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Name of course : Analytical Foundations of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Description : The modeling, analysis and solution of circuit theory, control, communication, computer, and other system arising in electrical and computer engineering using various analytical techniques. Numerical solutions to ECE problems using MATLAB and SPICE.
Prerequisites : MA 242, CSC 116, PY 208 and C- or better in ECE 200
Corequisites :
Comments :
Average user rating : 1.65
Average GPA of classes in course : 2.15
Std. dev. of classes in course : 0.27
Percentile within all courses : 1%
Percentile within department courses : 1%
 Spring 2010
Class Instructor Days Time Books Users
ECE 220 section 001 Devetsikiotis MW 1250PM-205PM 0 0
ECE 220 section 002 Molnar TuTh 520PM-635PM 0 0
ECE 220 section 401 Devetsikiotis M 355PM-545PM 0 0
ECE 220 section 402 Devetsikiotis W 350PM-540PM 0 0
ECE 220 section 403 Devetsikiotis Th 935AM-1125AM 0 0
ECE 220 section 404 Devetsikiotis Tu 935AM-1125AM 0 0
ECE 220 section 405 Devetsikiotis Tu 350PM-540PM 0 0
 Spring 2006
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 002 Ozturk % 3
ECE 220 section 004 Walsh % 0
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 0
ECE 220P section 403 % 0
ECE 220P section 404 % 1
ECE 220P section 405 % 0
ECE 220P section 406 % 0
ECE 220P section 407 % 0
ECE 220P section 408 % 0
ECE 220P section 409 % 0
 Fall 2005
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Viniotis % 0
ECE 220 section 002 Trussell % 1
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 0
ECE 220P section 403 % 0
ECE 220P section 404 % 0
ECE 220P section 405 % 0
ECE 220P section 406 % 0
ECE 220P section 407 % 0
ECE 220P section 408 % 0
 Sum I 2005
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 051 Molnar % 0
ECE 220P section 451 % 0
ECE 220P section 452 % 0
ECE 220P section 453 % 0
 Spring 2005
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Niotis % 2
ECE 220 section 002 Walsh % 2
ECE 220 section 003 Bottomley % 2
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 0
ECE 220P section 403 % 0
ECE 220P section 404 % 0
ECE 220P section 405 % 0
ECE 220P section 406 % 0
ECE 220P section 407 % 1
ECE 220P section 408 % 0
ECE 220P section 409 % 0
ECE 220P section 410 % 0
ECE 220P section 411 % 0
ECE 220P section 412 % 0
 Fall 2004
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Viniotis % 5
ECE 220 section 002 Baran % 4
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 0
ECE 220P section 403 % 0
ECE 220P section 404 % 2
ECE 220P section 405 % 0
ECE 220P section 406 % 1
ECE 220P section 407 % 0
ECE 220P section 408 % 0
ECE 220P section 409 % 0
ECE 220P section 410 % 0
 Sum I 2004
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 051 % 1
ECE 220P section 451 % 0
ECE 220P section 452 % 0
ECE 220P section 453 % 0
 Spring 2004
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Viniotis % 12
ECE 220 section 002 Hauser % 6
ECE 220 section 003 Viniotis % 8
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 0
ECE 220P section 403 % 0
ECE 220P section 404 % 0
ECE 220P section 405 % 1
ECE 220P section 406 % 1
ECE 220P section 407 % 0
ECE 220P section 408 % 0
ECE 220P section 409 % 0
ECE 220P section 410 % 0
ECE 220P section 411 % 0
ECE 220P section 412 % 0
 Fall 2003
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Viniotis 2.32 1.27 78% 12
ECE 220 section 002 Baran 2.18 0.99 64% 5
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 0
ECE 220P section 403 % 2
ECE 220P section 404 % 0
ECE 220P section 405 % 1
ECE 220P section 406 % 1
ECE 220P section 407 % 0
ECE 220P section 408 % 0
ECE 220P section 409 % 0
ECE 220P section 410 % 0
 Sum I 2003
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 051 % 2
ECE 220 section 052 % 0
ECE 220P section 451 % 0
ECE 220P section 452 % 0
ECE 220P section 453 % 0
ECE 220P section 454 % 0
 Spring 2003
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Walsh 2.60 1.19 100% 3
ECE 220 section 002 Viniotis 2.22 1.25 71% 12
ECE 220 section 003 Baran 2.06 1.40 35% 9
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 1
ECE 220P section 403 % 0
ECE 220P section 404 % 0
ECE 220P section 405 % 2
ECE 220P section 406 % 0
ECE 220P section 407 % 0
ECE 220P section 408 % 1
ECE 220P section 409 % 1
ECE 220P section 410 % 0
ECE 220P section 411 % 0
ECE 220P section 412 % 0
 Fall 2002
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Baran 2.02 1.25 28% 4
ECE 220 section 002 2.43 1.23 85% 17
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 1
ECE 220P section 403 % 1
ECE 220P section 404 % 0
ECE 220P section 405 % 1
ECE 220P section 406 % 0
ECE 220P section 407 % 0
ECE 220P section 408 % 0
ECE 220P section 409 % 0
ECE 220P section 410 % 0
 Sum I 2002
