About The Course
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I get a certificate after completing this class?
Yes, if you successfully complete the final.
- What is the format of the class?
In addition to the lecture videos, short quizzes will make sure you are on top of the material. Homework is an essential part of the course and will occur roughly once a week.
- Is there a textbook?
Yes!! The text, especially written for this course, is available online at Connexions. In addition to supplementing the course, the online book contains interactive exercises to probe your mastery of the course.
- What are the prerequisites?
Calculus, both differential and integral, is necessary. Previous familiarity with complex numbers is important, but not essential.
- How was the course designed?
This course covers virtually every topic in electrical engineering, but is more than a survey course. Topics are covered at some depth but not completely, preparing students for virtually any succeeding course in electrical engineering.
- How difficult is this course?
This course is routinely taken by second-year electrical engineering students at Rice as their first electrical engineering course. Its reputation can be summarized as “the hardest course I have ever taken but I learned a lot.”