EE 302 – Introduction to Electrical Engineering
This course provides an introduction to some of the central elements of electric circuits, their application, and related issues. Topics covered will include the following: the scientific method, and general tools and approaches for problem-solving and analysis; fundamental physical phenomena and their connection to electrical systems; analysis and applications of analog resistive circuits, including Kirchhoff’s Laws, nodal and mesh analysis, Thévenin and Norton equivalents, and operational amplifiers; and technological, societal, and ethical issues that arise in electrical engineering. Substantial teamwork experience is included in the laboratory component of this course. The course will help students to build and understand the intellectual foundations that underlie much of electrical engineering, and to establish and appreciate connections between electrical engineering and basic sciences, mathematics, and liberal arts.
EE 396V – Quantum Information Hardware
This course will be an introduction to the hardware used for quantum information processing, from an applied physics perspective. The course covers the physical requirements for a hardware platform to process quantum information and describes various current hardware platforms such as superconducting quantum circuits, atomic systems, solid-state spins and optical photons.