EECS 210
Electrical Engineering I


Fall 2000

Prerequisites: Math 116

Course Description: Introductory electrical engineering topics: audio signals and their
processing; basics of electricity; elementary circuit design and analysis. Frequency content of
signals, Fourier series, filtering. Analysis of resistive circuits. Steady-state response of circuits
of resistors, capacitors, inductors and operational amplifiers to sinusoidal signals (frequency
response). Laboratory experience with electrical signals and circuits.

0. Grades are available here for your perusal. Please report any inconsistencies to Prof. Hero (sec 001) or Prof. Stark (sec. 002).

1. The final on Dec. 20 has been moved to Central Campus: 1800 Chem, from 8:00-10:00AM. Two alternate makeup final exams have been scheduled for Dec. 15 from 4-6 PM in EECS 3437, Dec. 18 from 8-10AM in 1010 DOW, and in 1009 FXB from 10:30-12:30AM on Dec. 22. You need to have permission from Prof. Hero or Prof. Stark to sign up for either of these exams. Recall that the final is a multiple choice exam and you are allowed one sheet (both sides) of a cheat sheet.

2. Midterm 2 exam solutions are available below. Pick up your exam in lab.

3. Hwk 10 solutions are now available below in addition to sample final exams.

4. Graded Homeworks can be picked up in your lab. Below you will find .pdf links for downloading future homeworks.

5. See the interesting link to John Hopkins for an interactive introduction to signals and systems (linearity, time invariance, fourier series, etc).

6. For students who have dropped EECS210 and want to be removed from the mailing list they need to send email to with 'unsubscribe' in the subject field.

 Sec. 1: MWF 8:30-9:30, EECS1001 Sec. 2: MWF 12:30-1:30, FXB1109 
 Prof. Alfred Hero
4229 EECS Bldg. 
Prof. Wayne Stark
4110 EECS Bldg. 
Office Hours:
  Wed & Fri, 4:30 to 6:00 pm   Dec 18,19: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Or by appointment: call or send e-mail

Although each instructor has primary responsibility for his section, the lectures in both sections will be closely coordinated. Both sections will have the same homework, lab assignments, and exams. Students registered for a given lecture section cannot attend the alternate lecture section. 

Chief Lab Instructor:

Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Ganago
3219 EECS Bldg
Office Hours: M 9:00am-12:00
Room 2336 EECS Bldg, 615-0439
Teaching Assts: (TA Room-2420 EECS, 936-3526)
Xi Zhou,, Office Hours: Tuesday 5:30-6:30PM in 2336 EECS (210 lab), Wednesday 7:30-9:30PM in 2420 EECS.
Matt Ensley, Office Hours:Monday 4:30-5:30 and Wednseday 3:30-4:30 in the TA Room, 5:30-6:30 in the Lab, EECS 2336.
Stephen Lee,, Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00-5:00 in EECS 2420, Wednesday 5:30-6:30PM in lab EECS 2336.
Paul Pelzl,, Office Hours: Wednesday 11am-1pm (TA room) and Thurs. 5:30pm-6:30pm (Lab--Rm. 2336).
Kurt Rohloff,, Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am-12:00 in EECS2420, Wed. 5:30-6:30 in EECS 2336.
Mahesh Godavarti,, Office Hours: Monday 10:30-11:30, Tue. 2:30-4:30, EECS 2420;
Electric Circuits, 6th edition (Revised printing)
by J.W. Nilsson and S.A. Riedel
Also Required:
(a) EECS 210 Electrical Engineering I Lab Manual and Study Guide.
(b) EECS 210 Additional Course Notes.

Purchase these from The Michigan Union Bookstore, 530 South State St., or Grade A Notes at 1100 South University (741-9669).

e-mail mailing lists:
Important course announcements will be made via the class e-mail mailing list. It is essential that you enroll in this class list by sending e-mail as follows:
Section 1 and 2:, subject - subscribe
A test e-mail will be sent on 9/15. If you do not receive it, please contact your instructor.
Course Web Page:
Continuously updated... It is at Most handouts (e.g., homework and solutions), announcements, and corrections will be archived here.


Lab lectures and lab sessions will occur in alternate weeks beginning with a lab lecture during your lab period on the week of Sept. 13. Students must register for a specific lab section, and attendance is required at its specific session. See the Laboratory Manual for lab policies, especially those on page 2, "Any student missing a lab (not present in the lab) with no proper or reasonable excuse will get a "0" grade on that specific lab and will have his/her letter grade reduced by a full letter (for example, A- to B-). Any student missing two labs with no proper excuse will automatically get a failing grade (F) on the entire course."

Lab Schedule: .pdf


12 weekly homework problem sets will be assigned during the semester, each due on a week from the date assigned and to be handed in at class. The lowest homework score will be dropped in computing your grade. While collaboration on homeworks is permitted, the writeup of each homework must be done on your own. Homework must be stapled. Please remember to include your name and section number clearly on each page and to number the pages. If you want to refer to your homework during the week following the due date you should retain a photocopy.

