EECS 16A. Designing Information Devices and Systems I

Catalog Description: This course and its follow-on course EECS16B focus on the fundamentals of designing modern information devices and systems that interface with the real world. Together, this course sequence provides a comprehensive foundation for core EECS topics in signal processing, learning, control, and circuit design while introducing key linear-algebraic concepts motivated by application contexts. Modeling is emphasized in a way that deepens mathematical maturity, and in both labs and homework, students will engage computationally, physically, and visually with the concepts being introduced in addition to traditional paper/pencil exercises. The courses are aimed at entering students as well as non-majors seeking a broad foundation for the field.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: MATH 1A and MATH 1B (1B may be taken concurrently); COMPSCI 61A (encouraged to be taken concurrently).

Fall: 3.0 hours of lecture, 2.0 hours of discussion, and 3.0 hours of laboratory per week
Summer: 6.0 hours of lecture, 4.0 hours of discussion, and 6.0 hours of laboratory per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

Class Schedule (Spring 2020):
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:29PM, Valley Life Sciences 2050 – Prabal Dutta, Thomas Courtade

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