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Can a computer engineer also be a software engineer, and a general programmer? [closed]

I have heard that for one job position, usually you pick one area to specialize in, let's say. If one picked software they'd be handling DD, OS, etc. If hardware, testing, designing circuits, etc. ...
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Why do we still take digital logic? [closed]

I am a student in Computer Engineering, and I am wondering why programs still teach digital logic. We have already taken a computer organization class in which we learn about computer architecture ...
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Circuit analysis with nodal analysis

[EDIT] I'm going to give mesh analysis another go, and see where that gets me. [DOUBLE EDIT] Mesh analysis didn't get me anywhere :( Im tearing my hair out over this problem, so any help would be ...
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General Electronics vs. Embedded programming oriented program [closed]

I've got a choice between two types of Electronic Engineering degrees, as the title says. One goes the general route, basics of electricity, analog electronic, digital electronic, measuring stuff, ...
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Electrical Engineering vs Computer Engineering? [closed]

I am trying to decide whether to major in EE or CE. To my knowledge, computer engineering has the same core focus as electrical engineering but with an emphasis on digital logic and microprocessors. ...
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Struggling to get started with electronic devices and circuits [closed]

A pass in electronic devices and circuits is mandatory in order to clear the first semester of my computer science engineering degree. The recommended text for studying is Electronic Devices And ...
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A book that talks of how computer hardware is designed

There are many books aboout what CPU's pipelines do and etc., but I am unable to find a book that talks of how computer hardware is designed - technical stuff, like electrical engineering stuff. Can ...
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What is learnt in electrical engineering undergraduate courses? [closed]

Can anyone provide me some example link that points what is studied in electrical engineering major at undergraduate level? Also, how is graduate one different from undergraduate one? Note: I'm ...
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Synthesize VHDL into discrete TTL integrated circuits

I've got a small project in VHDL (fully working in a Xilinx FPGA) and I would like to implement it using an old-school printed circuit board and discrete TTL integrated circuits, in the spirit of ...
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Classic essays on electrical and general engineering

I tutor English language and literature. I sometimes find that tutees are really keen on engineering, tech and so on, and find analysing the more traditional texts intimidating (I mean Shakespeare and ...
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Striking electronics facts, stories or puzzles [closed]

Say you are at a dinner table with like-minded, curious people, and you want to share your enthusiasm for electronics. How would you entertain your audience? Would it be a Steve Jobs story, a summary ...
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Starting to tinker, any advice? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to become an embedded software developer? What good resources are there for a high school student to start learning electronics? I have recently purchased a ...
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Problems solving strategies of experts in simple DC-circuit problems

There are many papers which study how students in high school and college think, when solving elementary DC-circuit problems. However I don't know any resources where the reasoning of experts is ...
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Electric flow rate (Amper) on the com-port

I have sending data through com-port from PC. Is there a constant rate of flow of electric charge (Ampere) when the com-port is used while sending or not sending data through it? Does the Ampere on ...
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A cheap experiment to demonstrate the relationship between resistivity and heat output

I'm trying to design a cheap experiment that will demonstrate relationship between resistivity and temperature change under current. Optimally I would Find some relatively resistive substance Run ...
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Interesting High school level applications of current voltage characteristics [closed]

Are there any interesting applications/simple circuits on a high school level, where current voltage characteristics are quantitatively or maybe just qualitatively important to unterstand the ...
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How can I get a broad overview of the world of electronics?

(Feel free to edit the question's title. Wasn't sure of a good one liner for my question) I'm a university student who has found a love for electronics and circuit design. I have a solid knowledge of ...
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Sources for cheap/free electronics for students? [closed]

I've just recently discovered an incredible interest in building my own circuits and my own logic. I'm in a computer architecture class and we're learning how to make ALUs based on a set of ...
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What are some simple and informative beginners projects?

I'm currently in an "Information Technology" program, and this program includes some electronics courses. So, I know a little bit about voltage sources, current sources, resistors, capacitors, ...
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Shifting into an EE Career - with or without Master's first?

I've been working in software for way too long, dislike it for a number of reasons, and would like to shift completely into electronics engineering work. I'd prefer analog, microwave, optoelectronics ...
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Good Tools for Drawing Schematics

I was going to add a bit of information to my post on a previous day using schematics and some instructions. What programs are being employed for this purpose. I mostly want to see what others are ...