From 2 November 2020, the autumn semester 2020 will take place online. Exceptions: Courses that can only be carried out with on-site presence.
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Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Bachelor Information
1. Semester
First Year Examinations
First Year Examination Block A
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
227-0003-00LDigital CircuitsO4 credits2V + 2UG. Tröster
AbstractDigital and analogue signals and their representation. Combinational and sequential circuits and systems, boolean algebra, K-maps. Finite state machines. Memory and computing building blocks in CMOS technology, programmable logic circuits.
ObjectiveProvide basic knowledge and methods to understand and to design digital circuits and systems.
ContentDigital and analogue signals and their representation. Boolean Algebra, circuit analysis and synthesis, the MOS transistor, CMOS logic, static and dynamic behaviour, tristate logic, Karnough-Maps, hazards, binary nuber systems, coding. Combinational and sequential circuits and systems (boolean algebra, K-maps, etc.). Memory building blocks and memory structures, programmable logic circuits. Finite state machines, architetcure of microprocessors.
Lecture notesLecture notes for all lessons, assignments and solutions.
http://www.ife.ee.ethz.ch/education/digital-technology.html
LiteratureLiterature will be announced during the lessons.
Prerequisites / NoticeNo special prerequisites
401-0151-00LLinear Algebra Information O4 credits3G + 2UV. C. Gradinaru
AbstractContents: Linear systems - the Gaussian algorithm, matrices - LU decomposition, determinants, vector spaces, least squares - QR decomposition, linear maps, eigenvalue problem, normal forms - singular value decomposition; numerical aspects; introduction to MATLAB.
ObjectiveEinführung in die Lineare Algebra für Ingenieure unter Berücksichtigung numerischer Aspekte
Lecture notesK. Nipp / D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, vdf Hochschulverlag, 5. Auflage 2002
LiteratureK. Nipp / D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, vdf Hochschulverlag, 5. Auflage 2002
227-0001-00LNetworks and Circuits I Information O4 credits2V + 2UJ. W. Kolar
AbstractElectrostatic field; Stationary electric current flow; Basic electric circuits; current conduction mechanisms; time variant electromagnetic field; alternating voltages and currents.
ObjectiveVoltage, current and properties of basic elements of electric circuits, i.e. capacitors, resistors and inductors should be understood in relation to electric and magnetic fields. Furthermore, the students should be able to mathematically describe, analyze and finally design technical realizations of circuit elements. Students should also be familiar with the calculation of voltage and current distributions of DC circuits. The effect and the mathematical formulation of magnetic induction should be known for technical applications. The fundamentals of complex AC current calculus for description of periodic sinusoidal quantities should be known and students should be able to apply the concept to basic AC circuits.
ContentElectrostatic field; Stationary electric current flow; Basic electric circuits; current conduction mechanisms; time variant electromagnetic field; alternating voltages and currents.
Lecture notesGrundlagen der Elektrotechnik, Bd. 1 und 2, M. Albach, and Textbook
LiteratureGrundlagen der Elekrotechnik

Band 1 – Erfahrungssätze, Bauelemente, Gleichstromschaltungen
M. Albach
Pearson Studium
Edition 2008 (ISBN 9783827373410) or
Edition 2011 (ISBN 9783868940794)

