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ECE 1100: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering. Spring 2011. Wanda Wosik Associate Professor, ECE Dept. Notes 1. Slides adapted from lectures by Drs. Dave Shattuck/David Jackson/Charlson. ECE 1100 Contact Information. Section Number (12056). MW 9-10 am, Room W-122, D3.
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Associate Professor, ECE Dept.
Slides adapted from lectures by
Drs. Dave Shattuck/David Jackson/Charlson
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This is done to help prepare you for your two first technical ECE courses:
Applied Electricity and Magnetism
Do not underestimate the technical part of this course!
A failure rate in this course can be as high as about 40%.
(This is almost always due to students doing poorly in the technical part.)
In this class you are expected to work individually on all of the homework and assignments.
The ONLY exception is the crystal radio class project.
To do otherwise will be considered as a violation of the UH Academic Honesty Policy.
Introduction to the Department of ECE, the College of Engineering, and UH
Students learn how the Department, College, and University work, and the key faculty and staff members they should know.
Introduction to the ECE programs at UH
Students learn about the various ECE degree programs offered by the ECE Department, and the concentration areas within the degree programs.
Introduction to ECE in general
Students learn about the various disciplines within the diverse field of ECE.
Preparation for Success in Engineering
Students learn about resources available on campus to help with their academic success.
Students learn about engineering ethics as applied to UH and to the engineering discipline in general.
Students will do a class writing essay (on the ethics topic) that will be graded on content, writing style and grammar.
Students will work on a team project (build a crystal radio), and are encouraged to learn collaborative study techniques.
Technical Skill Development
Students learn Basic ECE concepts from electromagnetics and circuit theory.
Grades (S/U) will be determined by the following:
Requirements for grade of S (both must be met):
Class Attendance will be taken randomly, without advance notice. Attendance may be taken on any day, and at any time during the class period. You must be present during the entire class to be counted as present.
If you have three unexcused* absences you are subject to being dropped or failing the class.
* An excused absence means that you get the instructor’s permission to miss class ahead of time. In unexpected situations send an email.
In-class quizzes (pop quizzes) may be given on any day, without advance notice. There are no make-ups for these!
The first exam is non-technical.
The second and third exams will include more technical questions.
The third exam will be held during the first hour of the scheduled final exam period.
Note: the first (non-technical) part of this course will be much easier than the second part! Keep this in mind.
No make-up exams are given.
If you must miss an exam due to an emergency, you must notify the instructor within 24 hours after the exam. If you have a sufficiently valid excuse, and you have written documentation to document your emergency, the instructor may choose to excuse you from the exam.
The missing exam grade will be replaced by a weighted average of your later exams.
Email is an easy way to communicate with your instructor outside of class.
Your UH email alias is the official means that the College of Engineering will use to communicate with you.