# 0. Introduction to electrical Engineering

## 0.0 myself

### my subjects

• Electrical Engineering I/II
• Introduction to Digital Systems
• Circuit Design
• Elektronik Labor (German, Electronics Laboratory)
• Microcontrollertechnik (German, Microcontroller Technology)
• Elektronische Systeme (German, Electrical Systems)

### further connections

• Laborarbeit (mixed, Laboratory work)
• Bachelor-Seminararbeit (mixed, Student Research Project for Bachelor)
• Bachelor-Thesis (mixed)
• Master Seminararbeiten (mixed, Student Research Project for Master)
• Master Thesis (mixed)
• Promotions-Thesis (mixed)

## 0.2 What should you bring with you?

### General

• Ability to engage with abstract issues
• Motivation to learn not only during lectures but also lecture-accompanying
• The secret of „to be able“ lies in „to want“

### Mathematics/Physics

• Understanding of physical problems
• Vectors
• Linear systems of equations/matrices
• Differential and integral calculus
• complex numbers

## 0.3 Sources for "Aftermath"

 G Hagmann Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, \substack{\tiny{\begin{align} & \text{AULA-Verlag} & \\ & \text{about the same level as the course; covers ET1 and ET2 (German) } & \end{align} }} V Hacker, et al Electrical Engineering - Fundamentals: \substack{\tiny{\begin{align} & \text{A great, compact textbook covering about the same range as this course.} & \\ & \text{(Use University VPN to get the textbook) } & \end{align} }} F T Ulaby, et al Circuit Analysis and Design \substack{\tiny{\begin{align} & \text{is a beautifully written and illustrated textbook with the same range of topics like this course.} & \\ & \text{(It is also free to download and used in many US universities.) } & \end{align} }} $\quad \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad$ Online Simulator by Falstad $\tiny{\substack{\text{It is a good idea to illustrate electrical engineering principles via simulations. A nice possibility is the Falstad Simulator. There, under the menu item "Circuits", you can find a wide variety of setups.}}}$ MEXLE-Wiki

## 0.4 Scared by the topics in the first week?

• Use the Maths Learning Centre (further down the link).
• Try to do as many exercises as possible
• Try to stick with it and study and read in a timely manner. The semester picks up quickly…
• Form study groups / join study groups.

BUT: first try the exercise yourself and get creative, then ask fellow students!

## Further information on EE1

### Tutorials

• 1 Tutor
• Discord (probably)
• Please give feedback as soon as possible

### Written exam EE1

• Time: 60 minutes
• allowed aids in the exam:
• pocket calculator
• 1 double-sided sheet DIN-A4 handwritten formulary
(or 2 one-sided sheets)
• Note: A legible and comprehensible calculation process must be available for each result.

## 0.6 Further information on EE2

### Written exam EE2

• Time: 120 minutes
• allowed aids in the exam:
• pocket calculator
• 2 double-sided sheets DIN-A4 handwritten formulary (or 4 one-sided sheets) * Note: A legible and comprehensible calculation process must be available for each result.