Instructor: Steve Lindemann (slindema@uiuc.edu)

__Course Materials__:

**Textbook:**ECE110 Lecture Notes by Dr. M. C. Brunet (may be purchased from 60EL for $10)**Laboratory Manual and Notes:**by Professor R. Uribe (may be purchased from 60EL for $12)**Tools:**needle nose pliers and wire strippers (may be purchased from 60EL)**Scientific Calculator and Science Notebook:**(for the lab)**Recommended Readings:***Introduction to Electrical Engineering*, J. D. Irwin and D. V. Kerns, Jr., Prentice-Hall, 1995.*Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals*, 2nd edition, M. M. Mano and C. R. Kime, Prentice-Hall, 2000.*The Digital Information Age*, R. Kuc, PWS, 1999.

__Lecture Room__: 241El

__Laboratory Room__: 234 EL

__Homework__: Homework problems are
available via
Mallard
on the Internet and graded immediately by
the computer. Problems may be worked up to ten times without penalty
and highest grade is recorded (100pts.max/problem ). There is a 50
pt. penalty for problems submitted after the due date, and a 10
pt. penalty for each attempt after the tenth. Homeworks are due at 11:59pm
on the date specified.

The Mallard page for this course can be found here.

__Exams__: There will be three 1-hour exams
given. Exams will be held in the evening, from 7-8pm, and are in the same room
as the lectures. Tentatively, these exams are scheduled for:

- Wednesday, June 30
- Monday, July 19
- Wednesday, July 28

__Final Exam__: The final exam will be held on
Thursday, August 5, at 7:00pm.

__Grading Policy__:

Lab: experiments (30%), design challenge (15%), effort (5%)

Lecture: exams (20%), final exam (20%), homework (10%)

Final grades are based on combined lecture and lab performance. No plus or minus letter grades are given. A grade of "F" will be given to anyone who does not score at least 50% in both the lecture and the lab.

__Schedule__: (subject to change)

Date | Topic | Reading | Homework |
---|---|---|---|

6/14-6/16 | Electrical circuits Kirchhoff's laws |
Chapter 0, 1 | Intro. to Mallard (6/15) |

6/16-6/18 | Kirchhoff's laws, Resistance | Chapter 2 | HW1 (6/18) HW2 (6/19) |

6/21-6/23 | Magnetism | Chapter 3 | HW3 (6/21) HW4 (6/23) |

6/23-6/25 | IV Characteristics, Diodes | Chapter 4, 6 | HW5 (6/25) |

6/28-6/30 | Transistors | Chapter 7 | HW6 (6/29) Practice Exam 1 (6/30) |

6/30-7/2 | Digital circuits with transistors | Chapter 8 | HW7 (7/2) |

7/6-7/7 | Combinatorial digital circuits | Chapter 9 | HW8 (7/7) HW9 (7/7) |

7/8-7/9 | (cont.) | Chapter 9 | HW10 (7/9) |

7/12-7/14 | Sequential digital circuits | Chapter 11 | HW11 (7/14) |

7/14-7/16 | (cont.) | Chapter 11 | HW12 (7/16) |

7/19-7/21 | Computer architecture | Chapter 12 | Practice Exam 2 (7/19) |

7/22-7/23 | Node Analysis | Chapter 14 | HW13 (7/22) HW14 (7/23) |

7/26-7/28 | Equivalent Circuits | Chapter 15 | HW15 (7/26) Practice Exam 3 (7/28) |

7/28-7/30 | Capacitance/Inductance | Chapter 16 | HW16 (7/30) |

8/2-8/6 | Review | HW17 (7/30) HW18 (8/3) Practice Final Exam (8/5) |

__Office Hours__:

Office hours will be held each day after lecture until 2:00pm, and at
additional times (to be determined). Unless otherwise stated, all
office hours are held in the lecture room, 241EL. Questions will also be
answered via email.

__Resources__:

You can find
Dr. Brunet's slides from her
web page. These may be a
useful reference.