BIOMEDE 211, Winter 2018

BIOMEDE 211 – Syllabus – W2018

Schedule

Date

Topic

Due

i

S

Reading

1/4

Introduction: I. Circuits, signals, and systems

     

1.1–2.4

1/9

Introduction: II. Potential, current, energy, conservation

   

 

 

1/11

Impedance: I. Resistors, capacitors, and inductors

     

9.5–9.7

1/16

Impedance: II. Complexities & realities

     

 

1/18

Nodal analysis: I. Conservation of mass & KCL

Homework I

8

8

2.1–3.3

1/23

Nodal analysis: II. Superposition

     

 

1/25

Mesh analysis: I. Conservation of energy & KVL

 

 

 

3.4–3.10

1/30

Mesh analysis: II. Superposition

     

 

2/1

Circuit Theorems: Thevenin & Norton

Homework II

8

16

4.1–4.9

2/6

Operational Amplifiers: I. The ideal

     

5.1–5.11

2/8

Operational Amplifiers: II. The real

Homework III

8

24

 

2/13

Review of material

     

 

2/15

Exam I

Exam I

12

36

 

2/20

The Laplace Transform: I. Basics & ODEs

     

15.1–16.7

2/22

The Laplace Transform: II. Its inverse & use

     

 

2/27

Break

     

 

3/1

Break

     

 

3/6

Circuits as ODEs: I. First-order

     

7.1–7.10

3/8

Circuits as ODEs: II. Second-order

Homework IV

8

44

8.1–8.12

3/13

System response: I. Basics and convolution

     

16.1–16.7

3/15

System response: II. Filters

 

 

 

14.1–14.3

3/20

System response: III. Filters & feedback

     

15.5–16.7

3/22

System response: IV. Feedback & control

Homework V

8

52

 

3/27

System response: V. Fourier series & transforms

     

17.1–18.8

3/29

Exam II

Exam II

12

64

14.7–14.11

4/3

Digital Circuits: I. Transistors

     

 

4/5

Digital Circuits: II. Logic

     

 

4/10

Digital Circuits: III. Communication

     

 

4/12

Digital Circuits: IV. Microprocessors

Homework VI

8

72

 

4/17

A philosophy of biomedical circuits and systems

Participation

8

80

 

4/25

Final Exam (1:30-3:30pm)

Final Exam

20

100

 

What was this class

“This class really opened my eyes to the field and confirmed that this is something I want to do. It was a very well taught course and I learned so much over one semester.”

“This class began as just another class I needed for my major, but ended up being a great motivator for me to further my knowledge of circuits and electronics.

“Prior to this class I was very insecure with my knowledge of electrical components. Fortunately, I had a fantastic time during lecture and this class has been my favorite college course by a long shot.”

 

 

Who were the students

“Awesome, determined, hardworking, the best!!”

“I, as a student, am a purveyor of the mechanisms of the world, as an engineer, the exploiter of the world, manipulating it to suit my goals.”

“Done with this class. 😐”

 

What were the times like?

“Tensions are still very high, and living in 1st world countries can skew our perspective. In general, we are still not living in a stable world.”

“We live in marginally stable times.”

“Nuclear arms are being disassembled at a faster rate than they are being built. Also, our healthcare is improving. In summary, more blood banks than bloodbaths.”

 

A book many of us read much of

“Something that resonated with me and I related it to my personal life was the stuff he said about the existence of supermarkets. They exist mainly for people to gain worldly pleasure not knowing that all the things are nothing but materialistic joy that will decay as death approaches.”

“I thought the conversation with Jack and his weird son in the car in the rain was hilarious.”

“A line that resonated with me is in the very beginning when he asks “who will die first?” between himself and his spouse. I don’t know why it sticks with me but my best guess is because in this millennial age marriage/dating are less common and I believe it is because people don’t want to live their life with a time stamp of their spouse’s death dictating it.”

 

Knights and knaves

Knights always tell the truth, knaves always lie.  

 

Am I a knight or a knave? [Instructor]

“A knave.”

“Cannot be determined.”

“You are not from that knave and knight island. So you are a traveler.”

“Knight. The class has been difficult but fair. You have let us know what is expected of us.”

 

Who are you? [Student]

“I hope I’m a knight or at least I try to be.”

“My parents always told me I can be whatever and whoever I want to be and I haven’t quite figured that out yet.”

“Just a girl trying to be happy.”

“A noble knight.”

 

Class playlist

  1. Ultimate” by Gogol Bordello
  2. Winter’s Day” by Blood Warrior
  3. The February Train” by Beat Circus
  4. Luna Park” by Sivan Talmor
  5. Early Mournings” by Birdmask
  6. Words I Never Said” by Lupe Fiasco
  7. Fascist Degradation” by Di Nigunim
  8. Get Up, Get Out” by The Weavers
  9. Happy” by C2C
  10. Somewhere in the Between” by Toh Kay