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A first course in electrical and computer engineering
Title:
A first course in electrical and computer engineering
Publication Information:
Houston, Tex. : Connexions, Rice University, 2009-

Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library.

©2009-
Physical Description:
1 online resource : illustrations.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Open textbook library.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. Complex Numbers -- 2. The Functions e^x and e^j -- 3. Phasors -- 4. Linear Algebra -- 5. Vector Graphics -- 6. Filtering -- 7. Binary Codes -- 8. An Introduction to MATLAB -- 9. The Edix Editor -- 10. Useful Mathematical Identities
Abstract:
"This book was written for an experimental freshman course at the University of Colorado. The course is now an elective that the majority of our electrical and computer engineering students take in the second semester of their freshman year, just before their first circuits course. ... Throughout this book we have used MATLAB programs to illustrate key ideas. MATLAB is an interactive, matrix-oriented language that is ideally suited to circuit analysis, linear systems, control theory, communications, linear algebra, and numerical analysis. MATLAB is rapidly becoming a standard software tool in universities and engineering companies. (For more information about MATLAB, return the attached card in the back of this book to The MathWorks, Inc.) MATLAB programs are designed to develop the student's ability to solve meaningful problems, compute, and plot in a high-level applications language. Our students get started in MATLAB by working through “An Introduction to MATLAB,” while seated at an IBM PC (or look-alike) or an Apple Macintosh. We also have them run through the demonstration programs in "Complex Numbers". Each week we give three classroom lectures and conduct a one-hour computer lab session. Students use this lab session to hone MATLAB skills, to write programs, or to conduct the numerical experiments that are given at the end of each chapter. We require that these experiments be carried out and then reported in a short lab report that contains (i) introduction, (ii) analytical computations, (iii) computer code, (iv) experimental results, and (v) conclusions. The quality of the numerical results and the computer graphics astonishes students. Solutions to the chapter problems are available from the publisher for instructors who adopt this text for classroom use."--Open Textbook Library.
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