Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

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Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

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This course probes fundamental ideas in electrical engineering, seeking to understand how electrical signals convey information, how bits can represent smooth signals like music and how modern communication systems work.
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 11 reviews
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3 years, 11 months ago
I took this class as a refresher, and it was still quite challenging, in a good way (I graduated in EE 15 year ago!). This course review the theoretical fundamentals of electronics with a small emphasis on communication/RF methods (as opposed to power or control). The lecturer is very competent and very good at explaining complex topics. One small thing I disliked was that I spent hours on some assignment questions only because of a minor mistake in the algebra... So I guess I got Algebra & EE refreshed ;) 2-in-1! You should plan quite a bit of free time to fully benefit from this class.
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4 years, 1 month ago
This course presents a very comprehensive materials on EE. I took it as a refresher (having degree in Electrical Engineering). Very precious video lectures and slides. All homeworks doesn't count toward scoring, but they're amazing. I like it with not many multiple choice. Scoring is determined solely by the final exam.
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4 years, 6 months ago
One of my most favorite classes and professor ever. Cant wait for the Lab course coming up in spring.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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5 years ago
This was by far the hardest class I took on Coursera but it felt so good to be challenged like this again! I have a background in Computer Sciences and some amateur electronics experience (including an amateur radio extra license). I wanted to get some theory to strengthen my understanding of electric signals, radio waves, etc. It exceeded my expectations. Professor Don Johnson excels at explaining those complicated concepts and he slowly walked us from basic trigonometry to signal propagation with a glimpse of maxwell equations. I had several ha-ha moments in this class. I am afraid I will quickly forget some of the maths without practice but I know many concepts will stay. Amongst my favorites moments: * Demonstrating why impedance works and now knowing why it can only work for sine-shaped signals * Superposition principle: first used to simplify analysis of circuits with two sources and then later applying it to radio signals (bec... This was by far the hardest class I took on Coursera but it felt so good to be challenged like this again! I have a background in Computer Sciences and some amateur electronics experience (including an amateur radio extra license). I wanted to get some theory to strengthen my understanding of electric signals, radio waves, etc. It exceeded my expectations. Professor Don Johnson excels at explaining those complicated concepts and he slowly walked us from basic trigonometry to signal propagation with a glimpse of maxwell equations. I had several ha-ha moments in this class. I am afraid I will quickly forget some of the maths without practice but I know many concepts will stay. Amongst my favorites moments: * Demonstrating why impedance works and now knowing why it can only work for sine-shaped signals * Superposition principle: first used to simplify analysis of circuits with two sources and then later applying it to radio signals (because Maxwell equations are linear ;) * Finally understanding how a Fourier transform works and really grasping it through lots of exercises on the subject * Why we now have digital everywhere and why it is replacing analog transmissions * Understanding why a Software-Defined-Radio needs an I/Q (inphase+quadrature) output of the signal And so much more ... I highly recommend it but be warned, you will be challenged, you will have to seriously brush up your maths, and it will remain challenging all the way through the 12 weeks. I think I easily spent 10 hours a week on this course after week 3. I have only one critic: the grading system really did not work that well for maths equations. The formulas are often very complicated and can be expressed in different forms. Sometimes you would have the right answer but it would not be accepted because the grader expected something different. The forums helped a lot but I really hope this improves for the next session. One final advice: use the textbook. I only started looking at it at week 4 or 5 and I should have started earlier. Thank you so much professor!
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5 years, 2 months ago
I really want to express my absolutely highest admiration for the level of knowledge transfer and level of creating understanding for the subjects teached at the Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering course on Coursera by professor Don H. Johnson. It is one of the best courses I have ever seen and experienced in my life. It really lets you understand things and basically everything becomes really clear.
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