Band 2 - Periodische und nicht periodische Signalformen
M. Albach
Pearson Studium
Edition 2005 (ISBN 9783827371089) or
Edition 2011 (ISBN 9783868940800)
151-0223-10LEngineering Mechanics Information O4 credits2V + 2U + 1KS. P. Kaufmann
AbstractIntroduction to engineering mechanics: kinematics, statics and dynamics of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies.
ObjectiveStudents can solve problems of elementary engineering mechanics.
ContentBasic notions: position and velocitiy of particles, rigid bodies, planar motion, kinematics of rigid body, force, couple, power.
Statics: static equivalence, force-couple system, center of forces, centroid, principle of virtual power, equilibrium, constraints, statics, friction.
Dynamics: acceleration, inertial forces, d'Alembert's Principle, Newton's Second Law, principles of linear and angular momentum, equations of planar motion of rigid bodies.
Lecture notesyes
LiteratureM. B. Sayir, J. Dual, S. Kaufmann, E. Mazza: Ingenieurmechanik 1, Grundlagen und Statik. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2015.
M. B. Sayir, S. Kaufmann: Ingenieurmechanik 3, Dynamik. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2014.
Prerequisites / NoticeThree optional midterm exams are offered. If improving, the mean of the two better midterm exams counts with weight 30% to the final grade.
First Year Examination Block B
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
401-0231-10LAnalysis IO8 credits4V + 3UT. H. Willwacher
AbstractCalculus of one variable: Real and complex numbers, vectors, limits, sequences, series, power series, continuous maps, differentiation and integration in one variable, introduction to ordinary differential equations
ObjectiveEinfuehrung in die Grundlagen der Analysis
Lecture notesKonrad Koenigsberger, Analysis I.
Christian Blatter: Ingenieur-Analysis (Kapitel 1-3)
252-0835-00LComputer Science I Information O4 credits2V + 2UF. O. Friedrich
AbstractThe course covers the fundamental concepts of computer programming with a focus on systematic algorithmic problem solving. Teached language is C++. No programming experience is required.
ObjectivePrimary educational objective is to learn programming with C++. When successfully attended the course, students have a good command of the mechanisms to construct a program. They know the fundamental control and data structures and understand how an algorithmic problem is mapped to a computer program. They have an idea of what happens "behind the secenes" when a program is translated and executed.
Secondary goals are an algorithmic computational thinking, undestanding the possibilities and limits of programming and to impart the way of thinking of a computer scientist.
ContentThe course covers fundamental data types, expressions and statements, (Limits of) computer arithmetic, control statements, functions, arrays, structural types and pointers. The part on object orientiation deals with classes, inheritance and polymorphy, simple dynamic data types are introduced as examples.
In general, the concepts provided in the course are motivated and illustrated with algorithms and applications.
Lecture notesA script written in English will be provided during the semeter. The script and slides will be made available for download on the course web page.
LiteratureBjarne Stroustrup: Einführung in die Programmierung mit C++, Pearson Studium, 2010
Stephen Prata, C++ Primer Plus, Sixth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2012
Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo: Accelerated C++, Addison-Wesley, 2000.
Prerequisites / NoticeFrom AS 2013, an admission to the exam does not any more formally require an attending of the recitation sessions. Handing in solutions to the weekly exercise sheets is thus not mandatory, but we strongly recommend it.

Examination is a one hour-long written test.
First Year Compulsory Laboratory Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
227-0005-10LDigital Circuits Laboratory Restricted registration - show details O1 credit1PG. Tröster
AbstractDigital and analogue signals and their representation. Combinational and sequential circuits and systems, boolean algebra, K-maps. Finite state machines. Memory and computing building blocks in CMOS technology, programmable logic circuits.
ObjectiveDeepen and extend the knowledge from lecture and exercises, usage of design software Quartus II as well as an oscilloscope
ContentThe contents of the digital circuits laboratory will deepen and extend the knowledge of the correspondent lecture and exercises. With the help of the logic device design software Quartus II different circuits will be designed and then tested on an evaluation board. You will build up the control for a 7-digit display as well as an adder and you will create different types of latches and flip-flops. At the end of the laboratory a small synthesizer will be programmed that is able to play self-created melodies. At the same time the usage of a modern oscilloscope will be taught in order to analyse the programmed circuits through the digital and analogue inputs.
Lecture notesLecture notes for all experiments.
http://www.ife.ee.ethz.ch/education/digital-technology-internship.html
Prerequisites / NoticeNo special prerequisites
3. Semester
Examination Blocks
Examination Block 1
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
401-0353-00LAnalysis III Information O4 credits2V + 1UA. Figalli
AbstractIn this lecture we treat problems in applied analysis. The focus lies on the simplest cases of three fundamental types of partial differential equations of second order: the Laplace equation, the heat equation and the wave equation.
Objective
Content1.) Klassifizierung von PDE's
- linear, quasilinear, nicht-linear
- elliptisch, parabolisch, hyperbolisch

2.) Quasilineare PDE
- Methode der Charakteristiken (Beispiele)

3.) Elliptische PDE
- Bsp: Laplace-Gleichung
- Harmonische Funktionen, Maximumsprinzip, Mittelwerts-Formel.
- Methode der Variablenseparation.