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 051 % 11
ECE 220P section 451 % 0
ECE 220P section 452 % 0
ECE 220P section 453 % 0
 Spring 2002
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Trussell 1.67 1.52 7% 0
ECE 220 section 002 Trussell 2.08 1.25 50% 16
ECE 220 section 003 Baran 2.07 1.20 42% 16
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 2
ECE 220P section 403 % 0
ECE 220P section 404 % 0
ECE 220P section 405 % 1
ECE 220P section 406 % 0
ECE 220P section 407 % 0
ECE 220P section 408 % 0
ECE 220P section 409 % 0
ECE 220P section 410 % 0
ECE 220P section 411 % 0
ECE 220P section 412 % 0
 Fall 2001
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Trussell 1.99 1.30 21% 5
ECE 220 section 002 Trussell 2.17 1.29 57% 8
ECE 220P section 401 % 0
ECE 220P section 402 % 0
ECE 220P section 403 % 0
ECE 220P section 404 % 0
ECE 220P section 405 % 0
ECE 220P section 406 % 0
ECE 220P section 407 % 0
ECE 220P section 408 % 0
ECE 220P section 409 % 0
ECE 220P section 410 % 0
 Spring 2001
Class Instructor GPA Std. Dev. Percentile Users
ECE 220 section 001 Trussell 1.71 1.18 14% 3
ECE 220 section 002 Trussell 2.57 1.17 92% 12
 User Ratings
DaveNC12
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1230 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :1 - Bad
course comments :VERY Hard Course, but I guess you pretty much don't have a choice. Try not to take trussel if you have a choice
class :Spring 2002 section 002
grade received :B+
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :
instructor :Trussell
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :
scrager
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9481 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :lots and lots of complex math. not easy material when not taught well. too much material for one semester. too bad it's a required course.
class :Spring 2002 section 002
grade received :C+
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :very hard class with lots of work. the material was not presented well (complex math on powerpoint presentations only). attendance required, never out early (sometimes late), all lecture, didn't buy the book and heard it was useless anyway. mostly guys
instructor :Trussell
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :clear speaker, but cocky as all get out. he taught everything on powerpoint which is pointless with math. very dull humor (mostly cocky jokes that only he though were funny). assignments were graded promptly.
jocristian
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6849 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :The material was not interesting.
class :Spring 2002 section 002
grade received :B-
class rating :2 - Average
class comments :The teacher was mediocre, but the tests were fair. The homeworks took forever, but I can see the relevance to the real world problems.
instructor :Trussell
instructor rating :2 - Average
instructor comments :Didn't live up to his horrible reputation in my opinion. Most of your learning will be done outside of the classroom though.
DonMega
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3819 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :0 - Horrible
course comments :AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Still have nightmares...
class :Spring 2002 section 002
grade received :C+
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :too much work! musta spent 30+ hrs a week trying to learn this material (i have straight A's in ECE otherwise), NO MORE POWERPOINT PLEASE! (mathematics should be explained through steps, not presented all at once)
instructor :Trussell
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :plain and simple, he's a bastard, not just because I didn't like the class and didn't do too well in it, but he did a VERY bad job instructing and helping me prepare for tests and such, AVOID IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!
BiggBaddChad
Veteran
220 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :Not too bad of a course. Lots of really freakin long math problems. Could see how they could be relavent to real world applications, but DAMN! I had one homework that I spent 10 hours on and didn't even get half way through, needless to say I didn't finish that one.
class :Spring 2002 section 002
grade received :B-
class rating :2 - Average
class comments :He takes attendance, but I think it was only to see if you were eligible for extra credit. I went just in case, but it was nap time for me, along with many others. DO NOT BUY THE BOOK, it is useless. I opened it once, long enough to realize how useless it was.
instructor :Trussell
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :He can't teach, I learned everything in the labs. EVERYTHING.
