6.002 – Without Missing a Step

Posted on August 27, 2010

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Progress

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.

Summary

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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