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Electrical Engineering

Courses - EE Lower Division

200. Trends in Electrical Engineering (1)

Electrical Engineering as a profession. Nature of professional and design activities. Advances in Electrical Engineering. Current designs, future trends and challenges in various fields of Electrical Engineering.
(Lecture 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

201. Digital Logic Design (4)

Prerequisite: MATH 117 (or equivalent).
Practical design of digital circuits. Basic topics in combinational and sequential switching circuits with applications to the design of digital devices.
(Lecture-problems 4 hours)

202. Computer Methods in Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: CECS 100 and MATH 123.
Introduction to MATLAB and numerical methods with applications to engineering. Programming in MATLAB. Introduction to SIMULINK and other MATLAB toolboxes.
(Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGR 202.

210. Electro-Magnetic Foundations in Electrical Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 123, PHYS 151. Corequisite: EE 210L.
Electric fields. Magnetic fields. Ohm's law. Kirchoff's laws. Physics of inductance and capacitance. Conservation of energy. Introduction to RL, RC and RLC circuits. Introduction to phasors. Introduction to electric machinery, computer electronics, electromagnetic radiation, and communication.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

210L. Electro-Magnetic Foundations in Electrical Engineering Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: EE 210.
Laboratory experiments demonstrating behavior of resistive circuits; capacitors and inductors; transient RL and RC circuits; sinusoidal (phasor) RL, RC and RLC circuits; motors, generators, and transformers.
Letter grade only (A-F).

211. Electric and Electronic Circuits (3)

Prerequisites: (EE 210 or PHYS 152) and (MATH 224 or equivalent).
Linear circuit analysis techniques including circuit transformations, mesh and node analyses. Thevenin's, Norton's, Superposition, and Maximum Power Transfer theorems. Transient analysis of RL, RC and RLC circuits. Phasors. Power concepts. Nonlinear circuits including diodes. Circuit solution using PSpice.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

211L. Electric Circuits Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: EE 211.
Laboratory investigation of Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, voltage and current division, mesh and nodal analysis, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, superposition, simple RL, RC, RLC circuits, phasors. Use of voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters and oscilloscopes. Identification of unknown elements.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

236. Introduction to Nanotechnology: A Tour in Nano-Land (3)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Overview of the fundamentals of nanoscience and nanotechnology, a wide range of applications, and issues that affect widespread use of these technologies based on ongoing research and discourse. An interdisciplinary course, taught by an interdisciplinary team of Instructors. Students will observe nature and matter in submicron and nanometer scale.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

248. Security, Information Assurance, and Computers (3)

Computer security and information assurance as crucial challenges, consequences for individuals, economy, and society as a whole. Security threats and vulnerabilities in the use of computer systems. Tools and controls to reduce or block these threats. Law, privacy, and ethics.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

260. Analytical Methods for Electromagnetics (4)

Prerequisite: EE 210 or PHYS 152 or equivalent.
Fundamental concepts and analytical methods for electromagnetics.
(Lecture 3 hours, problem session 2 hours.) Letter grade only (A-F).