EE 21N: What is Nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is an often used word and it means many things to different people. Scientists and Engineers have some notion of what nanotechnology is, societal perception may be entirely different. In this course, we start with the classic paper by Richard Feynman ("There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom"), which laid down the challenge to the nanotechnologists. Then we discuss two classic books that offer a glimpse of what nanotechnology is: Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by Eric Drexler, and Prey by Michael Crichton. Drexler's thesis sparked the imagination of what nano machinery might do, whereas Crichton's popular novel channeled the public's attention to this subject by portraying a disastrous scenario of a technology gone astray. We will use the scientific knowledge to analyze the assumptions and predictions of these classic works. We will draw upon the latest research advances to illustrate the possibilities and impossibilities of nanotechnology.
Terms: Win

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Wong, H. (PI)
EE 41: Physics of Electrical Engineering (ENGR 40P)
How everything from electrostatics to quantum mechanics is used in common hightechnology products. Electrostatics are critical in micromechanical systems used in many sensors and displays, and Electromagnetic waves are essential in all highspeed communication systems. How to propagate energy on transmission lines, optical fibers,and in free space. Which aspects of modern physics are needed to generate light for the operation of a DVD player or TV. Introduction to semiconductors, solidstate light bulbs, and laser pointers. Handson labs to connect physics to everyday experience. Prerequisites:
Physics 43
Terms: not given this year

Units: 5

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYFR, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
EE 46: Engineering For Good: Save the World and Have Fun Doing It
Projects that provide immediate and positive impact on the world. Focus is on global health by learning from experts in this field. Students work on realworld projects with help from members of NGOs and social entrepreneurial companies as part of the handon learning experience. Prerequisite:
ENGR 40 or
EE 122A or
CS 106B or consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Le, M. (PI)
EE 60N: Man versus Nature: Coping with Disasters Using Space Technology (GEOPHYS 60N)
Preference to freshman. Natural hazards, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, and fires, and how they affect people and society; great disasters such as asteroid impacts that periodically obliterate many species of life. Scientific issues, political and social consequences, costs of disaster mitigation, and how scientific knowledge affects policy. How spaceborne imaging technology makes it possible to respond quickly and mitigate consequences; how it is applied to natural disasters; and remote sensing data manipulation and analysis. GER:DBEngrAppSci
Terms: Aut

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Zebker, H. (PI)
EE 65: Modern Physics for Engineers
This course introduces the core ideas of modern physics that enable applications ranging from solar energy and efficient lighting to the modern electronic and optical devices and nanotechnologies that sense, process, store, communicate and display all our information. Though the ideas have broad impact, the course is widely accessible to engineering and science students with only basic linear algebra and calculus through simple ordinary differential equations as mathematics background. Topics include the quantum mechanics of electrons and photons (Schrödinger's equation, atoms, electrons, energy levels and energy bands; absorption and emission of photons; quantum confinement in nanostructures), the statistical mechanics of particles (entropy, the Boltzmann factor, thermal distributions), the thermodynamics of light (thermal radiation, limits to light concentration, spontaneous and stimulated emission), and the physics of information (Maxwell¿s demon, reversibility, entropy and noise in physics and information theory). Prerequisite:
Physics 41. Pre or corequisite:
Math 53 or
CME 102.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER: DBNatSci, GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors:
Miller, D. (PI)
EE 101A: Circuits I
First of twocourse sequence. Introduction to circuit modeling and analysis. Topics include creating the models of typical components in electronic circuits and simplifying nonlinear models for restricted ranges of operation (small signal model); and using network theory to solve linear and nonlinear circuits under static and dynamic operations. Prerequisite: ENGR40 or ENGR40M is useful but not strictly required.
Terms: Win, Sum

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Lee, T. (PI)
;
Parthasarathy, A. (PI)
EE 101B: Circuits II
Second of twocourse sequence. MOS largesignal and smallsignal models. MOS amplifier design including DC bias, small signal performance, multistage amplifiers, frequency response, and feedback. Prerequisite:
EE101A,
EE102A.
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Murmann, B. (PI)
EE 102A: Signal Processing and Linear Systems I
Concepts and tools for continuous and discretetime signal and system analysis with applications in signal processing, communications, and control. Mathematical representation of signals and systems. Linearity and time invariance. System impulse and step responses. System frequency response. Frequencydomain representations: Fourier series and Fourier transforms. Filtering and signal distortion. Time/frequency sampling and interpolation. Continuousdiscretetime signal conversion and quantization. Discretetime signal processing. Prerequisite:
MATH 53 or
CME 102.
Terms: Win, Sum

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYAQR, WAYFR

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Gibbons, E. (PI)
;
Pauly, J. (PI)
EE 102B: Signal Processing and Linear Systems II
Continuation of
EE 102A. Concepts and tools for continuous and discretetime signal and system analysis with applications in communications, signal processing and control. Analog and digital modulation and demodulation. Sampling, reconstruction, decimation and interpolation. Finite impulse response filter design. Discrete Fourier transforms, applications in convolution and spectral analysis. Laplace transforms, applications in circuits and feedback control. Z transforms, applications in infinite impulse response filter design. Prerequisite:
EE 102A.
Terms: Spr

Units: 4

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYAQR, WAYFR

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Kahn, J. (PI)
EE 103: Introduction to Matrix Methods (CME 103)
Introduction to applied linear algebra with emphasis on applications. Vectors, norm, and angle; linear independence and orthonormal sets. Matrices, left and right inverses, QR factorization. Least squares and model fitting, regularization and crossvalidation, timeseries prediction, and other examples. Constrained leastsquares; applications to leastnorm reconstruction, optimal control, and portfolio optimization. Newton methods and nonlinear leastsquares. Prerequisites:
MATH 51 or
CME 100.
Terms: Aut

Units: 45

UG Reqs: GER:DBMath, WAYFR

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors:
Boyd, S. (PI)
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