ENGR 111B Lecture 1

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ENGR 111B Lecture 1

Reading: Chapter 5, 10.5,
10.6, Class notes

http://elearning.tamu.edu

ENGR 111B


Howdy


Welcome to Texas A&M


Congratulations


First day of class


No need to be nervous


Approach faculty, TAs, peer teachers for help


We are here to help you learn


Beginning of a long relationship

Outline


What is ENGR111B?


ENGR111B Administrivia


What is engineering?


Electrical Engineering


Computer Engineering


Contributions of EE/CE to society


EE/CE career paths

What is ENGR 111B?


Course designed especially for EE/CE students


Introduce engineering


Introduce practice of electrical & computer
engineering


Introduce some basic ideas of electrical &
computer engineering


Try some of these ideas out in the lab


Hands on experience


Team work


Have fun

Labs


Fun with Legobots


Build electronic circuits to make robot do
things

Lab Finale


Maze Contest


Design and build solution to have robot navigate
a maze as quickly and reliably as possible

ENGR 111B Administrivia


Instructors:


Mark Ehsani, Electrical and Computer
Engineering


ehsani@ece.tamu.edu, 845
-
7582, Zachry 216F


Steve Liu, Computer Science and
Engineering


liu@cse.tamu.edu, 845
-
8739, HRBB 502B


Hank Walker, Computer Science and
Engineering


walker@cse.tamu.edu, 845
-
5820, HRBB 305B

ENGR 111B TAs/Peer Teachers


Teaching Assistants


Billy Yancey III


billy.yanceyiii@gmail.com


Jay Chen


jaychen2010@tamu.edu


Yan Lu


sinoluyan@gmail.com


Peer Teachers


Philip Kelleher


Harsh Juneja


Jeff Terrell


Jason Bolden


Erika Cook


Sarin Regmi


Miguel Veliz

ENGR 111B Weekly Schedule


2 lectures of 50 minutes each


Taught by Professors


1 lab session of 1 hour 50 minutes


CVLB 416


Civil Engineering Lab Building


next to Pie R Square


28
-
40 students


TAs/Peer teachers/Professors


Evening help sessions in lab


Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30
-
8:30pm, maybe more


Starting second week

ENGR 111 Course Materials


Textbook:
Electrical Engineering
Uncovered

by White and Doering, 2
nd

ed.


Supplemental material on web


Class info on web


http://elearning.tamu.edu


Syllabus, slides, labs, homeworks


Exams, events


times, venues, etc.


Homeworks done online


Get familiar with the web site


ENGR 111 Course Grading


Three exams:


Exam1: 10/6 (in class)
-

15%




Exam2: 11/15 (in class)
-

15%


Exam3: 12/1 (8:15pm)
-

25%, comprehensive


Homeworks:


15% (10% Honors)


Labs:



30% (20% Honors)


Lab help sessions in the evening


Project:



15% (Honors only)


Departmental presentations


10/11, Tue, 7
-
9PM

ENGR111 Course Grading


Standard curve


May curve a little


Honors students


Project Component


Graded separately



What is Engineering?


Application of science and mathematics to
produce useful devices and systems


Applied science


Sometimes do basic science in order to
reach goals


Aerospace Engineering


Aerospace engineering addresses design,
construction, and operation of vehicles
that maneuver above the Earth's surface


Helicopters to aircraft and spacecraft


Application of physical sciences, mathematics
and computers


Source: U. of Michigan

Biomedical Engineering


Integrates engineering and biomedical
sciences to improve human health


Includes:


Understanding of living systems through the
application of experimental and analytical
techniques from engineering


Development of new devices, algorithms,
processes and systems that advance
biology and medicine

Source: Whitaker Foundation

Chemical Engineering


Engineering application of science of
chemistry


Fuel production, pollution control, recovery and
use of raw materials, material science


Hot issue: liquid fuels from biomass

Civil Engineering


Engineering of infrastructure such as
roads, bridges, buildings, water, sewer
systems


Environmental concerns (wind, fire,
earthquakes, energy use, recycling)


