# Do you have some good advice for an electrical engineering student?

• Anti Hydrogen
In summary, as a student of EE, it is important to develop good study habits before entering university and to continuously work on improving them. Familiarize yourself with basic concepts such as Kirchhoff's laws and trigonometry, and consider taking classes on transmission lines and materials or semiconductors. Attend workshops and gain work experience to enhance your understanding and skills in the field. Additionally, investing in resources such as the book "Microelectronics" by Sedra and Smith can be beneficial. As Frank Westheimer said, "A month in the laboratory can often save an hour in the library."

#### Anti Hydrogen

Summary:: hello there, what are some good advices you would have liked to know when you were a student of EE?

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Anti Hydrogen said:
Summary:: hello there, what are some good advices you would have liked to know when you were a student of EE?

Study hard in high school, and develop very good study habits before you get to university.

Anti Hydrogen
Hang tight. One of these days you'll encounter the subject that becomes your life's joy.

S.G. Janssens
I saw way too many people in upper-division classes who still couldn't use Kirchhoff's laws (KVL and KCL) . Make sure you're not one of those people!

It's always good to refresh on basic trigonometry (especially the identities and using Euler's formula).

If you take any class covering transmission lines spend some time to learn how to use a Smith chart. It's worth it.
You'll literally be able to eyeball this equation and matching networks, and quickly convert impedance into admittance.

$$Z_{in} = Z_0 \frac{Z_L + jZ_0 tan(\beta l)}{Z_0 + jZ_L tan(\beta l)}$$

I've noticed from my friends and some coworkers, that not all schools require a materials or semiconductor class. I would try to take at least one.

Attend workshops and try to get work experience.

You should probably buy Microelectronics by Sedra and Smith if you don't have it.

Anti Hydrogen