ECE 112 - Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
CRN 31702, 37420 - Winter 2017


Lecture:
  Monday and Wednesday
  CRN 31702: 3:00-3:50 pm; Owen 102
  CRN 37420: 4:00-4:50 pm; Owen 102

Lab and Office Hours:
  Lab: DB222   TA Lab Times, Office Hours  

Instructor:
  Roger Traylor
  Office: KEC3095
  E-mail:traylor@ece.NOSPAM.edu (NOSPAM=orst)
  Office Hours: Tu, Th, 4-5pm


Class Goals

The goals of ECE 112 are to:
  (1) introduce basic concepts in Electrical and Computer Engineering in a integrated manner,
  (2) motivate basic concepts in the context of a simple student constructed projects, and
  (3) illustrate a logical way of thinking about problems and their solutions.

Lecture Topics

Reading and Homework

There is no text book to purchase for this class. Notes for each class session are found in the syllabus. You are expected to read through the material for each class day before the lecture.

Homework will not be collected. A strongly suggested set of problems will be assigned for each week. We will spend most of our class time working problems together. There may be some inclass work done in groups of 3-4 that will be graded. in lab you will have a short quiz over the previous week's class and lab material.


Schedule and Assignments


Week Date Lecture/Reading/Videos Lab Suggested Problems
1 Jan 9,11 Introduction to ECE 112
Electrons and Conductors
Electrical Current
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Electron vs Conventional Current
Voltage - Electromotive Force
Schematic Diagrams
Schematic Symbols  
Video: How to Use a DMM
Lab 1
  -Introduction to lab
  -Soldering demo
  -Build soldering skills
  -Translate schematic to protoboard
  -Make voltage and current measurments
Soldering
Soldering Big Pad Boards
Charge and Voltage Problems:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 18 19 21 22 25 26
27 28 34
Answers:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 18 19 21 22 25 26
27 28 34
2 Jan 16 - MLK Day (no class)
Jan 18
Independent Voltage Sources
Independent Current Sources
Resistors and Ohms law
Video: Parallel and Series
Resistors in Parallel
Resistor Networks
Video: Resistor Networks
Video: Resistor Networks #2
Lab 2
  -Equivalent Resistance
  -Ohms Law
  -Weekly quiz
Resistor Network Problems:
1 2 4 5 8 9 10 14
Answers:
1 2 4 5 8 9 10 14
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Sources and Ohms Law Problems
1 2 3 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 25 26 28
Answers:
1 2 3 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 25 26 28

3 Jan 23, 25 The power equation
Calculating Power Dissipation
Nodes, Loops, Branches 
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Kirchoffs Voltage Law
Single-loop analysis with KVL
KVL analysis tricks
Voltage Dividers
Video: KVL solution (pt1)
Video: KVL solution (pt2)
Video: KVL power check
Video: KVL via stairsteps
Lab 3
  -Build a power supply
  -Weekly quiz
KVL Problems:
1 2 3 4 7 8 9 11 13 15 17 18 20 22
Answers:
1 2 3 4 7 8 9 11 13 15 17 18 20 22
4 Jan 30, Feb 1 Midterm 1: 1900-2020, MLM 026
Kirchoffs Current Law
Circuit Analysis Using KCL
Video: KCL Circuit Analysis
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KCL Problem Solving
Lab 4
  -KVL
  -Power Measurements
  -Weekly Quiz
KCL Problems:
1 3 4 6 7 8 9 15 20
Answers:
1 3 4 6 7 8 9 15 20
5 Feb 6,8 Client Server Model
Linux Intro
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Linux Survival Commands
Lab 5
  -KCL and Current Division
  -Wheatstone Bridge
  -Weekly quiz
UNIX (Linux) Tutorial (Sections 1-3)
Complete laptop setup in Lab 6
6 Feb 13,15 Editing with vi
a2ps
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Simulation with Ideal Elements 
KVL Analysis with SPICE
KCL Analysis with SPICE
first spice example
second spice example
Lab 6
  -Read ahead: Spice
  -Linux/Spice
  -Weekly Quiz
UNIX Tutorial (Sects. 4 & 6)
Spice and Netlist Problems:
1 2 3 10 13
Answers:
1 2 3 10 13
7 Feb 20,22 Midterm 2: 1900-2020, MLM 026
Capacitors
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MOSFETS
Using Spice with MOSFETS
Lab 7
  -RC Time Constants
  -Capacitors in series and parallel
  -MOSFET Switching
  -Weekly Quiz
Capacitor Problems:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Answers:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
8 Feb 27,Mar 1 Diodes
Diode Rectifiers
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Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)
BJT Regions of Operation
BJT DC Operating Point
Lab 8
  -BJTs, LEDs and Rectifier Diodes
  -Weekly Quiz
Diode Problems:
1 3 6
Diode Answers:
1 3
BJT Problems:
1 7 8 12 21 29 30 31
BJT Answers:
1 7 8 12 21 29 30 31
9 Mar 6, Mar 8 Inductors
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Working through inductor problems
Lab 9
  -RL Time Constants
  -Inductors in Series and Parallel
  -Weekly Quiz
Video: How to wind a pot core
Inductor Problems
Answers: 1 2 3 4
10 Mar 13,15 TBD - External Speaker?
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Final Exam Review
Lab 10
  -Flashlight for Dead Batteries
  -Weekly Quiz
11 Mar 14-18
(Finals Week)
Final Exam: Thursday, March 23, 1600
Section 01: GILB 124
Section 02: LPSC 125