Patman
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5856 Posts
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course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :the material in this class really isnt that bad. i knew a lot of it already, i just didnt know it because it was so poorly taught.
class :Spring 2002 section 003
grade received :C+
class rating :0 - Horrible
class comments :i started understanding better after i quit going to class.
instructor :Baran
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :baran is the worst prof i have had. he refused to work any problems out. he didnt teach. he just kind of mumbled for the whole class. do not take baran. he is worse than trussel, i promise.
Daniels
Veteran
109 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :1 - Bad
course comments :Do Not Buy the Book! I did not use it at ALL.
class :Spring 2002 section 003
grade received :A
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :Very hard class. Need to spend 15 hours a week for it or perhaps more. 3 tests and a final. HWs are very long and takes for ever to do them
instructor :Baran
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :This teacher sucks. He will never change your grade what so ever. Does not answer questions. He did a good curve at the end!!
Oneill92
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5215 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :3 - Good
course comments :I learned a lot from this class albeit at the end nothing
class :Spring 2001 section 002
grade received :B
class rating :0 - Horrible
class comments :Instructor was horrible... I learned it all on my own and in my hw group.
instructor :Trussell
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :He couldn't teach the broad side of a barn. He's got a huge ego. Hard homework. Miss anything?
mentat
New Recruit
7 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :1 - Bad
course comments :Trussell: "Ok everyone, lets combine 3 classes (diffeq, matrix algr, & matlab), teach it very badly, and act like assholes!"
class :Spring 2001 section 002
grade received :N/A
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :
instructor :Trussell
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :His name is often refered to with disgust.
radu
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1240 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :1 - Bad
course comments :Learned most of the material through 211 or 301 later...
class :Spring 2001 section 002
grade received :B-
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :
instructor :Trussell
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :meanie!
Karen61
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569 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :Its a lot of material and not very interesting
class :Spring 2003 section 001
grade received :C
class rating :2 - Average
class comments :Dr. Walsh's class was videoed so you didn't have to attend the 8AM class- you could just watch the video later.
instructor :Walsh
instructor rating :2 - Average
instructor comments :Walsh tried to make class interesting by using real-life examples, but this meant he'd spend 3/4 of the class talking about pipe organs, not how to do the homework and test problems. He didn't just copy the previous year's tests like the other teachers do, but on the tests he made up, he would figure out in the middle of the test that his problems didn't quite work out and he'd have to announce "change that 3 to a 4 and don't solve for x only solve for y" stuff like that for every problem.
wheelmanca19
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3735 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :
class :Spring 2003 section 002
grade received :N/A
class rating :2 - Average
class comments :I loved this class so much I get to take it again next semester!
instructor :Viniotis
instructor rating :2 - Average
instructor comments :
davelen21
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4116 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :0 - Horrible
course comments :the material is hard, very hard.
class :Spring 2003 section 002
grade received :C
class rating :0 - Horrible
class comments :man i hated that class
instructor :Viniotis
instructor rating :2 - Average
instructor comments :Viniotis is actually probably one of the easier teachers, because his tests really aren't that bad. You just have to learn the material on your own... which sucks.
wheelmanca19
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3735 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :Second time around worked like a charm
class :Fall 2003 section 001
grade received :C+
class rating :2 - Average
class comments :
instructor :Viniotis
instructor rating :2 - Average
instructor comments :
Pack Trumpet
New Recruit
0 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :1 - Bad
course comments :Crazy math class (and I like math...)
class :Spring 2004 section 001
grade received :B
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :The book sucks a lot, the problem lab sucks a lot, the class sucks a lot...
instructor :Viniotis
instructor rating :2 - Average
instructor comments :He knows what he's doing, I don't think this class is a reflection on his teaching abilities, there is just so much crap that is crammed into this class, none of it can be taught well or else you get behind...
GuitarPaul
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876 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :The course is a hodgepodge of math and ece topics mixed, so it tends to be a little confusing at times. The textbook was okay, but had lots of room for improvement.
class :Spring 2004 section 001
grade received :A
class rating :2 - Average
class comments :The instructor was very nice and helpful outside of class, but there were never enough in-class examples. most of the time was spent teaching straight out of the textbook. The material never got too hard, but I had to teach myself the majority of it since Dr. V. never went over any substantial examples in class.
instructor :Viniotis
instructor rating :2 - Average
instructor comments :Not terrible, but not the best. Very helpful man, and is willing to spend a lot of time helping (i think his office hours the nights before tests were till 1am - how many teachers do that?).
pablo_price
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5628 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :1 - Bad
course comments :Tough, but you gotta do it
class :Spring 2004 section 002
grade received :F
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :Material not presently clearly in class. Tests had excessive matlab, graded strictly.
instructor :Hauser
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :Doesn't teach concepts, just copies matlab code on the board.
hyeroller519
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2864 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :The material was ok just easy to get the stuff mixed up.
class :Spring 2004 section 003
grade received :C-
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :Class sucked, homeworks sucked, teacher sucked, book sucked. Overal the class was badly thrown together and I think I wouldve learned more taking MA 341 instead.
instructor :Viniotis
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :Terrible teacher. Teaches the board how to do the material and barely speaks louder than a whisper. Does not explain much so your basically looking elsewhere to find help.