4.) Parabolische PDE
- Bsp: Wärmeleitungsgleichung
- Bsp: Inverse Wärmeleitungsgleichung
- Methode der Variablenseparation

5.) Hyperbolische PDE
- Bsp: Wellengleichung
- Formel von d'Alembert in (1+1)-Dimensionen
- Methode der Variablenseparation

6.) Green'sche Funktionen
- Rechnen mit der Dirac-Deltafunktion
- Idee der Green'schen Funktionen (Beispiele)

7.) Ausblick auf numerische Methoden
- 5-Punkt-Diskretisierung des Laplace-Operators (Beispiele)
LiteratureY. Pinchover, J. Rubinstein, "An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations", Cambridge University Press (12. Mai 2005)

Zusätzliche Literatur:
Erwin Kreyszig, "Advanced Engineering Mathematics", John Wiley & Sons, Kap. 8, 11, 16 (sehr gutes Buch, als Referenz zu benutzen)
Norbert Hungerbühler, "Einführung in die partiellen Differentialgleichungen", vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich.
G. Felder:Partielle Differenzialgleichungen.
https://people.math.ethz.ch/~felder/PDG/
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Analysis I and II, Fourier series (Komplexe Analysis)
402-0053-00LPhysics IIO8 credits4V + 2UJ. Faist
AbstractThe goal of the Physics II class is an introduction to quantum mechanics
ObjectiveTo work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated.
ContentContent:
- The Photon of Planck and Einstein
- Wave mechanics: the old quantum theory
- Postulates and formalism of Quantum Mechanics
- First application: the quantum well and the harmonic Oscillator
- QM in three dimension: the Hydrogen atom
- Identical particles: Pauli's principle
- Crystalline Systems and band structures
- Quantum statistics
- Approximation Methods
- Applications in Engineering
- Entanglement and superposition
Lecture notesLecture notes (Some in as a Latex script and some hand-written) will be distributed via the Moodle interface
LiteratureDavid J. Griffiths, "Introduction to quantum mechanics" Second edition, Cambridge University Press.

Link
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Physics I.
227-0045-00LSignals and Systems IO4 credits2V + 2UH. Bölcskei
AbstractSignal theory and systems theory (continuous-time and discrete-time): Signal analysis in the time and frequency domains, signal spaces, Hilbert spaces, generalized functions, linear time-invariant systems, sampling theorems, discrete-time signals and systems, digital filter structures, Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), finite-dimensional signals and systems, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT).
ObjectiveIntroduction to mathematical signal processing and system theory.
ContentSignal theory and systems theory (continuous-time and discrete-time): Signal analysis in the time and frequency domains, signal spaces, Hilbert spaces, generalized functions, linear time-invariant systems, sampling theorems, discrete-time signals and systems, digital filter structures, Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), finite-dimensional signals and systems, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT).
Lecture notesLecture notes, problem set with solutions.
227-0013-00LComputer Engineering I Information Restricted registration - show details O4 credits2V + 1U + 1PL. Thiele
AbstractThe course provides knowledge about structures and models of digital systems (abstract data types finite state automata, dependence and process graphs), assembler and compiler, control path and data path, pipelining, speculation techniques, superscalar computer architectures, memory hierarchy and virtual memory, operating system, processes and threads.
ObjectiveLogical and physical structure of computer systems. Introduction to principles in hardware design, datapath and control path, assembler programming, modern architectures (pipelining, speculation techniques, superscalar architectures), memory hierarchy and virtual memnory, software concepts.
ContentStructures and models of digital systems (abstract data types finite state automata, dependence and process graphs), abstraction and hierarchy in computer systems, assembler and compiler, control path and data path, pipelining, speculation techniques, superscalar computer architectures, memory hierarchy and virtual memory, operating system, processes and threads.

