About the Course:
ECE 210 is the first mathematically oriented course in the electrical and computer engineering curricula. The course begins by building on the circuit analysis concepts you learned in ECE 110 and then progresses into the more abstract world of Fourier and
Exams will be combined for all sections of ECE 210 and 211. ECE 210 students will take three evening tests and a final exam. ECE 211 students will take just the first two tests. The second test will serve as the final exam for ECE 211 students. Times for the tests are 7:00-8:15 p.m., Thursday, Feburary 19, Thursday, March 19 and Thursday, April 23. To compensate for the evening tests, class will be canceled on the next day after each test. A make-up midterm exam will be held at 5:30 PM on the same day as the regular midterm in order to accommodate students who have conflicts with the regular time. Students needing to take the conflict exam should contact Prof. Waldrop to register at least one week prior to the exam. Students who have conflicts with both the 5:30 PM conflict exam and the regular 7:00 PM exam will require approval from the Dean in order to take a seperate make-up exam.
Hour Exam Regrades:
Students may request a regrade of their midterm in writing, whereby the nature of the suspected grading error or overlooked work is described in detail on a seperate page and stapled to the exam itself as a cover sheet. Regrade requests can be submitted to any course instructor or TA, but requests must be received within one week of the exam review session.
Absences from Hour Exams:
If you miss an hour exam due to illness, injury, family emergency or other reasons beyond your control, you will be asked to provide your professor with an absence letter from the Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students. Documentation which validates the absence is required by the Dean's Office to provide the absence letter. The absence letter will serve to verify the reason for your absence from the exam. Your ECE 210 professor will then take an appropriate action that may include offering an oral examination or written examination.
Exam Review Session Time:
Written assignments will be made weekly on the link "Homework Assignments and Homework/Exam Solutions" and will be due on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the homework mailbox which is located on the third floor of ECEB, next to the northeast stairs. The request for regrades must be written neatly on a plain white sheet of paper, stapled to the homework and must be dropped in the section homework box that they belong to within one week of the homework being returned. Late homework will receive NO CREDIT. The lowest homework mark will be dropped for 211 students and the lowest two homework marks will be dropped for 210 students. You can check your homework marks on Illinois Compass 2g.
Please visit the "Homework Assignments and Homework/Exam Solutions" link for information about the homework format and policy.
Labs (only ECE 210 students):
Five bi-weekly laboratory assignments will be given, beginning approximately three weeks after the semester starts (details to follow soon). More information about the labs on the following link: Lab Syllabus and Assignments
Required: Kudeki & Munson, Analog Signals and Systems Prentice Hall, 2009. Daily reading assignments are shown in the Course Calendar.
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