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University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Circuits, Devices, and Systems

ECE 2B Winter 2006

Instructor: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov

Schedule: Tues/Thurs 3:30 - 4:45pm, NH 1006

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Announcements

*    3/17/06: TA office hours during finals week will be Wednesday 3/22/06 from 10-11:30am and Thursday 3/23/06 from 10-11:30am in Phelps 1435.

*    3/17/06: Ilan will hold office hours Wednesday 3/22/06 from 1-3pm.

*    3/17/06: Solution 5.12 for HW5 was incorrect. If you did it correctly and lost points, please bring it to the final.

*    3/10/06: There will be no lab sections the week of 3/13-3/17. Lab 3 is due in the homework box on 3/17 by 5:00pm. The lab will be open the week of 3/13-3/17 during the following times:

*    Tues 3/14, 7-9pm

*    Wed 3/15, 9-11am

*    Wed 3/15, 1-3pm

*    3/10/06: Homework 5 solutions are posted on the class website.

*    3/05/06: Homework 6 and Homework 4 solutions have been posted on the class website.

*    2/27/05: Homework 5 has been posted on the class website.

*    2/25/06: Lab 2 write-up due date has been changed. It is now due in lab the week of 3/6-3/10.

*    2/17/06: Click here for midterm solutions.

*    2/17/06: Homework 4 has been posted on the class website.

*    2/09/06: There will be an extra TA office hour on Monday from 1:45-2:30pm.

*    2/09/06: Lab 1 write-up due date has been changed. It is now due in lab the week of 2/20-2/24.

*    2/09/06: Homework 3 solutions are posted on the class website.

*    2/07/06: Lab 1a and 1b will be 1 combined write-up which is due in lab the week of 2/13-2/17.

*    2/07/06: You will be allowed the following items for the midterm:

*    1 sheet of notes (8.5 x 11inch, front and back)

*    Pencils/pens

*    Calculator

*    Ruler / straight edge

*    2/02/06: Homework 2 solutions are posted on the class website.

*    1/31/06: Homework 1 solutions and Homework 3 have been posted on the class website.

*    1/20/06: Homework 2 and the remaining labs have been posted on the class website.

*    1/15/06: Homework 1 has been posted on the class website.

*    1/14/06: TA office hours will be Wed 3-5pm and Thurs 1-3pm in the ECE TA classroom in Phelps 1435.

 

 

Syllabus (click here for syllabus in .pdf format)

Time: Tues/Thurs 3:30-4:45 P.m.

Place: NORTH HALL 1006

Instructor: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov, ESB Room 2213, ext 5295, ilan@engineering.ucsb.edu

Office Hours: Tues 2:15-3:15pm and Wed 11:00am-12:00pm, ESB Room 2213

 

Teaching Assistants: Adam Brill AdamEtrnal@aol.com

Kellen Gillispie kellen@engineering.ucsb.edu

Jon Heilman jonheilman@gmail.com

Andree Ng aqng117@umail.ucsb.edu

Thomas Shen tshen@umail.ucsb.edu

Eric Torkildson etorkild@umail.ucsb.edu

 

Required Text: Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, 9th Edition, by R. L. Boylestad and L. Nashelsky, 2006, ISBN 0-13-118905-0

 

Course Description: This is the second course in the sequence entitled Circuits, Devices, and Systems. The content of this course focuses on the use of active devices, mainly in amplifier circuits that form the basis for most applications in electronics. This topic is a special application of the circuit theory that you learned in ECE2A or equivalent. You will find that nodal analysis, Thevenin and Norton theorems, principles of superposition, phasors, and other basic tools of network analysis will be used in this course.

 

Course Format: There will be approximately 6-7 homework assignments, 3-4 lab assignments, one in-class midterm exam on Tuesday, February 14th, and a final exam on Thursday, March 23rd from 4:00 7:00 pm. Homework, labs, midterm, and final will each contribute 15%, 25%, 25%, and 35% to your final grade.

 

Homework Assignments turn into box on 5th floor of EI

Homework 1 due 1/26 by 3:30pm HW 1 Solutions

 

Homework 2 due 2/02 by 3:30pm HW 2 Solutions

 

Homework 3 due 2/09 by 3:30pm HW 3 Solutions

 

Homework 4 due 3/02 by 3:30pm HW 4 Solutions

 

Homework 5 due 3/09 by 3:30pm HW 5 Solutions*

 

Homework 6 due 3/17 by 5:00pm** HW 6 Solutions

 

*Note: The solution for problem 5.12 is incorrect. If you did it correctly and lost points, please bring it to the final.

 

**Note: this assignment is due on FRIDAY!

 

 

Labs (see syllabus for more info)

*    ECE 2B W06 Lab 0

*    ECE 2B W06 Lab 1a

*    ECE 2B W06 Lab 1b

*    ECE 2B W06 Lab 2

*    ECE 2B W06 Lab 3

 

Lab Reports

*    Lab Write-Up Criteria

*    Sample Lab Report

 

Other Links

Undergraduate ECE Tutoring Organization

 

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