Course Staff - Spring 2020

Section C:
MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
ECEB 2017
Professor:
Arijit Banerjee (arijit)
Office Hours: Mondays 5:00pm-6:00pm
Office: ECEB 4070
Section F:
MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm
ECEB 2017
Professor:
Richard Zhang (ryz)
Office Hours: Mondays 3:00pm-4:00pm
Office: ECEB 4056
Teaching Assistants:
Michael Wu (mcwu3)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am
Office: ECEB 3036
Qichen Jin (qjin4)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
Office: ECEB 4070
Graders:
Celine Chung (mwchung2)
Aditya Gupta (avgupta3)
Jake Pu (jpu3)
Sam Sitzmann (samuels7)

Course Resources

Textbook:
Power Circuits and Electromechanics (Paperback Version) by M.A. Pai, Stipes Publishing, Champaign.
Piazza:
Have an administrative or technical question? Ask on Piazza. Piazza will be used for all class discussions and most updates / announcements. Please be sure to check regularly.
Compass2g:
Check Compass2g for scores on quizzes, exams, and class participation.
Gradescope:
Quizzes and exams will be graded on Gradescope. Homework submissions via Gradescope. Late submissions incur a flat 50% penalty.

Evaluation

Quiz, exam, and participation scores will be posted on Compass2g
Midterm 1:
Confirmed. 7:00pm-, Thursday, February 27th
ECEB 1002 (Grainger Auditorium)
SOLUTIONS
25%
Midterm 2:
Confirmed. 7:00pm-, Thursday, April 9th
ECEB 1002 (Grainger Auditorium)
Canceled
25% 0%
Final:
Date, time, and location to be confirmed. Please verify in Course Explorer. We are currently exploring ways to conduct the final exam, more details to follow
35%
Quizzes Quiz 1-5:
Held during the first 15 minutes of lectures on Wednesdays (and occasionally Fridays), each comprising a single problem or question of a similar style to that week's homework.
The two lowest quiz scores will be dropped, so requests for make-up quizzes will usually be declined.
15%
Homework 6-11:
Due to the cancelation of Midterm 2, we will have more number of HWs. HW submission is through Gradescope. Please be careful with the HW deadlines. Any submission made after the designated date and time (CST) will be considered late and will incur a flat 50% penalty. We expect and trust that you will continue to show your academic integrity. It is okay to discuss with fellow students, but you have to submit your own solution.
25%
We will be offering up to 3% extra credit for class participation.
In-class:
Participation in-class, by instructor's discretion.
1%
Piazza:
0.1% for each endorsed question, 0.2% for each endorsed answer, for up to 1.5% total. The piazza scores are now 0.5% for each endorsed question/answer/note. The total piazza score is now uncapped, so you can earn your full 3% via this method alone.
1.5%*
Office hours:
0.1% for attending office hours in a given week, for up to 0.5% total over 5 different weeks.
0.5%

Grading

Grading is on an absolute scale. You will be compared against the following performance standard, and not to other students.

A:
88% and up (A- 88-90%)
B:
78% to 88% (B+ 85-88%, B- 78-80%)
C:
67% to 78% (C+ 75-78%, C- 67-70%)
D:
55% to 67% (D+ 64-67%, D- 55-58%)

We reserve the right to adjust these numbers downward (in the students' favor) but guaranteed that they will not be raised.

Assignments [Back to top]

Homework is not graded, but homework problems may appear in the weekly quizzes, which are graded. Homeworks 6-11 will be graded. Submit via gradescope. Late submissions incur a 50% flat penalty. Solutions are posted after that week's quiz has been taken by both sections.

Homework:
one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight - nine - ten - eleven
Solutions:
one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight - nine - ten - eleven
Stuck on a problem? Ask for help on Piazza.

Calendar & Lecture Notes [Back to top]

Entries marked "Banerjee Zhang" indicate days with regular lectures. Prof Banerjee's notes are posted on Piazza under "Resources". (3/23) Updated.

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
1/20
MLK day
1/21
1/22
Banerjee
Zhang
1/23
1/24
Banerjee
Zhang
1/27
Banerjee
Zhang
1/28
1/29
Quiz 1
Review
1/30
1/31
Banerjee
Zhang
2/3
Banerjee
Zhang
2/4
2/5
Quiz 2
Review
2/6
2/7
Banerjee
Zhang
2/10
Banerjee
Zhang
2/11
2/12
Quiz 3
2/13
2/14
Banerjee
Zhang
2/17
Banerjee
Zhang
2/18
2/19
Banerjee
Zhang
2/20
2/21
Quiz 4
2/24
Review
2/25
2/26
Review
2/27
Confirmed
Midterm 1
2/28
No class
3/2
Banerjee
Zhang
3/3
3/4
Banerjee
Zhang
3/5
3/6
Banerjee
Zhang
3/9
Banerjee
Zhang
3/10
3/11
Quiz 5
3/12
3/13
Banerjee
Zhang
(Video)
3/16
Spring
break
3/17
3/18
Spring
break
3/19
3/20
Spring
break
3/23
Banerjee
Zhang
(Video)
3/24
3/25
HW 6 due
Review
(Video)
3/26
3/27
Banerjee
Zhang
(Video)
3/30
Banerjee
Zhang
(Video)
3/31
4/1
HW 7 due
Review
(Video)
4/2
4/3
Banerjee
Zhang
(Video)
4/6
Banerjee
Zhang
(Video)
4/7
4/8
HW 8 due
Review
(Video)
4/9
4/10
Banerjee
Zhang
(Video)
4/13
Banerjee
Zhang
4/14
4/15
HW 9 due
4/16
4/17
Banerjee
Zhang
4/20
Banerjee
Zhang
4/21
4/22
HW 10 due
4/23
4/24
Banerjee
Zhang
4/27
Banerjee
Zhang
4/28
4/29
HW 11 due
4/30
5/1
Banerjee
Zhang
5/4
Review
5/5
5/6
Review
5/7
5/8

Past Exams [Back to top]

Exams with * behind them do not have answers

Exam 1

Exam 2

Final

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(c) 2020 R. Y. Zhang and A. Banerjee.