** 09113/Electrical Engineering (EE)**

The goals of this course are: (1) to introduce basic concepts in Electrical and Computer Engineering in an integrated manner, (2) to demonstrate basic concepts in the context of real applications, and (3) to illustrate a logical way of thinking about problems and their solutions. The course exposes students to the following list of selected topics from Electrical and Computer Engineering: applying basic circuits laws (e.g. Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws, Ohm’s law) to analyze simple circuits that include resistors and sources; using piece wise linear behavioral models of active devices such as transistors, diodes, and Zener diodes for circuit analysis; analyzing basic circuits that include resistors, transistors, and diodes; understanding the operation of logic gates such as AND, OR, NAND, and NOR, and basics of programming microcontrollers.
In the lab the students will analyze and measure simple circuits such as series and parallel connections, work with transistors as switches and build elementary logic gates. They will also design and build autonomous mobile robots that will compete on an obstacle course.
Introduction to modern electronic systems such as telephone networks, television, radio, radar, and computers. Key discoveries such as the vacuum tube, transistor, and laser are covered. The fundamental operating principles are presented in a non-mathematical and historic context. The evolution of these technologies is presented in terms of the need for communication systems and their impact on society.
The goal of this course is to provide the student with both a historical and a contemporary view of science and technology and their interrelationship. Using information about past and present aspects of science and technology, we hope to draw some reasonable conclusions about the future of science and technology.
The practitioners of science are scientists. However, we never refer to the practitioners of technology as technologists, rather, they are always referred to as engineers. Therefore understanding the process of engineering is to understand the process of technological development. The engineer of today is either making an old technology better of developing a new technology. As will be illustrated in the readings, engineering is a human endeavor that has existed since the dawn of human kind. To understand engineering and its roots is to understand and appreciate one of humanity’s greatest assets.
This course considers DC circuits, node and mesh analysis, superposition and Thevenin’s Theorem, as well as AC circuits, phasers, power, electromechanical systems and transient analysis.The laboratory portion of this course allows students to undertake practical applications of the principles discussed in the lecture.
Students will study circuit analysis using frequency domain techniques, Laplace Transforms, Operational amplifiers, elements of semiconductor devices, electronic circuits, and logic circuits. Students will work on practical applications relating primarily to the mechanical engineering discipline.
The practitioners of science are scientists. However, we never refer to the practitioners of technology as technologists, rather, they are always referred to as engineers. Therefore understanding the process of engineering is to understand the process of technological development. The engineer of today is either making an old technology better or developing a new technology. As will be illustrated in the readings, engineering is a human endeavor that has existed since the dawn of human kind. The understand engineering and its roots is to understand and appreciate one of humanity's greatest assets.
This course considers network circuit analysis, dependent voltage sources, source transformation, linearity, Thevenin’s Theorem, theory of inductors, capacitors and impedance, fundamental waveforms, time domain response, and Laplace Transforms. Circuit problems will be solved using the computer-aided circuit analysis program SPICE.
Topics in this course include: sinusoidal analysis, power measurements, three-phase circuits, complex frequency and network functions, resonance, scaling, frequency response, two-port networks, Fourier series and transforms.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0165.Students will learn the fundamentals of making various electrical and electronic measurements: how to use properly various instruments and how to troubleshoot in case of problems. Safety issues will also be studied.
This course covers continuous time signal models, convolution, and superposition integral and impulse response. Students also study Fourier series and periodic signals, Parseval’s theorem, energy spectral density, Fourier transform and filters, discrete time signals, difference equations, Z transforms, and discrete convolution.
Students will study electromagnetic field theory including Coulomb’s Law, Gauss' Law and Faraday’s Law and applications of Poisson’s equations with boundary values, Magnetic flux and the use of Gauss' and Ampere’s Laws. The course will also consider development of Maxwell’s equations and the transmission of plane waves in free space and uniform, homogenous, isotropic media..
This course considers the application of time-harmonic Maxwell’s equations to EM wave propagation, transmission lines, wave guides, antenna, and numerical methods in EM.
