EE120: Computer Tools in ECE

Computer Tools is a first semester introduction to designing, building, and analyzing electrical circuits with the aid of Matlab and Spice circuit simulation. Matlab will be used for basic scalar and matrix computations involving circuit behavior, graphical display of circuit variables, and as a programming language. Spice will be used to analyze both static DC operating points and time-varying circuit behavior. Concepts will be reinforced with physical circuits students will design, build, and analyze using lab equipment, Matlab and Spice. (1 lecture, 2 lab, 2 credits)


Lecture Schedule

In the following table, the lab problems are due at Taps, outside the door of my office in NEB620.

Lab partners for each lab are listed here.

# Date Readings Handouts /Problems Due
1 31 Aug Introduction Syllabus, VMI-specific textbook additions
2,3 5,7 Sep Chapter 1 to Pro Tip Chapter 1
4,5 12,14 Chapter 1 remaining printed solutions due Fri 15 Sep taps
6,7 19,21 Chapter 2 to Pro Tip Chapter 2
8,9 26,28 Chapter 2 remaining printed solutions due Fri 29 Sep taps
10,11 3,5 Oct Chapter 3 to Pro Tip Chapter 3
12,13 10,12 Chapter 3 remaining printed solutions due Fri 13 Oct taps
14,15 17,19 Chapter 4 to Pro Tip Chapter 4
16,17 24,26 Chapter 4 remaining emailed solutions due Fri 27 Oct taps
follow the instructions on the last page here
18,19 31,2 Nov Chapter 5 to Pro Tip Chapter 5
20,21 7,9 Chapter 5 remaining emailed solutions due Fri 17 Nov taps
follow the instructions on the last page here
22,23 14,16 Chapter 4/5 review Thanksgiving lab review
Remember to email Lab 5 before you depart on leave.
24,25 28,30 Chapter 6 to Pro Tip Chapter 6
26,27 5,7 Dec Chapter 6 remaining printed solutions due Fri 8 Dec taps
28 12 Dec Administration