## 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). Pre-requisite:
Physics 41. Pre- or co-requisite:
Math 53 or
CME 102.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA

## EE 101A: Circuits I

Introduction to circuit modeling and analysis. Topics include creating the models of typical components in electronic circuits and simplifying non-linear models for restricted ranges of operation (small signal model); and using network theory to solve linear and non-linear circuits under static and dynamic operations. Prerequisite: ENGR40 or ENGR40M is useful but not strictly required.

Terms: Win, Sum
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA

Instructors:
Lee, T. (PI)
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Vassos, C. (PI)
;
Baltsavias, S. (TA)
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Instructors:
Lee, T. (PI)
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Vassos, C. (PI)
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Baltsavias, S. (TA)
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Chen, C. (TA)
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Fritz, A. (TA)
;
Greene, B. (TA)
;
Xu, Y. (TA)

## EE 101B: Circuits II

Continuation of
EE101A. Introduction to circuit design for modern electronic systems. Modeling and analysis of analog gain stages, frequency response, feedback. Filtering and analog¿to¿digital conversion. Fundamentals of circuit simulation. Prerequisites:
EE101A,
EE102A. Recommended:
CME102.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA

## EE 102A: Signal Processing and Linear Systems I

Concepts and tools for continuous- and discrete-time 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. Frequency-domain representations: Fourier series and Fourier transforms. Filtering and signal distortion. Time/frequency sampling and interpolation. Continuous-discrete-time signal conversion and quantization. Discrete-time signal processing. Prerequisite:
MATH 53 or
CME 102.

Terms: Win, Sum
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR

Instructors:
Kahn, J. (PI)
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Tea-mangkornpan, P. (PI)
;
Choutagunta Nagaraj, K. (TA)
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Instructors:
Kahn, J. (PI)
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Tea-mangkornpan, P. (PI)
;
Choutagunta Nagaraj, K. (TA)
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Diamandis, T. (TA)
;
Murray, G. (TA)
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Tea-mangkornpan, P. (TA)
;
Zaidi, M. (TA)

## EE 102B: Signal Processing and Linear Systems II

Continuation of
EE 102A. Concepts and tools for continuous- and discrete-time 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:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR

## 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; applications to document analysis. Clustering and the k-means algorithm. Matrices, left and right inverses, QR factorization. Least-squares and model fitting, regularization and cross-validation. Constrained and nonlinear least-squares. Applications include time-series prediction, tomography, optimal control, and portfolio optimization. Undergraduate students should enroll for 5 units, and graduate students should enroll for 3 units. Prerequisites:
MATH 51 or
CME 100, and basic knowledge of computing (
CS 106A is more than enough, and can be taken concurrently).
EE103/CME103 and
Math 104 cover complementary topics in applied linear algebra. The focus of EE103 is on a few linear algebra concepts, and many applications; the focus of
Math 104 is on algorithms and concepts.

Terms: Aut, Spr
| Units: 3-5
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Math, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR

Instructors:
Boyd, S. (PI)
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Osgood, B. (PI)
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Tse, D. (PI)
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Angeris, G. (TA)
;
Chang, S. (TA)
;
Daniel, J. (TA)
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Degleris, A. (TA)
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Go, C. (TA)
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Harvey, B. (TA)
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Jani, T. (TA)
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Jimenez, S. (TA)
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Kamath, G. (TA)
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Li, L. (TA)
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Lin, J. (TA)
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Nishimura, M. (TA)
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Patel, N. (TA)
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Pathak, R. (TA)
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Prakash, L. (TA)
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Sholar, J. (TA)
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Spear, L. (TA)

## EE 104: Introduction to Machine Learning

Introduction to machine learning. Formulation of supervised and unsupervised learning problems. Regression and classification. Data standardization and feature engineering. Loss function selection and its effect on learning. Regularization and its role in controlling complexity. Validation and overfitting. Robustness to outliers. Simple numerical implementation. Experiments on data from a wide variety of engineering and other disciplines. In this initial offering, enrollment is limited to 50 students. Undergraduate students should enroll for 5 units, and graduate students should enroll for 3 units. Prerequisites:
EE 103;
EE 178 or
CS 109; CS106A or equivalent.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3-5

## EE 109: Digital Systems Design Lab

The design of integrated digital systems encompassing both customized software and hardware. Software/hardware design tradeoffs. Algorithm design for pipelining and parallelism. System latency and throughput tradeoffs. FPGA optimization techniques. Integration with external systems and smart devices. Firmware configuration and embedded system considerations. Enrollment limited to 25; preference to graduating seniors. Prerequisites: 108B, and
CS 106B or X.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 4

Instructors:
Olukotun, O. (PI)
;
Zhao, T. (TA)

## EE 116: Semiconductor Devices for Energy and Electronics

The underpinnings of modern technology are the transistor (circuits), the capacitor (memory), and the solar cell (energy).
EE 116 introduces the physics of their operation, their historical origins (including Nobel prize breakthroughs), and how they can be optimized for future applications. The class covers physical principles of semiconductors, including silicon and new material discoveries, quantum effects, band theory, operating principles, and device equations. Recommended (but not required) co-requisite:
EE 65 or equivalent.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 3
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

Instructors:
Pop, E. (PI)
;
Deshmukh, S. (TA)

## EE 134: Introduction to Photonics

Photonics, optical components, and fiber optics. Conceptual and mathematical tools for design and analysis of optical communication, sensor and imaging systems. Experimental characterization of semiconductor lasers, optical fibers, photodetectors, receiver circuitry, fiber optic links, optical amplifiers, and optical sensors. Class project on confocal microscopy or other method of sensing or analyzing biometric data. Laboratory experiments. Prerequisite:
EE 102A and one of the following:
EE 42,
Physics 43, or
Physics 63.

Terms: Spr
| Units: 4
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci

Instructors:
Bowden, A. (PI)
;
Li, L. (TA)

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