6.002 – Without Missing a Step

Posted on August 27, 2010



I watched lecture #2.

I read chapter 2.1-2.5 & 3.1-3.3 of Foundations of analog and Digital Electronic Circuits.

I began homework #1.


To me, the most striking aspect of this part of the course is that it takes the time prove the correctness of every circuit analysis tool it presents.  And not only that; it shows how all the pieces are so elegantly symmetrical and complementary: the time derivatives of magnetic flux and charge density, Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law and Kirchhoff’s Current Law, resistance and conductance, elements in series and elements in parallel, length and cross-sectional area, voltage sources and current sources.  I learned a little about these things in college, but I didn’t learn how beautifully it all fit together on a mathematical level.

That’s all for now.  I’ve got homework to do.

Thank you for reading!

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Course citation: Agarwal, Anant, 6.002 Circuits and Electronics, Spring 2007. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 27 Aug, 2010). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Book citation: Agarwal, Anant, and Jeffrey H. Lang. Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Elsevier, July 2005. ISBN: 9781558607354.

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