Theoretical and practical exercises using a simulation-based infrastructure.
Lecture notesMaterial for practical training, copies of transparencies.
LiteratureD.A. Patterson, J.L. Hennessy: Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/ Software Interface. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, ISBN-13: 978-0124077263, 2014.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Programming skills in high level language, knowledge of digital design.
Examination Block 2
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
227-0077-10LElectronic Circuits Information O4 credits2V + 1UQ. Huang
AbstractIntroductory lecture on electronic circuits. Transistor fundamentals, analysis and design of transistor based electronic circuits such as amplifiers and filters; A/D- and D/A-converters, function generators, oscillators, PLLs.
ObjectiveModern, transistor-based electronics has transformed our lives and plays a crucial role in our economy since the 2nd half of last century. The main objective of this course in electronic circuits is to introduce the concept of active device, including operational amplifiers, and their use in amplification, signal conditioning, switching and filtering to students. In addition to gaining experience with typical electronic circuits that are found in common applications, including their own Gruppenarbeit and Fachpraktikum projects, students sharpen their understanding of linear circuits based on nonlinear devices, imperfections of electronic circuits and the concept of design (as opposed to analysis). The course is a prerequisite for higher semester subjects such as analog integrated circuits, RF circuits for wireless communications, A/D and D/A converters and optoelectronics.
ContentReview of transistor devices (bipolar and MOSFET), large signal and small signal characteristics, biasing and operating points. Single transistor amplifiers, simple feedback for bias stabilization. Frequency response of simple amplifiers. Broadbanding techniques. Differential amplifier, variable gain amplifiers. Instrumentation amplifiers: common mode rejection, noise, distortion, chopper stabilization. Transimpedance amplifiers. Active filters: simple and biquadratic active RC-filters, higher order filters, biquad and ladder realizations. Switched-capacitor filters. Nonlinear active circuits. Signal generation: oscillators, function generators.
Literature- Holger Göbel. Einführung in die Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik.
Springer, Berlin, 2nd edition, 2006.
- A. Sedra and K. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 7th Edition, Oxford University Press
401-0053-00LDiscrete Mathematics Information O4 credits2V + 1UR. Zenklusen
AbstractIntroduction to foundations of discrete mathematics: combinatorics (elementary counting), graph theory, algebra, and applications thereof.
ObjectiveThe main goal is to get a good understanding of some of the most prominent areas within discrete mathematics.
Examination Block 3
The courses of the examination block 3 will be offered in spring semester.
Second Year Compulsory Laboratory Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
227-0079-10LElectronic Circuits Laboratory Information Restricted registration - show details O1 credit1PQ. Huang
AbstractLab with principal electronic circuit experiments on the transistor and operational amplifier basis.
ObjectiveModern, transistor-based electronics has transformed our lives and plays a crucial role in our economy since the 2nd half of last century. The main objective of this course in electronic circuits is to introduce the concept of active device, including operational amplifiers, and their use in amplification, signal conditioning, switching and filtering to students. In addition to gaining experience with typical electronic circuits that are found in common applications, including their own Gruppenarbeit and Fachpraktikum projects, students sharpen their understanding of linear circuits based on nonlinear devices, imperfections of electronic circuits and the concept of design (as opposed to analysis). The course is a prerequisite for higher semester subjects such as analog integrated circuits, RF circuits for wireless communications, A/D and D/A converters and optoelectronics.
ContentGet to know and understand basic transistor and op amp based electronic circuits. Build and operate simple electronic circuits including supply decoupling. Carry out and understand different, principal measurement methods such as DC- and AC-analysis, time and frequency domain measurements, impedance and transfer function measurements. In the lab we will have a closer look at the following topics and circuits: characterization of a real capacitor including non-idealties; common-emitter transistor amplifier with emitter degeneration; characterization of a real operational amplifier with non-idealties; band pass filter with op amp, resistors and capacitors; data converters; oscillator and function generator based on an op amp.
Laboratory Courses, Projects, Seminars
A minimum of 18 cp must be obtained from the category "Laboratory Courses, Projects, Seminars".
General Laboratory
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
227-0095-10LGeneral Laboratory I Restricted registration - show details
Only for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

