13E042PSA - Practicum in Software Tools for Electronics

Course specification
Course title Practicum in Software Tools for Electronics
Acronym 13E042PSA
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Electronics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 2.0 Status elective
Condition no
The goal To teach students to use software in their everyday electronics practice.
The outcome Students will be trained to use GNU/Linux, to process their texts, to draw circuit diagrams, to plot functions, to use numerical analysis and symbolic computation packages, and to program in Python.
Contents of lectures Software, licensing, proprietary and free software. Operating systems GNU/Linux. Graphical user interfaces. Installation of the operating system. Installation of applications. Work in desktop environment. Command line. Text processing, LaTeX. Graphics formats, vector and raster graphics. Drawing circuit diagrams. Function plots. Numerical analysis software. Symbolic computation packages. Python.
Contents of exercises Complete course is taught in the lab in the form of a workshop.
  1. Keir Thomas, "Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference", MacFreda Publishing, ISBN-10: 1440478295, ISBN-13: 978-1440478291
  2. Wikibook Contributors, "LaTeX", Wikibooks
  3. Allen Downey, Jeffrey Elkner, Chris Meyers, "How to Think Like a Computer Scientist --- Learning with Python," Green Tea Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
0 1 1
Methods of teaching Workshop in a lab.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 34
Practical lessons 66 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0