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ECE 451A –Introduction to Physical Electronics (3 units)
Description: This course introduces the students to
the basics of physical electronics. The students are expected to learn: the motion of charged particles in vacuum, plasma, and solid state; the elements of electron optics, relativity and quantum mechanics; classical and quantum statistics; practical applications of Physical Electronics. They will also learn to research the literature on selected topics.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with: ECE 551A.
Usually offered: Spring
K. E. Lonngren, Introduction to Physical Electronics, Allyn and Bacon, Boston
By the end of this course, the student will understand
Two 75-minute lecture sessions per week.
a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (High)
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic
constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability,
and sustainability (Medium)
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (High)
g) an ability to communicate effectively (Medium)
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global,
economic, environmental, and societal context (Medium)
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (High)