Unlike a traditional course, an LSM provides a framework for examining junior-year content at a fine-grained level. Through the LSMs, material is presented in a cohesive manner so that students can see how anchoring concepts from each junior course are interrelated and critical to understanding the big picture.
All the faculty and students from the junior year come together in one room to participate in interactive, team-based learning exercises that illustrate how LSM concepts are highly connected and dependent on each other to make a complex system (such as the smartphone) function as intended.
Many central concepts and skills impact a student's ability to become a well-rounded engineer, and these subjects must permeate the curriculum. The department is now weaving foundations, creativity, and professionalism threads throughout the curriculum.
|Circuit Theory Applications||Introduction to Communications Principles||Differential Equations||KI Activities||Content Threads|
|LSM 1||First and second order circuits||a. Probability theory and discrete random variables
b. Continuous random variables
|First order equations|
|LSM 2||AC circuits: Circuits with AC sources and linear elements||Multivariate probability distributions||Mathematical models|
|LSM 3||a. Power in AC circuits
b. Intro to three-phase circuits
|Functions of random variables||Linear equations of second order|
|LSM 4||Magnetically coupled circuits (transformers)||Transform methods||Laplace transform||KI Activity 1||
|LSM 5||Frequency domain||Laws of large numbers and central limit theorem||Linear algebra|
|LSM 6||Filters||Stochastic processes||Linear systems of arbitrary order and matrices|
|LSM 7||Laplace transform in solving circuits||Nonlinear systems and phase plane analysis|
|LSM 8||Numerical methods||KI Activity 2||