University of Vermont

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College of
ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

School of Engineering

Courses

Term: Fall 2015

Subject: Electrical Engineering

EE 081 - Linear Circuits Laboratory I

Electrical instruments; oscilloscope measurements; resistive, capacitive, and inductive components; applications of operational amplifiers; digital-to-analog converters; transient response of RL and RC circuits. Co-requisites: EE 003, PHYS 125.

EE 100 - Electrical Engr Concepts

Fundamentals of electrical engineering; DC and AC linear circuit analysis; laboratory component. No credit for Electrical Engineering majors. Co-requisite: PHYS 125.

EE 120 - Electronics I

Theory of operation of diodes and MOS transistors. DC and transient analysis using diodes and transistors. NMOS and CMOS logic circuits and memory cells. Circuit simulation software. Prerequisite: EE 004.

EE 131 - Fundamentals of Digital Design

Combinational logic simplification and design, MSI and PLD components, synchronous and asynchronous sequential design, algorithmic state machines, registers, counters, memory units, introduction to hardware design languages. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

EE 141 - Electromagnetic Field Theory

Fundamentals of electromagnetic field theory and applications: vector analysis, electric and magnetic fields, potential theory, boundary conditions and boundary value problems, dielectric and magnetic material properties, conductance, capacitance, and inductance, Maxwell-Lorentz theory. Prerequisites: PHYS 125, MATH 271, EE 004.

EE 171 - Signals & Systems

Discrete and continuous-time signals and systems. Input/output descriptions and analysis. Convolution, Fourier analysis and Laplace transforms, Sampling and z-transforms. Application to electrical engineering design problems. Prerequisite: EE 004.

EE 183 - Electronics Laboratory I

Characteristics and applications of diodes and MOSFETs; CMOS inverters and logic characterization; applications of operational amplifiers. Co-requisite: EE 120.

EE 187 - Capstone Design I

Project management, professional ethics, social/ economic impact, and contemporary issues that arise in engineering practice. Interdisciplinary project development including project selection, design requirements, prototyping and communications. Pre/co-requisite: Senior standing.

EE 209 - Transmission Line Analysis

Fourier-Laplace transform analysis of steady-state and transient phenomena on transmission lines. Phasor representation and complex variable analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 271.

EE 217 - Smart Grid

Smart Grid: Using information/communication technology to modernize electric power/energy systems, including generation, transmission, distribution and consumption. Electricity physics/economics/policy; renewable energy; energy storage; demand response; energy efficiency; distributed generation; advanced metering infrastructure; distribution automation; microgrids; synchrophasors; HVDC and FACTS systems. Prerequisite: EE 113 or Graduate standing. Co-requisite: EE 215 recommended.

EE 261 - Semiconductor Materials/Device

Energy band theory, effective mass, band structure and electronic properties of semiconductors. Transport of electrons and holes in bulk materials and across interfaces. MOSFETs, BJTs, pn junctions, and Schottky barriers. Prerequisite: EE 163.

EE 278 - Wireless Communication

Modern wireless systems, including cellular design, propagation modeling, multiple access and equalization techniques. Pre/co-requisites: EE 174, STAT 151.

EE 295 - Special Topics

Special topics in developing areas of Electrical Engineering. Prerequisite: Senior standing, or Instructor permission.

EE 301 - System Theory

Linear vector spaces. State equations and solution. Diagonalization and Jordan canonical form. Orthogonal and biorthogonal projections. Quadratic forms. Spectral resolution. Principal component analysis, singular value decomposition and Karhunen-Loeve transform. Compressive sensing. Prerequisites: MATH 230 or MATH 271, MATH 124, EE 171 or ME 111.