Enrolment via Online-Tool (EE-Website: Studies -> Bachelor Program -> Third Year -> Laboratory Courses)
W2 credits2PProfessors
AbstractThe Laboratory courses in the 5th and 6th semesters enable the students to put the the contents of the courses from the four first semesters to the test and to consolidate the aquired knowledge. Furthermore students have the possibilty to gain specific knowledge in certain software packages as MATLAB.
ObjectiveImplementing the knowledge acquired during the basic studies.
Prerequisites / NoticeEnrollment through the Online-Tool, Link
227-0096-10LGeneral Laboratory II Restricted registration - show details
Only for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

Enrolment via Online-Tool (EE-Website: Studies -> Bachelor Program -> Third Year -> Laboratory Courses)
W4 credits4PProfessors
AbstractThe Laboratory courses in the 5th and 6th semesters enable the students to put the the contents of the courses from the four first semesters to the test and to consolidate the aquired knowledge. Furthermore students have the possibilty to gain specific knowledge in certain software packages as MATLAB.
ObjectiveImplementing the knowledge acquired during the basic studies.
Prerequisites / NoticeEnrollment through the Online-Tool, Link
Projects & Seminars
A maximum of 13 cp can be obtained from Projects & Seminars. Each course can be registered for only once.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
227-0085-10LProjects & Seminars for 1 CP (1) Restricted registration - show details
Only for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

Course can only be registered for once. A repeatedly registration in a later semester is not chargeable.
W1 credit1PProfessors
AbstractProcurement of knowledge about the build up of systems as well as enhancement of general knowledge.
Procurement of skills in the area of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology that are useful for the remaining terms as well during ones work life.
Objectivesee above
Prerequisites / NoticeEnrollment through the Online-Tool, https://isgapps.ee.ethz.ch/ppsapp/
227-0085-20LProjects & Seminars for 1 CP (2) Restricted registration - show details
Only for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

Course can only be registered for once. A repeatedly registration in a later semester is not chargeable.
W1 credit1PProfessors
AbstractProcurement of knowledge about the build up of systems as well as enhancement of general knowledge.
Procurement of skills in the area of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology that are useful for the remaining terms as well during ones work life.
Objectivesee above
Prerequisites / NoticeEnrollment through the Online-Tool, https://isgapps.ee.ethz.ch/ppsapp/
227-0085-30LProjects & Seminars for 2 CP (1) Restricted registration - show details
Only for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

Course can only be registered for once. A repeatedly registration in a later semester is not chargeable.
W2 credits2PProfessors
AbstractProcurement of knowledge about the build up of systems as well as enhancement of general knowledge.
Procurement of skills in the area of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology that are useful for the remaining terms as well during ones work life.
Objectivesee above
Prerequisites / NoticeEnrollment through the Online-Tool, https://isgapps.ee.ethz.ch/ppsapp/
227-0085-40LProjects & Seminars for 2 CP (2) Restricted registration - show details
Only for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

Course can only be registered for once. A repeatedly registration in a later semester is not chargeable.
W2 credits2PProfessors
AbstractProcurement of knowledge about the build up of systems as well as enhancement of general knowledge.
Procurement of skills in the area of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology that are useful for the remaining terms as well during ones work life.
Objectivesee above
Prerequisites / NoticeEnrollment through the Online-Tool, https://isgapps.ee.ethz.ch/ppsapp/
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