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Volume XCII – July 2008
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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Electrical Engineering (EE)

EE 1104. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (1-0) Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design.

EE 1105. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (1-2) A project based course in which basic concepts in electrical engineering, such as electrical power and energy, Ohm's law, measurements, and data analysis will be introduced. Student teams will engage in laboratory experiments, application hands-on projects, which cover areas of study in electrical engineering including electronics, electromechanics, semiconductors, electromagnetics, signal processing, optical systems, power systems, and telecommunication systems. Corequisite: EE 1104.

EE 2181. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS LABORATORY (0-3) Circuits laboratory for non-electrical engineering majors. This is identical to the laboratory portion of EE 2440. Prerequisites: MATH 2425, PHYS 1444. Co-requisite: EE 2320.

EE 2303. ELECTRONICS I (3-0) Characteristics and circuit models for semiconductor diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and field-effect transistors (FETs). Circuit applications of diodes. DC biasing and stability of circuits containing diodes, BJTs, and FETs. Introduction to mid-band single stage small signal analysis of BJT and FET circuits. Prerequisite: EE 2315, EE 2446, or concurrently, MATH 2326.

EE 2307. ELECTROMAGNETICS I (3-0) Electric charge, Coulomb's law, static electric field, electric potential, electric flux, Gauss's law, divergence theorem, electric conductor, dielectric media, permittivity, electric field boundary conditions, capacitance, electrostatic energy and forces, steady electric current, electromotive force, Kirchhoff's voltage law and Kirchhoff's current law; Static magnetic field, Ampere's circuital law, curl of the magnetic field, Stokes' theorem, vector magnetic potential, magnetic flux, magnetic fields in media, permeability, magnetic field boundary conditions, magnetic forces and the Hall effect. Corequisites: EE 2446 and MATH 3319.

EE 2315. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I (3-0) Basic circuit concepts of R, L, and C components. Kirchhoff's laws, resistive network analysis, power calculations, loop and node equations, topology, basic network theorems. Dependent sources and operational amplifiers. Computer-assisted solution of circuit problems. Elementary transient analysis. Steady state A-C phasor analysis, including element laws and phasor diagrams. Prerequisite: CSE 1311, MATH 2425, and PHYS 1444. Co-requisite: MATH 2326.

EE 2320. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (3-0) For non-electrical engineering majors. Basic principles of R, L, and C components. Kirchhoff's laws, network analysis, loop and node equations, basic network theorems. Steady-state AC phasor analysis, operational amplifiers, filtering, and digital circuits. Prerequisite: MATH 2425, PHYS 1444.

EE 2347. COMPUTER METHODS FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3-0) Introduction to algorithmic development and application of algorithmic thinking to solve electrical engineering problems using C programming. Study of numerical methods to solve for roots of an equation, numerical integration, solution of simple ordinary differential equations and linear algebra equations. Sources of error when using arithmetic operations. Data structures, sorting and searching. Prerequisite: MATH 1426, CSE 1311, MATH 2425.

EE 2440. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS WITH LAB (3-3) For non-electrical engineering majors. Basic principles of R, L, and C components. Kirchhoff's laws, network analysis, loop and node equations, basic network theorems. Steady-state AC phasor analysis, operational amplifiers, filtering, and digital circuits. Concurrent laboratory experiments complement lecture topics. Prerequisite: MATH 2425, PHYS 1444.

EE 2446. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS II WITH LAB (3-3) Network theorems. Power, reactive power, resonance, circular loci, mutual inductance and transformers. Dependent sources, linear variational models, and introduction to two-port networks. Solution of differential equations using Laplace transform techniques. Introduction to transmission lines. Concurrent laboratory experiments complement EE 2315 and EE 2446 lecture topics. Prerequisite: EE 2315, EE 2347, MATH 2326.

