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Electrical Circuits I

Prerequisite: ENGR 203 or equivalent

The modeling, analysis, design and measurement of electrical circuits which contain non-linear devices such as junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors. Includes the gain and frequency response of linear amplifiers, power supplies, and other practical electronic circuits. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.

**EE 303 - (3) (Y)
Solid State Devices**

Prerequisites: PHYS 242E , ENGR 203

Analyzes the basics of band theory and atomic structure; charge-transport in solids; current voltage characteristics of semiconductor devices, including p-n junction diodes, bipolar transistors, Schottky diodes, and insulated-gate field-effect transistors; electron emission; and superconductive devices.

**EE 307 - (4) (Y)
Electrical Circuits II**

Prerequisite: EE 204 or equivalent

Electronic circuit design to specifications. Construction and testing of designed circuits in the laboratory to verify predicted performance. Includes differential amplifiers, audio amplifiers, multivibrators, and digital circuits. Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory.

**EE 309 - (3) (Y)
Electromagnetic Fields**

Prerequisites: PHYS 241E, APMA205; corequisites: APMA206, ENGR 203

Analysis of the basic laws of electromagnetic theory, beginning with static electric and magnetic fields, and concluding with dynamic E&M fields; plane wave propagation in various media; Maxwell's Laws in differential and integral form; electrical properties of matter; transmission lines, waveguides, and elementary antennas.

**EE 310 - (4) (Y)
Electromechanical Energy Conversion**

Prerequisites: ENGR 203, PHYS 241E, CS 101, or permission of instructor

Analysis of the principles of electromechanical energy conversion; three-phase circuit analysis; magnetic circuits and nonlinearity; transformers; DC, synchronous, and induction machines; equivalent circuit models; power electronic control of machines. Laboratory, computer and design exercises complement coverage of fundamental principles.

**EE 323 - (3) (Y)
Signals and Systems I**

Prerequisites: ENGR 203, APMA 206

Develops tools for analyzing signals and systems operating in continuous-time, with applications to control, communications, and signal processing. Primary concepts are representation of signals, linear time-invariant systems, Fourier analysis of signals, frequency response, and frequency-domain input/output analysis, the Laplace transform, and linear feedback principles. Practical examples are employed throughout, and regular usage of computer tools (Matlab, CC) is incorporated.

**EE 324 - (3) (Y)
Signals and Systems II**

Prerequisite: EE 323

This sequel to EE 323 provides analogous tools for analyzing discrete-time signals and systems, with applications to discrete-time signal processing and control. Sampling and reconstruction of continuous-time signals provides the transition between CT and DT settings. State space methods are also introduced.

**EE 335 - (4) (Y)
Microcomputers**

Prerequisite: ENGR 208

Explores the organization and architecture of computers. Primary focus on computer hardware. Some coverage of software. Analysis of the major components of a computer, the operation and interaction of those components, and the characteristics of commonly-used elements such as microprocessors. Laboratory exercises are devoted to assembly language programming. Students gain an understanding of addressing methods, data transfers, arithmetic and logic operations, interrupts, stack manipulation, and input/output operations.

**EE 402 - (3) (Y)
Linear Control Systems**

Prerequisite: EE 323 or permission of instructor

Explores the modeling of linear dynamic systems via differential equations and transfer functions utilizing state space representations and classical input-output representations; the analysis of systems in the time and frequency domains; study of closed-loop systems; and state-space methods and the classical stability tests such as the Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Nyquist criterion, root-locus plots and Bode plots. Compensation design is studied through lead and lag networks, rate feedback and linear state-variable feedback.

**EE 403 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Control Laboratory**

Corequisite: EE 402

A design-oriented laboratory course consisting of design, analysis, construction, and testing of electrical and electromechanical circuits and devices.

**EE 407, 408 - (1-3) (SI)
Electrical Engineering Projects**

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Project of at least one semester's duration. The student, under faculty supervision, plans a project, carries out the necessary analysis or design and test, and reports on the results. If this work is to be used as basis for an undergraduate thesis, the course should be started no later than the seventh semester.

**EE 409 - (3) (Y)
Electromagnetic Waves and Propagation**

Prerequisite: EE 309

Analysis of the principles of electromagnetic propagation in bounded and unbounded media; transmission line theory, Smith Charts, and impedance matching; plane wase propagation in dielectric and conductive materials, reflection and transmission at interfaces; field analysis of waveguides, waveguides with cylindrical conducting boundaries, dielectric waveguides; and electromagnetic radiation and the fundamental properties of antennas.

**EE 411 - (3) (SI)
Bioelectricity**

Prerequisites: ENGR 203, BIOM 301 or permission of instructor

Provides an overview of the biophysical mechanisms governing production and transmission of bioelectric signals, measurment of these signals and their analysis in basic and clinical electrophysiology, and an introduction to the principles of design and operation of therapeutic medical devises used in the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Topics include membrane potential, action potentials, channels and synaptic transmission, electrodes, electrocardiography, pacemakers, defibrillators, and neural assist devices. Cross-listed as BIOM 411.

