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Eduardo Corpeño, Electrical and Computer Engineer

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19 Videos (50m)
    • Introduction

    • Let's make a Pizza! (Bottom-Up)

    • Let's make a Pizza! (Top-Down)

    • Comparing the Options

    • A Problem Solving Graph part 1 The DAG

    • A Problem Solving Graph part 2 Bottom Up

    • A Problem Solving Graph part 3 Top Down

    • Showing is not teaching

    • When to use Bottom-Up

    • Top Down 1 - Answer the Question

    • Top Down 2 - How The Top Down Approach Works

    • Top Down 3 - Some Rules

    • Top Down 4 - Unnamed Variables

    • Top Down 5 - An Example

    • Top Down 6 - When does it fail

    • Electric Circuit Example 1: The Problem

    • Electric Circuit Example 2: Bottom Up

    • Electric Circuit Example 3: Top Down

    • Electric Circuit Example 4: Backtracking


About This Class

This method works! I’ve tested it for over 10 years of teaching Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Once the students get the hang of this method, their Physics, Math and other STEM classes become much, much less of a challenge, so they can concentrate on solid learning.

Why should you take this course?

Because when it comes to textbook problem solving, you probably were wrongly taught to mimic your teachers.

  • Can you always produce the answer to the problems that are presented to you?
  • While solving a textbook problem on your own, have you gotten to the point where you don't know what to do next?
  • In class, have you found yourself asking “How did the teacher come up with that step?” or “How did the teacher know we had to use that equation?” or “How was I supposed to know that?” ?

Improve your performance in class!

Learn this Effective Approach to Tackling Textbook Problems to Stop Struggling and Really Start Learning

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Fascinating! Looking forward to trying this out. I got solid Cs in my college Electronics 25 years ago, any improvement would be great. hahaha! I thank you!





Eduardo Corpeño

Electrical and Computer Engineer

I'm an Electrical and Computer Engineer. I've been teaching Engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels for over 10 years. 

I love hardware, software and teaching.

Among the subjects in the classes I teach, my strongest are Electrical Circuit Theory, Electronic Devices, Digital Design, Computer Architecture, Microcontrollers, Assembly and C Programming for Embedded Applications, Hardware Description Language, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Artificial Intelligence, Printed Circuit Board Design and Real Time Operating Systems.

Along with two of my finest colleagues, I created one of the first MOOCs in spanish, an introduction to the Raspberry Pi. We wrote a conference paper on the outcome of this very successful course. 

I'm currently taking the Online Master of Science in Computer Science at Georgia Tech and I'm loving every minute of it.