EECS16B, Designing Information Devices and Systems II

Fall 2022

Scheduling Updates

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Week Date Lecture Topic Section Lab Homework
08/23 Tu

Lab Note 0: Succeeding in 16B Labs

Homework 00
(Due 08/30 Tu)
Prob PDF


08/25 Th Capacitors (C) and Inductors (L)
Annotated Slides
Sections 3.1-3.6
Section 00B (Wed)
Prob PDF
08/30 Tu Transient and Steady State of (R-L) and (R-C) Circuits
Annotated Slides
Sections 4.1-4.4
Section 01A (Mon)
Prob PDF
Lab 1: Introduction to S1XT33N
Pre-Lab 0
Pre-Lab 1
Lab Note 1
Lab 1 Slides

Lab ZIP File
Lab DataHub Link

Homework 01
(Due 09/02 Fr)
Prob PDF


09/01 Th RLC Circuits and Resonances
Annotated Slides
Section 4.5
Section 01B (Wed)
Prob PDF
09/06 Tu Steady State Sinusoidal Response and Phasors
Annotated Slides
Section 5.1-5.3
Lab 2: Analog & Digital Interfaces
Pre-Lab 2
Lab Note 2
Lab 2 Slides

Lab ZIP File
Lab DataHub Link

Homework 02
(Due 09/09 Fr)
Prob PDF


09/08 Th Phasors and Complex Impedances
Annotated Slides
Section 5.3-5.5
Section 02B (Wed)
Prob PDF
09/13 Tu Complex Impedances and Power in AC Circuits
Annotated Slides
Sections 5.5-5.6
Section 03A (Mon)
Prob PDF
Lab 3: Motion & Speed Sensing
Pre-Lab 3
Lab Note 3
Lab Note 3 Extra Reading
Lab 3 Slides

Lab ZIP File
Lab DataHub Link

Homework 03
(Due 09/16 Fr)
Prob PDF


09/15 Th Low Pass Filters and Bode Plots
Annotated Slides
Sections 6.1-6.4
Section 03B (Wed)
Prob PDF
09/20 Tu High Pass Filters, Series and Parallel Resonances
Annotated Slides
Sections 6.5-6.7
Section 04A (Mon)
Prob PDF
Lab 4: Voice Sensing Part 1
Pre-Lab 4
Lab Note 4
Lab Note 4 Extra Reading
Lab 4 Slides

Lab ZIP File
Lab DataHub Link

Homework 04
(Due 09/23 Fr)
Prob PDF


09/22 Th Amplifiers and Devices
Annotated Slides
Section 04B (Wed)
Prob PDF
09/27 Tu Amplifiers, Devices, and Vector Differential Equations
Annotated Slides
Section 05A (Mon)
Prob PDF
Lab 5: Voice Sensing Part 2
Pre-Lab 5
Lab Note 5
Lab 5 Slides

Lab ZIP File
Lab DataHub Link

Homework 05
(Due 09/30 Fr)
Prob PDF

09/29 Th Robotics: Control in Discrete Time Section 05B (Wed)
Prob PDF
10/04 Tu Robotics: System Identification and Stability Section 06A (Mon)
Midterm Lab Report

Homework 06
(Due 10/07 Fr)

10/06 Th Vectorized Equations, Diagonalization Section 06B (Wed)
10/11 Tu Robotics: Feedback Stabilization Section 07A (Mon)
Buffer Week

Homework 07
(Due 10/14 Fr)

10/13 Th Robotics: Feedback Stabilization Section 07B (Wed)
MT, Oct 17, 7-9 PM PST
10/18 Tu Robotics: Controllability Section 08A (Mon)
Lab 6: System Identification

Homework 08
(Due 10/21 Fr)
10/20 Th Learning: Gram-Schmidt Section 08B (Wed)
10/25 Tu Robotics: Stability continued -- Upper Triangularization Section 09A (Mon)
Lab 7: Controls Part 1

Homework 09
(Due 10/28 Fr)

10/27 Th Robotics: Stability continued -- Upper Triangularization Section 09B (Wed)
11/01 Tu Robotics and Learning: Minimum-energy solutions and SVD Section 10A (Mon)
Lab 8: Controls Part 2

Homework 10
(Due 11/04 Fr)

11/03 Th Robotics and Learning: SVD Section 10B (Wed)
11/08 Tu Robotics and Learning: SVD Section 11A (Mon)
Lab 9: Classification

Homework 11
(Due 11/11 Fr)

11/10 Th Robotics and Learning: Applications of SVD Section 11B (Wed)
11/15 Tu Learning: PCA Section 12A (Mon)

Homework 12
(Due 11/18 Fr)

11/17 Th Linearization for Control Section 12B (Wed)
11/22 Tu Discrete Fourier Transform Section 13A (Mon)
No Lab

Homework 13
(Due 12/02 Fr)
11/24 Th Thanksgiving (No Lecture)
11/29 Tu Review Section 14A (Mon)
Lab 10: Integration

12/01 Th Review Section 14B (Wed)
Final, Dec 16, 7-10 PM PST
12/06 Tu RRR Week Section 15A (Mon)

Optional Problems (Finals Prep)
12/08 Th RRR Week Section 15B (Wed)


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Discussion Schedule

Please note the important information below the table, which describes various section details.

Discussion Schedule
Time Monday Wednesday
10am-11am Anish
[204 Wheeler]
[204 Wheeler]
11am-12pm Anish
[204 Wheeler]
[204 Wheeler]
1pm-2pm Isabella
[108 Wheeler]
[108 Wheeler]
2pm-3pm Isabella
[310 Hearst Mining]
[310 Hearst Mining]
4pm-6pm Oliver
[240 Mulford]
[240 Mulford]

Note: Monday and Wednesday discussion sections cover different material, and you should attend Discussion A and Discussion B each week. You can attend any of the discussions in the table above. Scroll horizontally to view the tables, and see below for information on how to read the tables.

Note that more details about sections can be found in the google calendar above.

We offer different styles of discussion sections.

  • Standard (light blue) [1 hour sections]
  • CS Scholars/LOST (green) [2 hour sections]


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Homework Practice: These Practice Sets typically contain questions which are intended to be approachable after watching lecture and attending discussion. They are not necessary at the difficulty-level of exam questions, but are a good way to check fundamentals and review concepts.

16A: Reviewing for 16B

Extra Reference Material


Video Notes


Selected Summer 2020 Worksheets and Solutions

Fall 2019

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Past Exams

Past exams vary in scope from semester to semester, and may include topics that are not in scope for the current semester or module. Unavailable exams are indicated by N/A. In-scope topics for the current semester will be posted on Piazza about a week before the corresponding exam.
Exams with a gray background are from a time when circuits were taught differently. Exams with an orange background are multiple-choice format exams from pandemic semesters.

Semester Midterm 1 Midterm 2 Final Other
su22 pdf, sol N/A N/A
sp22 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa21 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
sp21 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
su20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
sp20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
fa19 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
sp19 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
fa18 pdf, sol pdf, sol N/A
sp18 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa17 pdf, sol sol N/A
sp17 pdf, sol pdf, sol N/A
fa16 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
sp16 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol


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