Industrial Engineering


Organization of industrial production,
logistics, manufacturing processes,
assembly lines, supply chain management


Closely related to business practices, heavy
use of computers and software

Mechanical Engineering


Study behavior of materials when forces
are applied to them


Example areas: mechanical design, energy
conversion, fuel and combustion technologies,
heat transfer, materials, noise control and
acoustics


Source: Purdue University

Petroleum Engineering


Exploration, production and refinement of
petroleum related products


Geophysics, acoustics, chemical engineering,
modeling

Electrical Engineering


Engineering with electricity, including
production of electricity, communications,
processing of signals and information,
electrical devices and circuits


Power generation, distribution, electronics


Communications


Signal and image processing


Analog and digital circuit design and testing


Semiconductor devices


Control systems

EE Power systems


Generation of Power


Distribution of Power


Reliability of Power


Power Electronics


Alternate Power generation


Hot issue: plug
-
in hybrid vehicles


EE Communications


Telephones, cell phones


Study of communication channel (wires,
air), different ways of communication,
maximization of channel use


Physical transmission of information,
encoding and decoding of information,
error correction

EE Signal and Image Processing


Voice, video, biomedical signals


Process the signals for transmission,
compression, detection


Analog voice


to digital data


Photos


to GIFs/JPEGs


Heartbeats


to ECG/EKG


Music


MP3


Video
-

MPEG

EE Analog and Digital Circuits


Design and testing of circuits


Digital circuits deal with 0/1 and analog
circuits deal with continuous values


CAD software for designing circuits


Components of phones, computers, DVD
players, CD players, TVs

EE Semiconductors


Design, manufacture of chips


Materials, electronic devices, mechanical
devices


Physics, chemistry, quantum mechanics

EE Control Systems


How to control systems?


What is observable, what is controllable


Applies to mechanical, manufacturing,
electrical systems

Computer Engineering


Engineering of electronic systems combining
hardware and software


Range from embedded systems to servers and
distributed systems


Example topics


Processor Design and Architecture


Design automation of digital circuits


Design and testing of digital circuits


Computer Networks


Fault tolerance, reliable systems


Memory systems, storage systems

CE Digital Circuit Design & Test


How to design digital circuits?


How to test them?


Improving manufacturing yield


Processor, memory, application specific,
network processors


Architecture, performance

CE Architecture


Processor, systems architecture


Interfacing with software


Realization in hardware


Performance enhancements


Energy efficiency


New applications

CE Systems


Higher building blocks


computers


Systems of computers, computer networks


Multiprocessor systems


Distributed systems

CE Electronic Design Automation


How to automate design and test tasks


Maximize design performance


Speed, energy efficiency, chip area, power, etc.


Maximize test performance


Max coverage at min cost


Diagnose what went wrong

EE, CE and CS

EE, CE and CS are closely related

Electrical Engineering

Hardware



Computer Science


Software

Computer

Engineering

Hardware &

Software

EE, CE and CS

EE/CE Contributions of Past Century


Electricity


Telephones, cell phones, TV


CD, DVD, MP3 players, game consoles


Computers, Internet


Satellite communications


ECG/EKG, MRI, pacemakers


Many now invisibly integrated into our lives

Importance of EE/CE to Society


2003 Northeast Power Failure


People couldn’t get home


no subway


No water in many bathroom sinks


electronic sensors


No sales


electronic cash registers


No entry for hotel guests


electronic keys


Built
-
in answering machines didn’t work (press 1 for…)


Some cell phones didn’t work


Traffic lights didn’t work


commutes longer


Gas pumps didn’t work


walk home


Throw food away


refrigerators didn’t work


Sleep outside


no A/C


No money


ATMs and credit cards didn’t work


Virtual Shutdown of normal life!!!!

EE/CE Career Paths


Employment in industry


Graduate School


research


Industrial/government research labs


Academic faculty


Law/business/medical school


Patent law


Engineering business/management


Doctor


Entrepreneur


start your own business



Summary


Welcome to A&M


Welcome to EE/CE


We are here to help you learn


Welcome to (hopefully) 4 productive and
enjoyable years of your life