Methodology Course Descriptions
Computer Science M186A - Introduction to
Cybernetics, Biomodeling & Biomedical Computing
Introduction & survey of topics in cybernetics, biomodeling, biocomputing
and related bioengineering disciplines. Lectures presented by faculty
currently performing research in these areas.
-2 units (Pass/No Pass)
-Requisites: Math 31A, 31B, PIC 10A or equivalent
-Same as C&S Bio M186A and Biomed Eng M186A
-This course must be completed within 3 quarters of being admitted to
-Offered Fall Quarter only
Math 170A - Probability Theory
Probability distributions, random variables and vectors, expectation.
-Requisite: Math 32B
-Offered Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters
Electrical Engineering 131A - Probability
Introduction to basic concepts of probability, including random variables
and vectors, distributions and densities, moments, characteristic functions
and limit theorems. Applications to communication, control and signal
processing. Introduction to computer simulation and generation of random
-Requisites: EE 102, Math 32B and 33B
-Offered Fall and Winter Quarters
Statistics 100A - Introduction to Probability
Probability distributions, random variables, vectors and expectation.
-Requisites: Math 32B and 33A.
-Offered Fall Quarter; sometimes offered Summer Quarter
Statistics 100B - Statistics
Survey sampling, estimation, testing, data summary, one- and two-sample
-Requisite: Math 170A or Statistics 100A or EE 131A
-Offered Winter Quarter only
SYSTEMS & SIGNALS
Electrical Engineering 102 - Systems and Signals
Elements of differential equations, first- and second-order equations,
variation of parameters method and method of undetermined coefficients,
existence and uniqueness. Systems: input-output
description, linearity, time-invariance and causality. Impulse response
functions, superposition and convolution integrals. Laplace transforms
and system functions. Fourier series and transforms. Frequency responses,
responses of systems to periodic signals. Sampling theorem. Letter grading.
-Requisites: EE 1 or Physics 1C, Math 33A, 33B
-Offered every Fall, Winter, Spring Quarter
FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS
Electrical Engineering 141 - Principles of Feedback
Mathematical modeling of physical control systems in form of differential
equations and transfer functions. Design problems, system performance
indices of feedback control systems via classical techniques, root-locus
and frequency-domain methods. Computer-aided solution of design problems
from real world.
-Requisite: EE 102
-Offered Fall and Spring Quarters
Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering 171A - Introduction
to Feedback and Control Systems: Dynamic Systems Control I.
Introduction to feedback principles, control systems design and system
stability. Modeling of physical systems in engineering and other fields;
transform methods; controller design using Nyquist, Bode and root locus
methods; compensation; computer-aided analysis and design.
-Requisites: MAE 181A or MAE 182A or EE 102 or equivalent
-Offered Fall, Winter and Spring Quarter; sometimes offered Summer Quarter
MODELING AND SIMULATION
Computer Science CM186B/CM286B -Computational Systems
Biology: Modeling and Simulation of Biological Systems
Dynamic biosystems modeling and computer simulation methods for studying
biological/biomedical processes and systems at multiple levels of organization.
Control system, multicompartmental, predator-prey, pharmacokinetic (PK),
pharmacodynamic (PD), and other structural modeling methods applied to
life sciences problems at molecular, cellular (biochemical pathways/networks),
organ, and organismic levels. Both theory- and data-driven modeling, with
focus on translating biomodeling goals and data into mathematics models
and implementing them for simulation and analysis. Basics of numerical
simulation algorithms, with modeling software exercises in class and PC
laboratory assignments. Concurrently scheduled with course CM286B.
-(Co)requiste: EE 102 or equivalent
-Same as C&S Bio M186B, Medicine CM186B/286B and Biomedical Engineering
-Offered Fall Quarter only