EE 3302. FUNDAMENTALS OF POWER SYSTEMS (3-0) Introduction to power systems, three-phase circuit analysis, symmetrical components, transformer, polyphase induction motors, synchronous generators, synchronous motors, diode and diode circuits, thyristor and thyristor circuits, DC-DC switching converters, and DC-AC switching converters. Prerequisite: EE 2446. Corequisite: EE 3308.

EE 3308. ELECTROMAGNETICS II (3-0) Time varying electric and magnetic fields, Faraday's law, energy in a magnetic field, displacement current, Maxwell's equations and transverse electromagnetic waves; plane waves in an unbounded medium, waves in media with planar interfaces, boundary conditions, reflection and transmission, plane waves in lossless and lossy media; electromagnetic waves in a bounded medium, guided waves, wave guides, propagation modes; transmission lines, circuit models of transmission lines, transmission line equations, reflection at discontinuities, terminations, transient response, steady state waves on transmission lines, open and short circuited lines, power flow, impedance matching and the Smith chart. Prerequisite: EE 2307.

EE 3310. MICROPROCESSORS (3-2) Principles of operation for microprocessors, including assembly language programming, internal architecture of processors, timing analysis, and interfacing techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on hardware-software interactions, design of memory systems for microprocessors and utilization of programmable peripheral devices. Prerequisite: EE 3341, CSE 1311.

EE 3317. LINEAR SYSTEMS (3-0) Time-domain transient analysis, convolution, Fourier Series and Transforms, Laplace Transforms and applications, transfer functions, signal flow diagrams, Bode plots, stability criteria, and sampling. EE 3317 prerequisite: EE 2446 and MATH 3319. MAE 3317 prerequisite: MAE 3360.

EE 3318. DISCRETE SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS (3-0) Discrete-time convolution. Time and frequency domain analyses of linear time invariant systems. Stability analyses of causal and non-causal systems using the Z-transform. FIR digital filter design. Convolution via the discrete Fourier transform. Design of frequency selective IIR digital filters using frequency transformations and the bilinear transform. Prerequisite: EE 3317.

EE 3330. PROBABILITY AND RANDOM SIGNALS (3-0) Probability, random variables, functions of random variables, random signals, noise, response of linear systems to random inputs. Prerequisite: EE 3317.

EE 3341. DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN (2-3) Theory and design of digital logic circuits. Review of number systems and binary arithmetic. Boolean function theorems and minimization by algebraic and mapping methods, logic gates, arithmetic logic units, multiplexers/demultiplexers, analysis and synthesis of combinatorial logic circuits, ROM memories, synchronous and asynchronous state machines, hazards and races in pulse mode and fundamental mode state machines. Design and fabrication project utilizing digital integrated circuits. Laboratory consists of "proof of concept" experiments using digital components. Prerequisite: EE 2303.

EE 3444. ELECTRONICS II WITH LAB (3-3) Low and high frequency characteristics and circuit models for diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and field effect transistors (FETs). Analysis and design of full spectrum small signal BJT and FET circuits. Analysis and design of active filters, oscillators, feedback configurations, and multistage differential and operational amplifiers. Concurrent laboratory exercises in support of the topics covered in Electronics I and II. Prerequisite: EE 2303, EE 2446. Corequisite: EE 3317.

EE 4301. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND CONTROL (3-0) This course includes an introduction to synchronous machines, power flow analysis, short circuit analysis, power system controls, and the fundamentals of transient stability analysis. Prerequisite: EE 3302 or consent of instructor.

EE 4314. CONTROL SYSTEMS (3-0) Analyses of closed loop systems using frequency response, root locus, and state variable techniques. System design based on analytic and computer methods.Prerequisite: EE 3318.

EE 4315. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS (3-0) Overview of industrial robots. Principles of kinematics, dynamics, and control as applied to industrial robotic systems; robotic sensors and actuators; path planning; programming an industrial robot in the laboratory; survey of application of robots in manufacturing; and guidelines to robot arm selection. Also offered as EE 4315. EE Prerequisite: EE 4314. MAE Prerequisite: MAE 3318, 4310 (or concurrent enrollment). Advisor permission required.

