Regular courses

Applied Electricity - 7 credits

2 major goals are to be attained:

  1. Getting insight in the use of mathematical tools to describe the most important experimental classical laws...
  2. Introduction to network analysis and theory...

Applied Statistics - 3 credits

The theory and exercises deal with the following topics

  • Introduction
  • Dealing with probabilities: why do you need a course on statistics
  • Stochastic variables: characterization; physical interpretation
  • Probability density functions: description; physical interpretation; relations
  • Calculation of uncertainty bounds
  • Estimation of parameters
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Box plot: description, basic idea, applications

Electromagnetism - 6 credits

Starting from the very general Maxwell equations, a bridge is layed toward the differential equations that govern the behaviour of the electrical field in free space. This simple differential equation is subsequently solved by use of simple mathematical functions in different cases or geometries. These cases cover all the real engineering problems or are fair approximations of them. This include the propagation of electromagnetical waves in free space or in waveguides like the coaxial cable, the rectangular metal waveguide en dielectric guides...

Information and Communication Technology - 3 credits

This work college has multiple aims. First, it is the goal to build a bridge between the highly theoretical courses and the practical applications in order to stimulate the future engineers. Second, it is the aim that the students get in touch with electronics, photonics and information theory (EIT), and in addition has some knowledge about control theory. This will enable the students to make an educated choice about what they want to study later on. A last goal is to inform the non-EIT students about some fundamental aspects on EIT and control theory.

The aim of the work college is to control the heighted of a floating pint-pong ball. This ping-pong ball is positioned within a plexiglas tube and a ventilator blowing in this tube....

System and Control Theory - 6 credits

The course consists of two parts.
Part 1: Introduction to system theory. Describing the behaviour of linear dynamic systems (continuous time, discrete time) in the time domain and in the frequency domain. It is also shown how these descriptions can be combined with information from measurements (sampling, discrete Fourier transform, reconstruction).

Part 2: analysis (calculus with block diagrams, state equations, time response frequency response, root locus, Nyquis diagram, Bode plot) and design of feedback controllers (state feedback controllers, compensation regulators such as PD, lead, PI, lag, and PID). The course ends with a number of practical examples such as de operational amplifier, de voltageregulator, and the compact disc player

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