Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Challenging 4th Semester, EEE, VTU


Hi folks, here is my tip to the 4rd semester EEE student (VTU)....
> Engineering Mathematics-4 (M4) is one of the easiest of all the four we study in engineering. I referred Dr. K S C's Engg Math-4 Book. It is very Good and is beautifully written and structured for the subject conforming to syllabus. Concentrate on the Statistics, part-b of the Syllabus (it is more difficult than part-a)
> Microcontrollers (MC) was one of my fav subjects in 4rd sem. It is usually the fad in electronic projects of 8th Semester. I referred the books: For PART-A: Kenneth J. Ayala ; “The 8051 Microcontroller Architecture, Programming & Applications” 2e, Penram International, 1996 / Thomson Learning 2005. For PART-B: Muhammad Ali Mazidi and Janice Gillespie Mazidi and Rollin D. McKinlay; “The 8051 Microcontroller and Embedded Systems – using assembly and C ”- PHI, 2006 / Pearson, 2006
> Control systems (CS) was my fav subject in 4th sem. Tuitions of RCS @ SSM taught me not just the subject but rather its soul. Everything is elegant in this subject. Study it with lots of passion. I referred Control Systems by Bakshi as a supplement to my tuition notes.
> Field Theory (FT) is another classical Physics subject which can bring joy if you can capture the subject in your imagination. I partly referred the book, “Engineering Electromagnetics”, William H Hayt Jr. and John A Buck, Tata McGraw-Hill, 7th edition, 2006. I also took tuitions by RCS @ SSM. Only his teaching is solely responsible for the liking I developed for the subject. I studied his tuition notes mainly. The implications of stuff studied in FT are apparent only in your higher semester subjects.
> Power Electronics (PE) is clearly one of the hottest branches of EEE. PE provides a sound basic for higher study in this subject. I studied the book, “Power Electronics”, M.H.Rashid 2nd Edition, P.H.I. /Pearson, New Delhi, 2002. Mainly i referred to "Power Electronics", J. S. Chithode (inspite of its raw dealing with the subject)
> Transformers and Induction Machines (TIM) is one of the core subjects of our Branch. A sound understanding of this subject is required for both subjects later as well as the TIM lab. I referred to "Transformers and Induction Machines" by Bakshi, Technical Publications. But to score well and understand the subject well, please refer to the books, “Theory of Alternating Current Machines”, Alexander Langsdorf, T.M.H. and “Electric Machines”, I. J. Nagrath and D. P. Kothari, 2nd Edition, T.M.H.
> Microcontrollers Lab (MC Lab) requires the best possible understanding of the assembly and C programming. The skill in both these shall be an enormous benefit to successful completion of MC Lab. Refer a good manual, moreover be prepared to write your own version of the programs...
> Power Electronics Lab (PE Lab) is a direct applicatin of circuits studied in the theory part of the subject. Ability to predict the outcome and behaviour of a PE Circuit shall be a booster in this Lab. Refer a good manual and study lots of theory...
ALL THE BEST!!!


30 comments:

Naren said...

Thank u for ur information...

niriksha said...

Hai Shashank.....This is Niriksha.Me too an Electrical student...Thank u for ur information...It's helping me a lot....If u don't mind can u please tell where did u got tutions for 4th sem..........

Shashank B L said...

@Niriksha: I took tuitions by RCS @ SSM School. I went for Control Systems and Field theory. The way he has taught the concepts has made me remember the 2 subjects even after 2 long years...

niriksha said...

Thanks Shashank...

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Shashank B L said...

S.S.M. School
1, Chennamma Tank Bed (Chenamma Kere)
Thyagaraja Nagar
Bangalore-560028
(Landmark: Opposite to Corporation Office)

To inquire/enroll, visit sometime in the evening around 6 to 8pm.

niriksha said...

Thanks....

sunil said...

hi, shashank... this is sunil im doing my 6th sem
eee now, but failed to clear ft in previous 2 attempts. im reffering notes fom PATE tution by vikramaditya... this my crucial time if i wont clear i cant enter 7th sem.. plz help

Shashank B L said...

@sunil: Study the following units: 1 (a), 1(b), 3 in part-A and 6, 7, 8 in part-B. Study 1 unit/week along with your other 6th sem subjects. Try to take help from teachers and good friends out there in your dept. Understand the topic clearly. Know problems and derivations inside out. Dont' worry. Have confidence. Be honest. Take my words, you will clear it. I will try to locate some online resources to facilitate your study. All the best

sunil said...

thanks

varun said...

hey can anyone tell me where the pate tutions is??

anand said...

