EECS16B, Designing Information Devices and Systems II

Summer 2022

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Week Date Lecture Topic Section Lab Homework
06/20 Mo Lab 1: Tinkercad Intro

Homework 01
(Due 06/27 Mo)

06/21 Tu Computing: Transistors and Logic Section 01B (Tue)

06/22 We Computing: Transient Analysis, Intro to Differential Equations Section 01C (Wed)

06/23 Th Signal Processing by Circuits: First-order Circuits, General Scalar Differential Equations Section 01D (Thu)

06/27 Mo Signal Processing by Circuits: First-order Circuits with Continuous Inputs, General Solutions to Continuous Inputs Section 02A (Mon)

Lab 2: DAC/ADC / Lab 3: Motor Drivers + Regulators

Homework 02
(Due 07/03 Su)

06/28 Tu Signal Processing by Circuits: Second-order Circuits, Vector Differential Equations Section 02B (Tue)

06/29 We Signal Processing by Circuits: Diagonalization to Solve VDEs and Intro to Inductors Section 02C (Wed)

06/30 Th Signal Processing by Circuits: Inductors, RLC Circuits, 2nd Order Diff Equations with Complex Eigenvalues Section 02D (Thu)

07/04 Mo Lab 4: Color Organ Part 1 (LP/HP)

Homework 03
(Due 07/10 Su)

07/05 Tu Signal Processing by Circuits: Phasors Section 03B (Tue)

07/06 We Signal Processing: Frequency Response of RLC Circuits, Bode Plots Section 03C (Wed)

07/07 Th Signal Processing: Frequency Response of RLC Circuits and Applications Section 03D (Thu)

07/11 Mo Robotics: Control in Discrete-Time, Basic Concepts and System ID Section 04A (Mon)

Lab 5: Color Organ Part 2 / Lab 6: System ID / Lab Report Part 1

Homework 04
(Due 07/17 Su)

07/12 Tu Robotics: System Identification and Stability Section 04B (Tue)

07/13 We Robotics: Stability Section 04C (Wed)

07/14 Th Robotics: Feedback Stabilization, CCF Section 04D (Thu)

MT, July 18, 7-9 PM PST
07/18 Mo Robotics: Controllability Section 05A (Mon)

Lab 7: Controls

Homework 05
(Due 07/24 Su)

07/19 Tu Learning: Gram-Schmidt Section 05B (Tue)

07/20 We Robotics: Stability Continued -- Upper Triangularization Section 05C (Wed)

07/21 Th Robotics: Stability Continued -- Upper Triangularization Section 05D (Thu)

07/25 Mo Learning: Upper Triangularization Continued, Introducing the Spectral Theorem Section 06A (Mon)

Lab 8: Turning + Word Data Collection / Lab 9A: SVD/PCA + Launchpad Classification

Homework 06
(Due 07/31 Su)

07/26 Tu Robotics and Learning: Minimum-Energy Solutions Section 06B (Tue)

07/27 We Learning: SVD Section 06C (Wed)

07/28 Th Learning: SVD Section 06D (Thu)

08/01 Mo Learning: Applications of SVD Section 07A (Mon)

Lab 9B: SVD/PCA + Launchpad Classification / Lab 10: Project Integration

Homework 07
(Due 08/07 Su)

08/02 Tu Learning: PCA Section 07B (Tue)

08/03 We Linearization for Control Section 07C (Wed)

08/04 Th Linearization for Control Section 07D (Thu)

Final, Aug 11, 6-9 PM PST
08/08 Mo Complex Inner Products Section 08A (Mon)

Lab Report Part 2

Optional Problems (Finals Prep)

08/09 Tu Circuits Review Section 08B (Tue)

08/10 We Controls Review Section 08C (Wed)

08/11 Th Final Exam


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Fall 2019

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Past Exams

Past exams vary in scope from semester to semester, and may include topics that are not in scope for the current semester or module. Unavailable exams are indicated by N/A. In-scope topics for the current semester will be posted on Piazza about a week before the corresponding exam.
Exams with a gray background are from a time when circuits were taught differently. Exams with an orange background are multiple-choice format exams from pandemic semesters.

Semester Midterm 1 Midterm 2 Final Other
sp22 pdf, sol N/A N/A
fa21 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
sp21 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
su20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
sp20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
fa19 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
sp19 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
fa18 pdf, sol pdf, sol N/A
sp18 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa17 pdf, sol sol N/A
sp17 pdf, sol pdf, sol N/A
fa16 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
sp16 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol


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