EEL 3220 - Fall 1998

M W F 11:50 12:40 p.m.

Prerequisites: EEL3112 ( Circuits II ) and EEL3472 ( Fields I )


Instructor       Juan C. Cockburn, CEB # B 364
                            Phone: 487-6462, email: cockburn@eng.fsu.edu
                            Office Hours: M,W 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. (or by appointment.)

Course Objectives

What is a brushless DC motor ? Is it better than a plain DC motor ? These are some of the questions that you will be able to answer at the end of this course.
This course is an introduction to electromechanical motion devices for students interested in robotics, controls and low power automated system. The students will learn the basic operating principles of DC motors, stepper motors, etc. MAPLE V and MATLAB/SIMULINK will be used for analysis and simulation.
Textbook: References: Homework and Project: Exams & Quizzes: Grading Policy

Important Reminder

Excerpts from Florida A&M University: General Catalog 1993-95


A student is not enrolled or registered until all necessary fees are paid and validated by the office of student accounts. (pg. 24).

No student will receive credit for any courses for which the student is not properly registered. (pg. 25).

Class Attendance Regulations:

Students are responsible for all assignments, quizzes, and examinations at the time they are due and may not use their absence from class as a plea for extensions of time to complete assignments or for permission to take make-up examinations or quizzes. Absence from class for cause: (a) participation in recognized university activities, (b) personal illness properly certified, or (c) emergencies caused by circumstances over which the student has no immediate control will be excused by the dean or director of the unit in which the student is enrolled. (pg. 26).

Class attendance is compulsory for all students. A student will be permitted one unexcused absence per credit hour of the course he or she is attending. A student exceeding the number of unexcused absences will be dropped from the course and assigned the grade "F". (pg. 26)

Excerpts from Florida State University: General Bulletin 1995-96

Class Attendance Regulations:

Students are expected to attend all of their scheduled University classes. The University reserves the right to deal at any time with individual cases of non-attendance. The effect of absences upon grades is determined by the instructor. A student reported for excessive absence in any course may be required by the academic dean to drop the course with the grade of "F". (pg. 67).


Registration is not complete or official until all financial obligations are satisfied (pg. 33).

Students will receive credit only for those courses in which they are properly registered. (pg. 43).