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6.002x: Circuits and Electronics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Electrical Engineering
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 16 weeks long

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Overview

*Note - This is an Archived course*

The course introduces engineering in the context of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS transistors; digital abstraction; amplifiers; energy storage elements; dynamics of first- and second-order networks; design in the time and frequency domains; and analog and digital circuits and applications. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course.

Weekly coursework includes interactive video sequences, readings from the textbook, homework, online laboratories, and optional tutorials. The course will also have a midterm exam and a final exam.

FAQ

Will the text of the lectures be available?
Yes, transcripts of the course will be made available.

Do I need to watch the lectures live?
No. You can watch the lectures at your leisure.

What are the prerequisites?
You should have a mathematical background of working with Differential Equations and a physics background through AP level Electricity and Magnetism.

I don't have the prerequisites, can I still take the course?
We do not check students for prerequisites, so you are certainly allowed to try. However, 6.002x does depend on previous experience with electricity and magnetism, and differential equations. If you do not know those subjects before taking the class, you will have to learn them over the semester, which can be an extremely difficult task.

This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course.

Taught by

Anant Agarwal, Gerald Sussman, Piotr Mitros, Chris Terman and Khurram Afridi

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Anonymous
5.0 6 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This was a terrific class that teaches the fundamentals of circuit analysis, including resistors, capacitors, inductors and with a particular focus on MOSFET transistors and their applications to amplifier circuits and digital logic circuits.

The basic toolbox of analysis methods which are presented includes analysis of passive circuit elements in the time domain using the fundamental device current-voltage relationships for passive devices. This then allows for the analysis of resistive networks, resistor-capacitor circuits and finally RLC circuits as well, in the time domain. He…
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5.0 5 years ago
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This was my first online class and I still consider it THE benchmark for what a great MOOC experience should be. Dr. Agarwal's passion for teaching really comes through in his ah-ha moments and other fun distractions that help make learning a tedious subject fun and engaging. The course also includes challenging homework assignments and a breadboard simulator too. One of my favorite parts of the course was discussing the lectures with friends on the forums.

The course combines RLC circuit theory with digital concepts which helps break it up into digestible chunks. My one knock is we did spend a lot of time on mosfets. If you want a thorough anlog and digital circuits introduction this is the best.
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Anonymous
5.0 6 years ago
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I watched these lectures on MIT's OCW as a supplement to a circuits and devices course at Penn State University -- University Park (EE 210). These lectures helped reinforce (and, at times, clarify) the most important concepts in my course. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous
5.0 6 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Of the 5 courses I've taken on edx and coursera, this was the Gold Standard. Everything was done right. The lectures were exceptional with annotated and clean lecture slides. The homework, exams, and labs are both challenging and instructive. Course administration was well managed. (Took spring 2012)
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Anonymous
5.0 6 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Wow! What an amazing effort. I am a university professor, taking this course to learn about MOOCs. I cannot express how much I admire Prof. Agarwal and his team for putting this superb course together and offering it for free to the world.
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Anonymous
5.0 6 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is the one I currently rank above all the other online courses I have taken. The lectures were clear and interesting. The problem sets were the right difficulty and very insightful. Some work does need to be done on the homework page layout and input of formulas. They may have fixed that in the current iteration (I took the initial March-June 2012 class). Excellent course.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Brilliant course, brilliant lecturer. Difficult concepts were broken down into manageable portions. I cannot recommend it more. The pace was right and contents were right too.
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Jeffrey C
5.0 4 years ago
by Jeffrey completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very hard.
One of my first MOOCs! Fast paced, difficult course that is very rewarding if you manage to get through it. The interactive labs were great!
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Jagdish J
5.0 3 years ago
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Best best best best best best best best best best best best when I take this course this is also my aha moment
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Anonymous
4.0 5 years ago
Akshay completed this course.
A good course in electronics with lab experience of one of the top class ever.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
My first MOOC, and the prototype for edx.

Outstanding!
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Bhuvan N
4.0 3 years ago
by Bhuvan completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
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Anonymous
1.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Anant has une grosse bite as we say in French, so you really should check by yourself if you are interested.
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