Electrical Engineering

Overview

Electrical Engineering is a branch of engineering that exploits properties of electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism to create useful products. It is a broad field that touches on power distribution, electronics, telecommunications, automatic control, and other areas. In this class we learn about a few of these areas to help students understand what electrical engineering is all about.

This year we will cover basic electronics, magnetism, microelectronics, and computer control.

Lessons

Date
Lesson
Lab
9/10/16 Introduction  
9/17/16 Fundamental Electrical Concepts Basic Circuits Lab
9/24/16 Circuit Components Automatic Night Light Project
10/1/16
Circuit Components (cont.) Automatic Night Light Project (cont.)
10/8/16 Quiz, Review
Electronic Canary
10/22/16 Boolean Algebra Electronic Canary (cont.)
10/29/16 Boolean Algebra (cont.)
Electronic Canary (cont.)
11/5/16 Logic Gates Quiz Game Response Lights
11/19/16

12/3/16



Assignments

Due 10/26/13: Read Digital Logic

Lab Reports

You should keep notes on the labs that you do and hand in a lab report after you’ve completed the lab. Below is a lab report template and a sample report.

Lab Report Template
Sample Lab Report

Handouts

The following presentations augment the materials given out in class:

SI Units and Prefixes (Presentation)
Scientific Notation (Presentation)

See the Resources page for additional handouts.

Quizzes

10/5/13: Scientific Notation, SI Units and Prefixes (practice)
10/26/13: Electronics (practice)