What you should know coming into ESE370

ESE370 builds on a basic understanding Boolean logic from ESE150. The course will largely assume you
are expert at the following:
• Ohm's Law (V=IR)
• Capacitor and Inductor I-V relationships (I = C dV/dt, V = L dI/dt)
• Capacitor charge (Q=CV)
• Power (P=IV) and Energy (P = dE/dt)
• Parallel and Series resistors (how to calculate equivalent resistance)
• Parallel and Series capacitors (how to calculate equivalent capacitance)
• Kirchoff's Current and Voltage Laws (KVL/KCL)
• Parallel plate capacitor (C=epsilon A/d)
• Resistance (R=rho L / A)
• RC step response
• Steady-state behavior of capacitors and inductors
• DeMorgan's Law
• Completing a truth table for a Boolean logical expression (and, or, not, xor, nor nand)
• Turning a Boolean logical expression into a gate-level implementation
are familiar with the following:
• Identifying the logical expression implemented by a gate-level implementation
• Optimizing a gate-level implementation (including Karnaugh Maps)
• nand gate universality
If you are rusty about any of this (or it seems unfamiliar), you should definitely take time to review it immediately before you fall behind. The more of a head start you have, the better you'll be able to keep up with the incredibly fast pace of the course. If you don't know where to start, do not hesitate to discuss with a TA.
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