Electrical Engineering

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Upper LevelCourse Description
Advanced Engineering Math Survey of advanced mathematics topics needed in the study of engineering. Topics include vector differential calculus, vector integral calculus, integral theorems, complex variables, complex integration, series, residues and numerical methods. Examples are provided from microelectronics and communications 
Applied Linear Algebra Matrices, vectors, linear systems of equations, Gauss-Jordan elimination, LU factorization and rank. Determinants and solutions of linear systems. Vector spaces, linear dependence/independence, basis, and change of basis. Linear transformations and matrix representation; similarity. Scalar products, orthogonality, Gram-Schmidt process, and QR factorization. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization. Problem solving using MATLAB. 
Communications Systems & Lab Fundamentals of communications systems. Review of probability theory and Fourier transforms. Filtering and noise. Modulation and demodulation techniques, including amplitude, phase, and pulse code. Time division multiplexing.  
Digital Circuits Boolean logic. Design and analysis of combinational logic circuits using SSI and MSI. Design and analysis of synchronous state machines. State minimization and assignment. Design of arithmetic circuits: adders, multipliers and shifters. 
Electrical Network Analysis & Lab  Analysis and design of RC, RL, and RLC electrical networks. Sinusoidal steady state analysis of passive networks using phasor representation; mesh and nodal analysis. Introduction to the concept of impulse response and frequency analysis using the Laplace transform. 
Electromagnetic Engineering  Introduction to the general characteristics of wave propagation. Physical interpretation of Maxwells equations. Propagation of plane electromagnetic waves and energy. Transmission lines. Antenna fundamentals.  
Electronic Circuits & Lab  Large-signal and small-signal characteristics of diodes, BJT and MOSFET transistors. Analysis of circuits containing diodes. Analysis of the DC and small-signal characteristics of single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers. Analysis of circuits with an operational amplifier as a black box. Introduction of high-frequency models of BJT and MOSFET transistors and methods to analyze amplifier frequency response. 
Electronic Devices & Lab Theory and application of solid state electronic devices. Physical principles of carrier motion in semiconductors leading to operating principles and circuit models for diodes, bipolar transistors, and field effect transistors. Introduction to integrated circuits. 
Electronic Materials Foundations of materials properties for electronic, optical and magnetic applications. Electrical and Thermal Conduction, Elementary Quantum Physics, Modern Theory of Solids, Semiconductors and Devides, Dielectrics, Magnetic and Optical Materials properties. 
Fields & Waves Study of electromagnetic wave propagation beginning with Maxwell's equations; reflection and refraction at plane boundaries; guided wave propagation; radiation from dipole antennas and arrays; reciprocity theory; basics of transmission line theory and waveguides.  
Fundamentials of Semiconductor Devices Semiconductor material properties, band structure, equilibrium carrier distributions, non-equilibrium current-transport processes, and recombination-generation processes. 
Intro to Digital Systems & Lab Introduction to hardware structures and assembly-language concepts that form the basis of the design of modern computer systems. Topics include: Internal data representation and arithmetic operations in a computer, basic logic circuits, MIPS assembly language and an overview of computer architecture. Some knowledge of high-level language such as C++ or Java is expected. This class also has a laboratory component. Exercises will be assigned in class for completion in the laboratory. 
Intro to MEMS Study of micro-electro-mechanical devices and systems and their application. Microfabrication techniques and other emerging fabrication processes for MEMS are studied along with their process physics. Principles of operations of various MEMS devices such as mechanical, optical, thermal, magnetic, chemical/biological sensors/actuators are studied. Topics include: bulk/surface micromachining, LIGA, microsensors and microactuators in multi-physics domain. 
Quantum Physical Electronics Quantum-mechanical foundation for study of nanometer-scale electronic devices. Principles of quantum physics, stationary-state eigenfunctions and eigenvalues for one-dimensional potentials, interaction with the electromagnetic field, electronic conduction in solids, applications of quantum structures. 
RF Circuit Design  Principles of high-frequency design, transmission lines, the Smith chart, impendance matching using both lumped and distributed components, and simple amplifier design. 
Signals & Systems  Introduces the fundamentals of continuous and discrete-time signal processing. Linear system analysis including convolution and impulse response, Fourier series, Fourier transform and applications, discrete-time signal analysis, sampling and z-transform.  
Systems and Controls Introduction to linear control theory. General structure of control systems. Mathematical models including differential equations, transfer functions, and state space. Control system characteristics. Transient response, external disturbance, and steady-state error. Control system analysis. Performance, stability, root-locus method, Bode diagram, and Nyquist plot. Control system design. Compensation design using phase-lead and phase-lag networks.  
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