Two midterms in one week with a lab and couple of homework assignments. Toss in your oldest son becoming a Boy Scout, plus dad and step mom coming into town, oh and then my wife gone for the weekend to a knitting convention and me left with the three kids…
For some reason, I missed my Friday update.
Last Monday I had my EEE 335 Random Signal Analysis and I did pretty well. I missed one. Each question was worth 8 points, 15 questions so 120 points possible. The exam is only graded out of 100 points so right now I’ve got 12 extra credit points. Not bad. After Monday, I honestly ignored EEE 350 all week.
Thursday, I took my EEE 335 midterm and feel like I got my butt kicked. I should have started sooner and just wasn’t as prepared as I should have been. As of Sunday, no results have been posted so hopefully it isn’t as bad as I fear. Guess we will see what happens.
In addition to the midterm. Lab 3 on various CMOS Circuits took up a bit of time. It was initially due on Monday 2/26, but got pushed back a week. Luckily I had just finished up the lab, when I saw the announcement.
EEE 335 Digital and Analog Circuits is now moving into Analog circuits. I just started watching the various lectures and so far it’s been a nice review of some of the EEE 334 topics. I’m sure it will get much more complicated very soon.
EEE 333 – Hardware Programming Languages had three lectures last week covering Finite State Machines in Verilog and Test Benches. Pretty interesting topics and picked up a few neat tricks in the test bench lectures. The homework for the week had us working with counters, different latches and flip flops. This class is definitely a lot of work and students can’t wait until the night before to get started on assignments.
Lastly, I registered for classes on Friday for the Fall Semester. I had initially been thinking of taking the summer off to find an internship, but I really want to be done with school. I have decided to take EEE 352 – Properties of Electronic Materials this summer. In the Fall –
- EEE 360 Energy Systems and Power Electronics
- EEE 436 Fundamentals of Solid State Devices
- EEE 463 Electrical Power Plants
- EEE 488 Senior Design Laboratory I
It’s going to be even busier, but provided I can make it through the summer and fall, and the four classes in the Spring I’ll be done in May 2019! I’m looking forward to the Senior Design Lab course, but first things first. I’ve got to do better in EEE 335 and pass the courses in front of me.