EE 16A: Designing Information Devices and Systems I
EE 16A: Designing Information Devices and Systems I (Spring 2015, UC Berkeley). Instructors: Prof. Claire Tomlin, Dr. Gireeja Ranade, Prof. Vivek Subramanian, Prof. Elad Alon, and Prof. Babak Ayazifar. The EECS 16 series (Designing Information Devices and Systems) is a pair of freshman-level courses introducing students to EECS, with a particular emphasis on how we deal with systems interacting with the world from an information point of view.
Mathematical modeling is an important theme throughout these courses and students will learn many conceptual tools along the way. Throughout this series, generally applicable concepts and techniques are motivated by and rooted in specific exemplar application domains. Students should always understand why you are learning something.
In EECS 16A in particular, we are going to use the application domains of imaging and tomography, touchscreens, GPS and localization, and wireless communication to motivate and inspire. Along the way, we will learn the basics of linear algebra and more importantly, the linear-algebraic way of looking at the world. Our emphasis will be on modeling and using linear structure to solve problems, not on how to do computations.
We will learn about linear circuits not just as a powerful and creative way to help connect the physical world to what we can process computationally, but also as an exemplar of linearity and as a vehicle for learning how to do design. Circuits also provide a very concrete setting in which to learn the key concept of "equivalence" - an important aspect of abstraction.
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EE 16A: Designing Information Devices and Systems I (Spring 2015) Instructors: Prof. Claire Tomlin, Dr. Gireeja Ranade, Prof. Vivek Subramanian, Prof. Elad Alon, and Prof. Babak Ayazifar. Lecture Notes. References. |