will be open
from 9 AM to 11 AM and 2 to 5 PM if you want to show up and work on
anything or just ask us questions about Project 2 or homework or
Algorithm Guide to 1st Order ODEs
I've written up a short guide that lays out the steps for solving a 1st
order ODE. This might be helpful for the reading assignment/homeworks.
Get it here
I'd like some feedback from you guys now that we're getting to the
halfway point and you've had plenty of time to absorb the way the class
is being taught and have had a midterm to digest.
This is completely anonymous. I'd like it if
everyone filled this out so I can adjust the way the course is being
conducted. Of course, it's totally optional since I don't even know who
is filling the thing out. You could even fill out the survey hundreds
of times and I would have no idea.
The survey is in two parts:
Thanks everyone, and I hope the semester is going
well for everyone. And for those of you who put it off, get started on
HW #4. This is the best possible advice I can give.
If anyone wants me to help match them in to a Project 2 group, email me
and let me know which section you are in and any preferences you might
have for a group (e.g. willing to work outside of lab, want to do build
something crazy, want to work with a Mandarin speaker, no tall people,
Also, Onur has finished the official project 2
spec and will have it posted soon, but in the meantime, I have attached
it to this email. If you're planning on doing something other than the
official project 2, you don't even really need the spec, because for
you, the spec is "build something cool", subject to our approval. You
can try looking at previous EE40 projects on the web for inspiration.
You are also welcome to find something online which you intend to
build. The only restriction is that there must be a substantial
hardware component, and at least some small amount of design.
Your project should be at least as complex as the
attached project 2 spec. If you want to do this, you must submit to me
by Thursday at 5 PM a writeup explaining your project, parts list, and
a schematic. We will order the parts as soon as your spec is approved
so you can get started.
Talk to Cooper, Onur, or I if you want some input
before submitting a spec.
||There will be a review session in 521 Cory at 5
PM on Wednesday.
I've gotten a large number of emails from people
who were unable to finish the homework over the weekend due to July 4th
travel and a lack of office hours to discuss the homework. I tried to
make it an incremental homework to tackle the office hours problem, but
it seems it wasn't quite enough. Thus, you may optionally submit
your HW3 in class
AT THE BEGINNING OF LECTURE at no penalty. If you take advantage of
this late submission, give me your homework, in person at the beginning
of lecture. If you show up late, your homework will be late. Sorry.
If you turn in your homework late, I can't promise that we'll have a
chance to grade and return the homework to you before the exam.
Solutions will be posted, so I recommend that you make a copy of your
hw so you can compare yourself so you can check your homework yourself.
If you turn in your HW3 by 2 PM today, it will be graded and returned
tomorrow. Anything in the box after 2 PM today will be considered late.
HW3 had a couple of typos. The first was that in
HW 4.a, there should not have been a minus sign in front of the
expression you were trying to find. Then in HW9, the input resistance
should have been 10^6, not just 10. If it was 10, then V_out would not
have been 40V (since the amplifier would only see 1/3rd of the input
voltage, so V_out would have been 13.3V)
||Just a few reminders: No lab on Wednesday. No
reading assignment for Wednesday. Homework #3 due Tuesday at 2 PM.
Midterm on Friday at 12:10 AM, ending at 1:40 sharp. Be on time. You're
allowed one 8.5" x 11" piece of paper, handwritten, both sides. No
calculators. If you're feeling at all behind, get practicing quick, and
|| iClicker Registration: To register your
iClicker, just go to this
link. Then, enter your first name, last name, student ID, and
The remote ID is a sticker on the device. If you
don't have one, let me know.
Your student ID is your first initial, then last name.
For example, if your first name is
Venkatanarasimha, and your last name is Rajuvaripet-Ramakrishnan, your
student id would be VRAJUVARIPET-RAMAKRISHNAN
I used your name as it appears in bspace to
generate the user IDs, so make sure to match that. You aren't required
to register your iClicker, but participating in discussion will earn
you coveted EPA points (see lecture 1 notes if you've forgotten what
Pre-lab grading: Since there is no partial
credit on pre-labs, we will allow you to have 1 or 2 mistakes
(depending on the length of the prelab) without penalty. So for example
on lab 1, we allowed 2 mistakes, so if you got 11 right, you get full
credit for the pre-lab. This should make them less anxiety inducing. We
will not announce the number of allowed mistakes in advance, sorry.
||To be clear, the reading listed on a given day is
the reading you're expected to do for that day. So for example, For
Wednesday, you should read p53-96 and p119-124, and give p125-139 a
look. I know it's a lot, but you don't have any real homework or labs
||Reading assignment for Wednesday now posted.
Don't worry so deeply about following every detail of pages 86-89 and
pages 91-94. If you can do the reading assignment on bspace,
is up as well.
Also, I've created a Google
calendar of important dates. We'll list things as they come up on
this announcements page, but if you want the full schedule (as it
exists right now), this is the place to find it.
||Welcome to EE40 Summer 2010!
More information coming soon!