Reading List for the Breadth Examinations

Problems 2, 3, and 4: Subjects in electrical and computer engineering

The student needs to answer any three from the following list of problems, without exceeding two from the same TTG area:

TTG Area


Reading List


Communications, Controls and Signal Processing

ECGR-4111: Control Systems


Sample Problem

Automatic Control Systems, B.C. Kuo, 9th Edition, 2010.  Chapters 5 -10

ECGR-4123: Analog and Digital Communications


Sample Problem

Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, B.P. Lathi, Oxford Univ. Press, 3rd Ed., 1998, ISBN 0-19-511009-9. Chapters 1-8, 10

ECGR-4124: Digital Signal Processing


Sample Problem


Discrete-Time Signal Processing: A.V. Oppenheim, R.W. Schaffer, and J.R. Buck, Prentice Hall, 2nd ed., 1998, ISBN 0-13-754920-2. Chapters 1-10.

ECGR-4187: Data Communications and Networking


Sample Problem

William Stallings, "Data and Computer Communications, 10th Edition" PEARSON, 2014. Chapter 6,7,11-15, and 19.



Devices, Circuits, and Systems


ECGR-3121/3122: Electromagnetic Fields


Sample Problem

Engineering Electromagnetics, Second Edition, Nathan Ida, Springer, Chapters 11-14.

ECGR-3132: Electronics-II


Sample Problem

Sedra and Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 6th Edition, Oxford University Press. Chapters on feedback and frequency response of amplifiers.

ECGR-3133: Solid State Microelectronics I


Sample Problem

 An Introduction to Semiconductor Devices by Donald Neaman, Chapters 1 - 5

ECGR-4134: Solid State and Semiconductor Microelectronics-I


An Introduction to Semiconductor Devices by Donald Neaman, Chapters 6 – 12


High-Performance Embedded Computing

ECGR-4101: Embedded Systems


Sample Problem

Introduction to Embedded Systems using the Renesas RX63N Microcontroller, James Conrad, 2013, Micrium Press. Click here to access.



The Designer's Guide to VHDL, Peter J Ashenden, 3rd Edition Volume 3, Chapters 2 – 10.

ECGR-4181: Computer Architecture


Sample Problem

Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, John Hennessy and David Patterson, Fourth Edition. Chapters 1 - 5.


Power Systems

ECGR-4141: Power Systems Analysis-I


Sample Problem

System Analysis by Hadi Saadat, McGraw Hill. Chapters 1 - 6.

ECGR-4142: Power Systems Analysis-II


System Analysis by Hadi Saadat, McGraw Hill. 3rd Edition. Chapters 7 - 11.

ECGR-4143: Electrical Machines


Sample Problem

A.E. Fitzgerald, C. Kingsley, and S. Umans, Electrical Machinery. Chapters 1 – 6.