Microwave and transmission line laboratory in EM wave propagation.
Students study finite-state machines in process control, assembly language programming of the WDC 65816 16 bit microprocessor and its hardware system implementation. Additional topics include: dynamic RAM read/write and DMA access, hardware interrupts, I/O port addressing, peripheral interface design, microprocessor addressing modes, op codes, and arithmetic computation.
This course is the hardware and software laboratory in microprocessor systems.
Fundamentals of electromechanical energy conversion, electromechanical devices, and systems. Energy stat functions, force-energy relationships, basic transducers, and introduction to AC and DC machines.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0242.Electrical machinery and power laboratory in power generation and transmission.
Students study ideal and non ideal operational amplifier circuits, diodes in nonlinear circuit applications, bipolar junction transistors, field-effect transistors (JFETs), metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs), biasing techniques, gain and bandwidth, the design of amplifiers, and transistors as loads.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0254.
Topics in this course include: number systems, codes, and truth tables, logical hardware devices such as gates, inverters, tristate logic, flip-flops, and latches. The course will also treat digital circuits such as arithmetic units, comparators, code converters, ripple and ring counters, and shift registers, as well as design of combinational and sequential digital circuits. The course will emphasize the use XILINX as a design tool.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0256.Laboratory for Electrical Engineering 0256, Digital Circuit Design.
Topics include: mathematical modeling, transfer functions, systems transfer functions, root locus analysis and design, design analysis in the frequency domain.
This course considers techniques of analog and digital signaling and data communication, amplitude modulation and angle modulation techniques of frequency and phase modulation. Other topics include: digital signaling formats such as pulse code modulation and modulation schemes of amplitude, phase, and frequency shift keying, and detection of digital data communication in the presence of Gaussian noise.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0300.Laboratory for Electronic Engineering 0300, Analog and Digital Communications.
Course topics include: classification of discrete-time signals and systems, Discrete-time Fourier Transforms (DTFT) and Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFT), Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), circular convolution, filter types and classifications, Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters, linear phase FIR filters, Infinite Impulse %Response (IIR) filters, filter structures, all-pass filters, complementary filters, filtering, and DSP algorithm implementation.
Introduction to communication networks, telephone networks, Internet, Ethernet, token ring, FDDI, ATM, wireless LANs, and other related topics. The course will include some programming projects.
This course considers: digital data communication in the presence of noise, Quadrature Amplitude Modulation and Spread Spectrum Modulation, linear, block, cyclic and convolutional codes, as well as multipath and doppler shift in mobile environments. Additional topics include: cellular, wireless, and code division multiple access communication.
This course studies Verilog hardware description language and its applications to digital hardware system design, as well as synchronous and asynchronous events and multitasking in the design of computational and data communication processors. The course will also consider computer-aided-design software and hardware description language compilers.
Analysis and design of control systems using state variable techniques, including discrete and continuous state variable analysis, linear vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenevectors, controllability, observability, stability, state feedback design, and observer design.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0350.Experimentation on selected topics in Modern Control Theory.
This course emphasizes solving software design problems as well as advanced study of electronic devices and their application to linear, non-linear, and digital circuits. Further topics include: transistors, FET’s filters, oscillators, amplifiers, A/D, D/A, some integrated circuits, and VLSI systems.
This course introduces the hierarchical design methodology of VLSI and the study of basic logic elements and design methods in MOS and CMOS, as well as the physics of MOS devices and the fabrication process. Design rules and computation of circuit parameters from layout, and system level design are further topics.
Subjects for this course include: discrete data and digital control systems, signal conversions and processing, the Z transform and state variable techniques applied to digital control system, time and frequency domain analysis techniques, stability of digital control systems, controllability, observability. The course also considers principles of design of digital control systems, including computer control.
With the departmental chairperson's approval, students may complete a regular course during semesters the course is not offered in order to meet prerequisite or graduation requirements . An instructor supervises the student.
Project assigned with the approval of the department chairperson and conducted under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. |