Tuesday, 21 February 2012

MIT are offering a free distance course on electronics

For those with absolutely no formal training in electronics (like me) this is an interesting offer that has to be investigated.

MIT as some of the other universities in the US (hint search for a course that uses the NorCal20A) have made much of the teaching material available from their courses available free of charge.

Now you can take an MIT courses free too and you do not even need to be in the US.

It will require a commitment of 10 hours a week from March 5, 2012 through June 8, 2012 and there are some prerequisite knowledge wise in physics and mathematics but doesn't sound too onerous. They say: "In order to succeed in this course, you must have taken an AP level physics course in electricity and magnetism. You must know basic calculus and linear algebra and have some background in differential equations. Since more advanced mathematics will not show up until the second half of the course, the first half of the course will include an optional remedial differential equations component for those who need it."


Ricardo - CT2GQV said...


I'm already in, will you join?


M1KTA said...

Yes already have.

M1KTA said...

Asked off line so here are the hints for courses that used the NorCal40a kit. Search for EE 322/322L Electronics II – Wireless Communication Electronics Spring 2006 or ECEN 2420 Wireless Electronics, Spring 2011



M1KTA said...

How will I know that the course has started?

The course will start on March 5. Check the website as the date approaches. A login button will appear on the course website on or slightly before March 5 so you can login, begin to get familiar with the site and start the course.

Why is there no log-in button?

You will not be able to log into the course until either the starting date, or shortly before.