**University**** of California**

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Circuits,
Devices, and Systems

**ECE
2B – Winter 2006**

Instructor: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov

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

**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*, 9^{th} 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 14^{th},
and a **final exam** on Thursday, March
23^{rd} from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Homework, labs, midterm, and final will each contribute 15%, 25%, 25%,
and 35% to your final grade.

**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!

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