Hi this is Anand here doing my EEE in part time just wrote 4th sem exams... as said in the above usually Dr KSC book for M4 was ok... but this time question paper the problems were not from these.. M4 is a scoring subject...

Shashank B L said...

@varun: PATE tuitions are at NSVK, Jayanagar. Go there to get further details...

Dheeraj said...

Hi Shashank, this is Dheeraj. M in 5th sem eee. I hav a back in ft. N i haven't studied d subject at all. I hav jus 2 days gap for d subject. Do u think it ll be enough to clear it?? Pls help me out...

Shashank B L said...

@Dheeraj: Study the following units: 1(a), 1(b), 3 in part-A and 6, 7, 8 in part-B. Study them along with your other 5th sem subjects. Try to take help from teachers and good friends out there in your dept. Understand the topic clearly. Know problems and derivations inside out. Don't worry about the 2 days gap since you would have prepared for it in advance. Try to prepare first on the lengthy units. The 2 days can be utilized to revise them and also learn the smaller remaining units.

Don't be lazy. Don't be disheartened. Only honest efforts can win great battles. Have confidence. Be honest. Take my words, you will clear it.

karthik bhat said...

@shashank: 'm karthik studying in 4th sem eee n i study in a college where rcs n yj work:):):)..so i've some questions to ask..1. Do i need tuitions?(i got 73 n 77 in 1st n 2nd semesters respectively) n expecting fcd in 3rd too:(.. 2. Wt do u think are the placement opportunities in deir college?

Shashank B L said...

@Karthik Bhat: 1) You don't need tuitions if u concentrate in college and if they teach really well at college. But, take tuitions to put in some extra effort in solving and relishing the subject. Remember that your main objective is to be a good engineer.
2) No idea about placement scenario in their college. Pls speak to your HOD / Placement Officer regarding that. Even otherwise, a good engineer should not find it difficult to get a job (pool campus / off campus / reference) as the opportunities have just expanded after the world economic crunch! Since you have just completed 3rd sem, I advice you to concentrate on learning engineering. Placements will happen after 2 yrs. So, live in the present. :)

Karthik bhat said...

@shashank thanks fr the info man:)

khushi said...

hey shashank am going to study now 4th sem so can you give me still more tips for this 4th sem please

Shashank B L said...

@Khushi: Please concentrate in 4th sem. It is where people usually lose focus after an easy 1st three semesters. So, really learn, don't just study for exams. The subjects in 4th sem are very interesting and practically required too. All the Best!

khushi said...

thank you very much...

Anonymous said...

What units to select to score im mc and cs???

Anonymous said...

Hey shashank , i m an e&c student from BIT. i have joined field theory and network analysis tutions at RCS. Are tutions necessary for AEC??

kishore said...

hi, this is kishore, i'm in 5th sem right now, i got failed in ft, now i really need to go to tutions. please sujest which tution centres are good...plese do tell me which sub is tough in 5th sem- Signals or Modren contol theory....

Anonymous said...

hi i'm a eee student from bmsce.i need to choose between communication systems and vhdl as an elective.Can anyone suggest which one would be better?

Shashank B L said...

@Anon: When in doubt about the elective subject, learn about it on Wikipedia, check with the professor who will handle the subject and also speak to seniors at your college.

Akhila said...

hi... i'm Akhila i'm studying in 4th sem EEE. i'm not able to get any local author text book for microcontrollers. i've taken the mazidi book now. as it is not according to syllabus i'll not be able to study it. so pls can u suggest any text book which is according to vtu syllabus if you know any...

Anonymous said...

Shashank..very nice Blog. I am now in 4th sem EEE (VTU) preparing for exmas. Can you guide me chapters i need to revise during my semester exams for following subjects:


POWER ELECTRONICS
FIELD THEORY
CONTROL SYSTEMS

Shashank B L said...

@Akhila: Mazidi is the standard book. It is very well written in simple language. I would say "Please refer only that book" :)

Shashank B L said...

@Anon: Please prepare for atleast 6 units thoroughly. Other 2 units, learn about the basics. Request you to choose the units, since there units can be related and cannot be studied skipping the basic concepts!