Late Homework:

Late homework assignments will not be accepted.
3 closed book exams will be given during the semester outside of class period. There will be review sessions before each of these exams. The times and dates of these exams are listed below. No additional makeup exams will be administered. Note that the final exam dates and times for Sections 001 and 002 have been merged: there will be a common exam on Dec. 20. YOU NEED CONTACT YOUR INSTRUCTOR TO GET PERMISSION TO TAKE ANY MAKEUP EXAMS
Midterm I: Thurs. Oct 12, 6:00-8:00PM, 1311 EECS, 133 Chrys, 2150 DOW, 1012 FXB, 2233GGBL, 2315 GGBL and 2305 GGBL. Makeup: Wed. Oct. 11, 6:00-8:00PM, 1013 DOW.

Midterm II: Tue. Nov. 21, 6:00-8:00PM, Chrysler Auditorium, 1610 IOE, and 1109 FXB. Makeup: Mon. Nov. 20, 6:00-8:00PM, 1200 EECS.

Final Exam: (Secs. 01 and 02): Wed. Dec. 20, 8:00-10:00AM, 1800 Chem (central campus opposite UM Dental School). Makeups: Fri. Dec. 15, 4:00-6:00PM 3437 EECS, Mon. Dec. 18, 8:00-10:00AM 1010 DOW, and Fri. Dec. 22, 10:30-12:30, 1109 FXB (you need permission to take either of the makeups).

(plan ahead)
Final grades:
Will be weighted:
 Homework  5%
 Lab Reports  20%
 Lab Exam  3%
 Additional Lab Problems  1%
  Audio Lab  1%
 Midterm I  20%
 Midterm II  20%
 Final  30%
Sample exams:

Midterm 1 from W97 .pdf, W99 .pdf, F99 .pdf. Solutions to midterm 1 F99 .pdf,

Midterm 2 from F98 .pdf, W97 .pdf, F99 .pdf (Note error in solution to 1b: W=-0.731+j 0.183 = 0.754 at 165.945 degrees).

Final from W97 .pdf, F98 .pdf, F99 .pdf.

Honor code:

The College of Engineering honor code applies to all homework, labs and exams.
  • Honor Code.
  • Collaboration:
    The lab policy is stated on page 2 of the lab manual. The following policy applies to homework:

    All homework assignments are to be completed on your own. You are encouraged to consult with other students during conceptualization of a solution, but all written work, whether in scrap or final form, is to be generated by you working alone. Programs written for the homework are not to be shared. You are also not allowed to use, or in any way derive advantage from, the existence of solutions prepared in prior years. Violation of this policy is an honor code violation. If you have questions about this policy, please do not hesitate to contact an instructor.

    Late for lecture:
    Please be on time. Late arrivals disturb the lecturer and the students who are already seated. If you arrive late, please be quiet when entering.  Late arrivals cannot be allowed to detract from the learning environment. If they become a problem, late arriving students will not be allowed to enter the lecture hall.

    Notes in .pdf


    Homework 1 in .ps or in .pdf due on Wed. Sept. 13.
    Homework 2 in .pdf (Due Wednesday September 20 in class).
    Homework 3 in .ps or in .pdf (Due Wednesday September 27 in class).
    Homework 4 in .ps or in .pdf (Due Wednesday Oct. 4 in class).
    Homework 5 in .ps or in .pdf (Due Wednesday Oct. 11 in class).
    Homework 6 in .ps or in .pdf (Due Friday Oct. 20 in class).
    Homework 7 in .ps or in .pdf (Due Friday Oct. 27 in class).
    Homework 8 in .ps or in .pdf (Due Friday Oct. 3 in class).
    Homework 9 in .ps or in .pdf (Due Friday Nov. 10 in class).
    Homework 10 in .ps or in .pdf (Due Friday Nov. 17 in class).
    Homework 11 in .ps or in .pdf (Due Monday Dec. 4 in class).
    Homework 12 in .ps or in .pdf (Not graded. Do not turn in).

    Homework Solutions:

    Solution to Homework 1 in .pdf  
    Solution to Homework 2 in .pdf  
    Solution to Homework 3 in .pdf  
    Solution to Homework 4 in .pdf. Soln to Ex. 3.18 and 3.19 in revised printing .pdf.  
    Solution to Homework 5 in .pdf.
    Solution to Homework 6 in .pdf. Solutions to revised printing .pdf.  
    Solution to Homework 7 in .pdf.
    Solution to Homework 8 in .pdf.
    Solution to Homework 9 in .pdf. Revised Edition Ex. 9.23 in .pdf.
    Solution to Homework 10 in .pdf.
    Solution to Homework 11 in .pdf.
    Solution to Homework 12 in .pdf.

    Exam Solutions:

    Solution to Midterm 1 in .pdf F00 Midterm 2 solutions .pdf