EECS16B, Designing Information Devices and Systems II

Spring 2022

Scheduling Updates

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Schedule

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Week Date Lecture Topic Section Lab Homework
1
01/18 Tu Computing: Transistors and Logic
Written Notes
Live QA
YouTube Link
(Note 0A) (Note 0B)

Syllabus
Lab Note 0: Succeeding in 16B Labs

Homework 00
(Due 01/25 Tu)
Prob PDF

Sol PDF
Self Grade

01/20 Th Computing: Transient Analysis, Intro to Differential Equations
Written Notes
Live QA
YouTube Link
(Note 01)
Section 00B (Wed)
Gavin's Recording
Gavin's Notes

Prob PDF
Sol PDF
2
01/25 Tu Signal Processing: First-order Circuits, General Scalar Differential Equations
Written Notes
Live QA
YouTube Link
(Note j) (Note 02)
Section 01A (Mon)
Gavin's Recording
Gavin's Notes

Prob PDF
Sol PDF
Lab 1: Introduction to Simulation
Lab ZIP File
Lab DataHub Link
Lab Note 1

Homework 01
(Due 01/28 Fr)
Prob PDF


01/27 Th Signal Processing: Second-order Circuits, Vector Differential Equations (VDEs) Section 01B (Wed)

Prob PDF
3
02/01 Tu Signal Processing: Diagonalization to Solve VDEs and Intro to Inductors Section 02A (Mon)
Lab 2: Analog & Digital Interfaces

Homework 02
(Due 02/04 Fr)


02/03 Th Signal Processing: Inductors, RLC Circuits, Complex Numbers Section 02B (Wed)

4
02/08 Tu Signal Processing: Phasors and RLC Circuit Analysis Section 03A (Mon)

Lab 3: Motion & Speed Sensing

Homework 03
(Due 02/11 Fr)


02/10 Th Signal Processing: Frequency Response and Bode Plots Section 03B (Wed)

5
02/15 Tu Signal Processing: Frequency Response of RLC Circuits Section 04A (Mon)

Lab 4: Voice Sensing Part 1

Homework 04
(Due 02/18 Fr)


02/17 Th Signal Processing: Frequency Response of RLC Circuits and Applications Section 04B (Wed)

6
02/22 Tu Buffer Week

Homework 05
(Due 02/25 Fr)


02/24 Th Section 05B (Wed)

7
03/01 Tu Section 06A (Mon)

Lab 5: Voice Sensing Part 2

Homework 06
(Due 03/04 Fr)


03/03 Th Section 06B (Wed)

8
03/08 Tu Section 07A (Mon)

Lab 6: System Identification

Homework 07
(Due 03/11 Fr)


03/10 Th Section 07B (Wed)

9
MT, March 14, 7-9 PM PST
03/15 Tu Section 08A (Mon)

Buffer Week

Homework 08
(Due 03/18 Fr)


03/17 Th Section 08B (Wed)

10
03/22 Tu Spring Break (No Lecture) No Lab



03/24 Th Spring Break (No Lecture)
11
03/29 Tu Section 09A (Mon)

Lab 7: Controls Part 1

Homework 9
(Due 04/01 Fr)


03/31 Th Section 09B (Wed)

12
04/05 Tu Section 10A (Mon)

Lab 8: Controls Part 2

Homework 10
(Due 04/08 Fr)


04/07 Th Section 10B (Wed)

13
04/12 Tu Section 11A (Mon)

Lab 9: Classification

Homework 11
(Due 04/15 Fr)


04/14 Th Section 11B (Wed)

14
04/19 Tu Section 12A (Mon)

Lab 9: Classification

Homework 12
(Due 04/22 Fr)
04/21 Th Section 12B (Wed)

15
04/26 Tu Section 13A (Mon)

Lab 10: Integration

Homework 13
(Due 04/29 Fr)
04/28 Th Section 13B (Wed)

16
Final, May 13, 7-10 PM PST
05/03 Tu RRR Week Section 14A (Mon)

Buffer Week

05/05 Th RRR Week Section 14B (Wed)

Lab Notes

Reading to accompany labs. This table will be updated as time passes.

Calendars

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Discussion Schedule

Please note the important information below the table, which describes various section details.

Monday Discussion Schedule
Time Monday
9am-10am Gavin
[88 Dwinelle]
10am-11am Gavin
[155 Donner Lab]
11am-12pm Isabella
[60 SOCS]
Maxwell
[241 Cory]
12pm-1pm Ben, Divija
[222 Wheeler]
Sally
[102 Wheeler]
Neelesh
[20 SOCS]
Gavin
[60 SOCS]
1pm-2pm Jichan
[108 Wheeler]
2pm-3pm Risheek (no 16A)
[204 Wheeler]
Druv
[20 Wheeler]
Isabella
[102 Wheeler]
3pm-4pm Druv (CS Scholars)
[20 Wheeler]
4pm-5pm Sally
[204 Wheeler]
5pm-6pm Jichan
[108 Wheeler]
6pm-7pm
7pm-8pm Gavin, Ben
[Online]
Wednesday Discussion Schedule
Time Wednesday
9am-10am Gavin
[88 Dwinelle]
10am-11am Gavin
[155 Donner Lab]
11am-12pm Isabella
[60 SOCS]
Maxwell
[241 Cory]
12pm-1pm Rohit
[222 Wheeler]
Tanmay
[102 Wheeler]
Neelesh
[20 SOCS]
Gavin
[60 SOCS]
1pm-2pm Tanmay
[108 Wheeler]
2pm-3pm Risheek (no 16A)
[204 Wheeler]
Rohit
[20 Wheeler]
Isabella
[102 Wheeler]
3pm-4pm Anish (CS Scholars)
[20 Wheeler]
4pm-5pm Anish
[204 Wheeler]
5pm-6pm Tanmay
[108 Wheeler]
6pm-7pm
7pm-8pm Gavin, Ben
[Online]

Note: Monday and Wednesday discussion sections cover different material, and you should attend Discussion A and Discussion B each week. You can attend any of the discussions in the table above. Scroll horizontally to view the tables, and see below for information on how to read the tables.

Note that more details about sections (Out of Order, No 16A, CS Scholars, etc.) can be found in the google calendar above.

We offer different styles of discussion sections.

  • Standard (light blue) [1 hour sections]
  • Slow-Paced (dark blue) [2 hour sections]
  • Online (purple-pink)
  • Freshman (red)
  • Math 54 [No circuit background] (yellow)
  • CS Scholars (green)
  • Out of order [Took upper div before 16B] (orange)

Resources

Piazza: ask questions here.
Homework Practice: These Practice Sets typically contain questions which are intended to be approachable after watching lecture and attending discussion. They are not necessary at the difficulty-level of exam questions, but are a good way to check fundamentals and review concepts.

16A: Reviewing for 16B

Extra Reference Material

Lab

Video Notes

Controls

Selected Summer 2020 Worksheets and Solutions

Fall 2019

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Past Exams

Past exams vary in scope from semester to semester, and may include topics that are not in scope for the current semester or module. Unavailable exams are indicated by N/A. In-scope topics for the current semester will be posted on Piazza about a week before the corresponding exam.
Exams with a gray background are from a time when circuits were taught differently. Exams with an orange background are multiple-choice format exams from pandemic semesters.

Semester Midterm 1 Midterm 2 Final Other
fa21 N/A N/A N/A
sp21 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
su20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
sp20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
fa19 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
sp19 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
fa18 pdf, sol pdf, sol N/A
sp18 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa17 pdf, sol sol N/A
sp17 pdf, sol pdf, sol N/A
fa16 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
sp16 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol

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