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BradJolly
Click to view contentThe previous blog post focused on generalized number bases – an essential concept of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) that is often not covered well at the high school level. Another area where pre-college preparation often falls short of college ECE expectations is the relationship between frequency, period, and wavelength for… (Show more)
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BradJolly
Click to view contentA motivated high school student can usually obtain appropriate high school math preparation for an electrical and computer engineering (ECE) or computer science course of study. Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus are widely available in many high schools, and these are mostly sufficient for a freshman engineering student.   However,… (Show more)
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BradJolly
Click to view contentIt is difficult for electrical and computer engineering (ECE) students to master the field’s many technical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms. While topics like resistance, capacitance, voltage, current, and power are typically covered in high school physics, freshman engineering students quickly find themselves studying mysterious concepts like… (Show more)
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Click to view contentOne challenging aspect of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) is that electrical current is inherently difficult to visualize. Mechanical engineers see things spin and bend; chemical engineers see color changes and crystallization, and civil engineers often work on huge projects that can be seen from airplanes. ECE students, on the other… (Show more)
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BradJolly
Click to view contentA previous blog post in this series highlighted the free circuits textbook from the Free Electrical Engineering Textbook Initiative. The initiative is a joint effort among experienced, highly respected professors from the Universities of Michigan, Utah, and California, Berkeley.   In addition to the circuits textbook, the initiative has produced… (Show more)
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BradJolly
Click to view contentThis is a follow-up to the previous post on how you can create CCDF charts quickly, and for free. That post ended with a nice-looking CCDF chart, shown below. Figure 1: CCDF Chart   While this chart is correct, it may be misleading to the reader, because the dramatic drop appears between -5 and -6. Although these current levels (1 to 10 µA)… (Show more)
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