**EE 412 - (3) (Y)
Digital Control Systems**

Prerequisite: EE 324 and EE 402 , or permission of instructor

Analysis of the design of dynamic systems which contain digital computers; the Z transform; block diagrams and transfer functions in the z-domain; block diagrams, frequency response and stability in the z-domain; state space methods; and design using the z-transform and state methods.

**EE 415 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Microelectronic Integrated Circuit Fabrication Laboratory**

Corequisite: EE 564

Fabrication and testing of MOS capacitors. Determination of material properties, including carrier concentration, mobility, lifetime, orientation and layer thickness. Device fabrication using oxidation, diffusion, evaporation, and device testing of MOS and power bipolar transistors.

**EE 420 - (3) (Y)
Communications**

Prerequisites: APMA310, EE 324

Explores the statistical methods of analysis of communications systems: random signals and noise, statistical communication theory, and digital communications. Analysis of baseboard and carrier transmission techniques; and design examples in satellite communications

**EE 422 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Communication Systems Laboratory**

Prerequisite: EE 324; corequisite: EE 420

Provides first-hand exposure to communications practice, including response of systems, signal theory, modulation and detection, sampling and quantization, digital signal processing, and receiver design.

**EE 425 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Robotics Laboratory**

Corequisite: EE 525

Provides hands-on experience in the practical use of manipulator arms. The lab is a complement of EE 525. Basic manipulator programming techniques are learned (teach pendant, inverse kinematic equations) and applied to practical problems. Vision systems are used as an integrated part of a robotic system.

**EE 435 - (4 1/2) (Y)
Computer Organization and Design**

Prerequisite: EE 335 or consent of instructor

Integration of computer organization concepts such as data flow, instruction interpretation, memory systems, interfacing, and microprogramming with practical and systematic digital design methods such as behavioral versus structural descriptions, divide-and-conquer, hierarchical conceptual levels, trade-offs, iteration, and postponement of detail. Design exercises are accomplished using a hardware description language and simulation.

**EE 436 - (4 1/2) (Y)
Advanced Digital Design**

Prerequisite: EE 435 or permission of instructor

Analysis of digital hardware and design; digital system organization; digital technologies; and testing. A semester-long hardware design project is conducted.

**EE 482 - (1 1/2) (Y)
Microwave Engineering Laboratory**

Corequisite: EE 556 or permission of instructor

Analysis of the measurement and behavior of high-frequency circuits and components; equivalent circuit models for lumped elements; measurement of standing waves, power, and frequency; use of vector network analyzers and spectrum analyzers; and computer-aided design, fabrication, and characterization of microstrip circuits.

**EE 507 - (3) (Y)
Analog Integrated Circuits**

Prerequisite: EE 307; corequisite: EE 402 or equivalent

Design of analog integrated circuits using Computer-Aided-Design techniques. Verification of performance is obtained by building and testing circuits where feasible, and by simulation.

**EE 525 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Robotics**

Prerequisite: EE 402 or EE 621, or equivalent

Analysis of the kinematics, dynamics and control of robot manipulators; and the sensor and actuator technologies (including machine vision) relevant to robotics. A key component of the course is a robotics system design project in which students completely design a robotic system for a particular application and present it in class. Students are exposed to literature related to emerging technologies and internet resources relevant to robotics.

**EE 541 - (3) (Y)
Optics and Lasers**

Prerequisites: EE 303, EE 309, EE 323

Reviews the electromagnetic principles of optics: Maxwell's equations; reflection and transmission of electromagnetic fields at dielectric interfaces; Gaussian beams; interference and diffraction; laser theory with illustrations chosen from atomic, gas and semiconductor laser systems; photomultipliers and semiconductor-based detectors; and noise theory and noise sources in optical detection.

**EE 556 - (3) (Y)
Microwave Engineering I**

Prerequisites: EE 309

Design and analysis of passive microwave circuits. Topics covered include transmission lines, electromagnetic field theory, waveguides, microwave network analysis and signal flow graphs, impedance matching and tuning, resonators, power dividers and directional couplers, and microwave filters.

**EE 563 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to VLSI**

Prerequisites: ENGR 208, EE 204 , EE 303

Analysis of NMOS and PMOS transistor design, CMOS fabrication, fabrication design rules, inverter design, cell design using computer aided design tool “Magic,” chip layout and design, VLSI circuit design and implementation using the MOSIS process.

**EE 564 - (3) (Y)
Microelectronic Integrated Circuit Fabrication **

Prerequisite: EE 303 or equivalent

Analysis of fabrication technology and MOS device design for integrated circuits. Discussion of crystal growth and characterization; oxide growth and deposition; diffusion; ion-implantation; metalization; etching and high resolution lithography; MOS capacitor and MOSFET device theory including equivalent circuit model derivation; and constraints presented by VLSI fabrication processes.

**EE 576 - (3) (Y)
Digital Signal Processing**

Prerequisite: EE 323 and EE 324 or equivalent

Fundamentals of discrete-time signal processing are presented. Topics include discrete-time linear systems, z-transforms, the DFT and FFT algorithms, and digital filter design. Problem-solving using the computer is stressed.

**EE 586/587 - (1-3) (SI)
Special Topics in Electrical Engineering**

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

A first-level graduate/advanced undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.

**Note** Courses at the 600 level and above are listed in the
Graduate Record.

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