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Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (PHYS 2210 OR PHYS 3210) OR AP Physics C Mechanics score of 4 or better. Corerequisites: "C-" or better in MATH 2250.
Fundamentals of electrical engineering topics for non-electrical and non-computer engineering majors. We will cover the fundamentals of DC and AC circuit theory (using resistors, capacitors, and inductors) as well as active semiconductor devices (diodes, transistors, and amplifiers). We will also learn about switches and motors and microcontrollers and how to use these to create functional circuits with inputs and outputs. A wide range of applications will be introduced in the course, including: (1) using resistive sensors to measure light intensity, pressure, or strain; (2) reducing complex circuits to simpler models; (3) using circuit components to reduce unwanted electrical noise / interference; and (3) designing circuit parameters to fulfill specified functions.