ELEC 1908 --An introduction to Engineering Physics. A overview of the field of engineering physics is given in this course. Lecture material covers classical physics, differential equations, numerical analysis of differential equations, quantum mechanics, and optoelectronics. The students will complete labs  and assignments in numerical analysis and the use of a commercial electrostatic simulation tool and do an project involving the simulation and experimental analysis of a chaotic circuit.

Course Requirements:

TSE (from ECOR 1010 pass/fail)
Fridays at 14:35-15:25 Room AT-102.

You have to go to these lectures (from a different professor) and take a short test at the end of term on the material. You need to pass this test!

Assignments/projects 100%

Writing A Report

Sample Assignment

IEEE Style Guide for citations

Course outline

The first class/meeting will be Jan 9, Tues. 1:30 in ME-3174.

All subsequent meeting times for the class are Monday 1:30-5:30 (Room MC-6030) and Friday 1:30-2:30 (TSE component. Room: AT 106). The class times scheduled for Tue/Thu/Fri 1:30-2:30 are available for you to work on your labs and assignments. I will be available during that time as well as the TA.

A detailed week-by-week breakdown follows:

Week Mon. Lecture 1:30-2:30 (MC 6030) Mon Lab 2:30-5:30 (MC-6030)
Jan 9 (Tues. ME-3174) Orientation Calendar: Engineering Physics Courses and PreReqs Tree Differential Equations and Classical Physics No Lab
Jan 15 Matlab Intro Instructions Sounds From Matlab
Jan 22 Latex Lecture Assignment 1 Old Assignment Overleaf
Jan 29 Quantum Mechanics Introduction Assignment 1
Feb 5 PDE Field modeling Matlab Heat flow Quantum Demos using numerical analysis
Game of Life Intro: Game of Life
Assignment Small program Full program Hints and Pseudocode
Feb 12 Quantum and MEMS and NanoTech Game of Life
Feb 19 Reading week Reading week
Feb 26 Ansys introduction Ansys lab
March 5 Field Solvers Ansys Lab (Due March 12 2018)
March 12 Spice Lecture Spice Lab
March 19 Chaos and Determinism Chaos Lab Chaos Material Double Pendulum Video
March 26 No Lecture Chaos Lab
April 2 Optical Systems And Fabrication
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Labs: 1st lab is a Matlab introduction. 2nd/3rd lab you will learn Latex and use Matlab for plotting. Labs 4-5 are for the Game of Life assignment. Lab 6 is on the numerical solution of Maxwell's equations, 7th lab is on Spice simulation, Final two labs are for experimental study of deterministic chaos.

TA: Colin Fernandes

Course Content Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Describe the relationship between Classical and Modern Physics
  2. Present a basic understanding of Quantum Mechanics and its implications
  3. Understand the importance of differential equation to Physics and Engineering
  4. Do basic matlab programming
  5. Use Latex
  6. Use Spice for simple circuits
  7. Describe the physics of carrier flow in semiconductors.
  8. Use Maxwell-2D and understand the use in general of physical simulators
  9. Have basic lab and bread boarding skills
  10. Have an understanding of what Engineering Physics is and an overview of the program. Have a an understanding of the role of engineering in society and the importance of health and safety.