EE 4318. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3-0) Discrete time convolution. Fast convolution using the fast Fourier transform (FFT). Amplitude and phase of digital filters. Stability analyses using the Z-transform. Design of finite impulse response (FIR) digital filters through windowing and optimization approaches. Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) digital filter design approaches using transformation and optimization. Prerequisite: EE 3317, EE 3318.

EE 4320. VLSI DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (3-0) Very Large Scale Integration circuit design and fabrication technology. MOS device models and integrated circuit design with mosfets. CAD tools for VLSI design. Processing models and process flow. MOS integrated circuits for linear, and large scale digital processing. Prerequisite: EE 3444.

EE 4327. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ANTENNAS (3-0) Basic theory of antennas with emphasis on design and engineering application. Prerequisite: EE 3308.

EE 4328. CURRENT TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3-0) To introduce current topics into the curriculum prior to the creation of permanent course numbers. A notice listing a descriptive course title, a course description, and the name of the instructor will be posted outside the departmental office each time the course contents are changed. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

EE 4329. PHYSICAL ELECTRONICS (3-0) Semiconductor device physics and models for integrated circuit design. Analog integrated circuit design with MOS and bipolar devices. Feedback amplifiers, differential stages, and operational amplifier design. CAD tools for analog circuit design. Integrated circuit manufacturing processes. Prerequisite: EE 3444.

EE 4330. FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (3-0) Examines analog and digital communication techniques including amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and pulse code modulation. Time domain and frequency domain multiplexing. Analog and digital noise analysis, information theory. Design of communications systems. Prerequisite: EE 3330.

EE 4331. DATA COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING (3-0) Data communications network planning, design, and analysis. The OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) layered model, interface standards, signals and protocols, modem and LAN (Local Area Network) standards. Prerequisite: EE 4330.

EE 4333. MODERN TELECOMMUNICATIONS (3-0) Basics of telecommunications and telephone networks, switching and transmission systems. Circuit and packet switching. Call processing. Common channel signaling systems. Queuing theory and applications. OSI-layered (Open Systems Interconnection) reference architecture. ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network ). Prerequisite: EE 4330.

EE 4334. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DESIGN (3-0) Design of digital systems using programmable logic devices and high-level techniques. The course emphasizes the understanding of state-of-the-art hardware devices as well as design and simulation tools. Various design options and compromises will be explored for typical tasks. Projects will be assigned to develop design proficiency. Prerequisite: EE 3310.

EE 4339. RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT DESIGN (3-0) Analysis of waves on ideal transmission lines, assorted practical transmission line systems, and hollow waveguides. Circuit theory for transmission line systems involving scattering parameters and the Smith chart. Microwave impedance matching techniques. Design of lumped element amplifiers from VHF to microwave frequencies. Real world microwave characterization techniques. Prerequisite: EE 3344 and EE 3308.

EE 4340. CONCEPTS & EXERCISES IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE (3-0) Integration of technical knowledge and skills with project planning, teamwork, and communication skills (written and oral). A project-oriented approach is used including the preparation of literature-based research reports, research proposals, product development proposals, and project management plans. Supporting topics: technical information resources, ethics, safety, intellectual property. Students will begin their engineering capstone design experience, including team formation, project selection, background research, and preparation of preliminary project plan. Prerequisite: COMS 3302 (formerly SPCH), EE 3308, EE 3310, EE 3318, EE 3330. Corequisite: ECON 2305.

EE 4349. ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT (3-0) A practicum resulting in the design, construction, and evaluation of a device or system, building on electrical or electronic knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, and incorporating appropriate engineering standards. The application of project management techniques in order to meet design specifications through the effective allocation of team resources, scheduling, and budgetary planning. The demonstration of the finished product/prototype through both oral presentation and a written project report. Mode of Instruction: Practicum. Prerequisite: EE 4340.

EE 4391. ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3-0) A research project under the direction of a faculty supervisor. May be taken as a technical elective with the permission of the department.