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ECE 211

Course Summary

Title

Circuit Analysis I

Credits

4

Prerequisites

PHYS 151  General Physics I
MATH 132  Calculus II

Corequisites

MATH 331  Differential Equations

Other restrictions

Open to ENGIN, EE and CS-ENG majors

Components

LEC, DIS

Term(s) offered

Fall, Winter, Summer

Minimum grade needed to graduate

C

Course(s) that use this one as a prerequisite

ECE 212  Circuit Analysis II

Honors version / section

ECE 296H (1 cr)

Notes

  • The corequisite of MATH 331 should not be ignored, because the entire second half of the ECE 211 consists of applying differential equations to circuits. (Sometimes, students think that they should wait until later to take MATH 331.)

  • Courses offered in the winter and summer terms are administered by CPE (Continuing and Professional Education), which means there is a fee to enroll. For more information, go to the CPE website.

  • The winter version of ECE 211 is intended for students who have taken the fall version and earned below C. In addition:

    • Instructor permission is required (for the winter version).

    • Students do not need to be in Amherst to take ECE 211 during January.

    • Students do need to sign up for a secure testing service. In other words, you do not need to visit Marcus 8 to do secure testing. You will be able to do secure testing from anywhere you have internet access.

    • Scores on computer exercises carry over from the fall version of the course, although students are free to redo and resubmit as desired.

  • The summer version of ECE 211 is intended for students at other institutions who need a Circuit Analysis I course. Instructor permission is required. Students do not need to be in Amherst to take ECE 211 during the summer. They do need to sign up for a secure testing service.

  • It is impossible to finish both ECE 211 and ECE 212 over the summer, so it is recommended that BS-CSE and BS-EE majors wait until the fall to take ECE 211.

  • Students can take ECE 296H (1cr) in the fall or spring. Most take it in the spring after they have taken ECE 211. Contact Prof. Leonard for more information (leonard@ecs.umass.edu).



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