Rockhead
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17 Posts
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course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :The material I would say was interesting, just very scattered. I actually have already taken Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, and I feel that one is better off taking those two in leiu of ECE 220. The course covers Matlab, which should be taught perhaps in its own 1 hour class in my opinion...
class :Spring 2004 section 003
grade received :A
class rating :2 - Average
class comments :
instructor :Viniotis
instructor rating :3 - Good
instructor comments :Very knowledgeable, and was willing to meet with students outside of class.
ncsu_engr
Veteran
146 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :difficult course, homeworks and labs involve a lot of algebra/math (and patience!)
class :Spring 2004 section 003
grade received :B
class rating :3 - Good
class comments :class was well taught. our class didn't have an attendance policy, and there was a distance ed section, so i mostly watched the lectures online. but i did so regularly, and not one day before exam. so i did not feel lost like many others.
instructor :Viniotis
instructor rating :3 - Good
instructor comments :has an accent, but knows and explains his material well. very helpful otuisde class, holds office hours till 1am before an exam. his tests can be easy if you understand the material well, and do the practice tests (do them).
Pack Trumpet
New Recruit
0 Posts
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course :ECE 220P
course rating :0 - Horrible
course comments :Don't really do problems, it's where you learn how to do MATLAB, the learning of how to do problems is on your own...
class :Spring 2004 section 405
grade received :N/A
class rating :0 - Horrible
class comments :Pointless when the lab instructor (TA) can't explain how to do the stuff...
instructor :
instructor rating :0 - Horrible
instructor comments :TA couldn't speak English, and if he could, he couldn't be heard...
rosschilen
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1025 Posts
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course :ECE 220
course rating :3 - Good
course comments :Starts off slow because of the background knowledge needed. Course was overhyped about the difficulty but it still is a tough course.
class :Fall 2004 section 002
grade received :A
class rating :3 - Good
class comments :I listened to a Viniotis lecture of 220 and I would rather take it with Baran.
instructor :Baran
instructor rating :3 - Good
instructor comments :Pretty good teacher, got better towards the end. He gave out granola bars for correct answers in class. Nice guy if you take the time to meet him.
joshuawillis
New Recruit
12 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :3 - Good
course comments :
class :Spring 2005 section 003
grade received :A+
class rating :3 - Good
class comments :
instructor :Bottomley
instructor rating :4 - Awesome
instructor comments :Bottomley was a GREAT professor - willing to come in late and spend time with students. She also was VERY fair when it came to tests. Allowed full 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper for each test as cheat sheet. Great teach!
PeterG85
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0 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :3 - Good
course comments :
class :Fall 2005 section 002
grade received :A+
class rating :3 - Good
class comments :
instructor :Trussell
instructor rating :3 - Good
instructor comments :
HUR
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17731 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :1 - Bad
course comments :Boring math stuff you have to know for ECE. Covers a vast amount of topics.
class :Spring 2006 section 002
grade received :B-
class rating :2 - Average
class comments :The class was pretty challenging. Mrs. Ozturk writes a bunch of equations on the board and expects you to know how to apply them and understand. Had to use the book to learn most of the material and book wasn't much better then lecture.
instructor :Ozturk
instructor rating :2 - Average
instructor comments :Talks with an accent. She's a friendly lady but i didn't finding her teaching style effective, but maybe its just b.c the material sucks.
Specter
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6564 Posts
user info
course :ECE 220
course rating :2 - Average
course comments :Differential equations with circuits. Matrix and linear algebra all over the place.
class :Spring 2006 section 002
grade received :B-
class rating :1 - Bad
class comments :The required textbook was absolute shit. The exams were challenging, but the final wasn't that bad. Ozturk would fly through the notes, so if you fell asleep for a minute, you were already a page of notes behind.
instructor :Ozturk
instructor rating :3 - Good
instructor comments :I'd give her a 4 if I would've gotten an A in this class. Nevertheless, I hold nothing against Dr. H. Ozturk. She is nice, honest, wants you to learn and knows how to teach the material. However, like i mentioned before, she goes way too fast in class and she skips steps in the examples all too often.

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