Jun 07, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EE 1000 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course provides an introduction to common practices and ideas of electrical engineering, including terminology, problem solving methodology, basic analytical tools, laboratory practice, and working in teams. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand and use basic electrical engineering terminology
  • Apply algebra and trigonometry to solve engineering problems
  • Use fundamental lab instrumentation, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, and power supplies
  • Gain an understanding of time management and self-assessment practices which are necessary for success in engineering study

Prerequisites by Topic
  • High school algebra and trigonometry

Course Topics
  • Course introduction and EE program orientation (3 classes)
  • Linear equations in engineering (3 classes)
  • Quadratic equations in engineering (3 classes)
  • Trigonometry and 2-D coordinates in engineering (4 classes)
  • Complex numbers in engineering (5 classes)
  • Sinusoids and phasors in engineering (3 classes)
  • Systems of linear equations in engineering (3 classes)
  • Review (2 classes)
  • Exam (2 classes)
  • Self-Assessment (2 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Lab topics vary depending on instructional staff. Examples of lab topics:
    • Electrical Engineering instrumentation
    • Data Acquisition
    • Mathematical modeling
    • Time management and self-assessment
    • Microprocessors
    • Wiring and soldering
    • Motors
    • Matlab
    • Digital logic and robotics

Sheila Ross

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