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PH 411: Electronics

Week

Date

PEI Reading

LAE Reading

Activities

Topics

0

TH

Sept
24

pp. 49 74

pp. 299 305

pp. 594 598

pp. 1 – 49

Lab 1: Resistance

Introduction to the electronics laboratory

HW1   Solutions

  • DC Circuits
  • Kirchoff's Laws
  • Electronic Components
    • Resistors
    • Ohmic behavior
    • I-V curve

1

T

Sept
29

 

  • Electronic Instruments
    • Power Supply
    • Digital Multimeter
  • Breadboard
  • Voltage divider

TH

Oct
1

 

2

T

Oct
6

pp. 76 – 80

pp. 207 – 209

pp. 51 – 105

Lab 2: Thevenin Equivalents

HW2   Solutions

  • Thevenin equivalents
  • Input and Output Impedance

TH

Oct
8

 

 

·       Excel file for Chi squared fitting

·       Mathematica file for plotting data

·       Sample data

3

T

Oct
13

pp. 80 – 92

pp. 94 – 113

pp. 164 – 176

pp. 204 – 207

pp. 210 – 217

pp. 575 – 594

 

 

Lab 3: Capacitors and Time-Dependent Signals

Handout on RC circuits

  • AC Circuits
  • Electronic Components
    • Capacitors
  • Time-dependent signals
  • Electronic Instruments
    • Oscilloscope
  • Function Generator

TH

Oct
15

 

 

  • RC circuits
  • RC integrator
  • Complex waveforms
  • Frequency response
  • Bode plot
  • Fourier analysis

4

T

Oct
20

 

 

TH

Oct
22

 

 

 

 

5

T

Oct
27

pp. 113 – 155

pp. 355 – 373

 

Lab 4: Inductors and Time-Dependent Signals

Handout on Filters and Impedance

Handout on Fourier Analysis

HW3   Solutions

  • Inductors
  • RL circuits

TH

Oct
29

 

 

6

T

Nov
3

pp. 429 – 449

pp. 149 – 185

Lab 5: Transistor basics

·       Bipolar-junction transistors

TH

Nov
5

 

 

7

T

Nov
10

pp. 635 – 662

pp. 245 – 277

Lab 6: Introduction to Operational Amplifiers

Handout on op amps

  • Operational Amplifiers
  • Op amp rules
  • Negative feedback
  • Non-inverting amplifier
  • Inverting amplifier

TH

Nov
12

 

 

8

T

Nov
17

 

 

TH

Nov
19

pp. 674 – 681

 

Lab 7: Op Amp Applications

Handout on op amp applications

  • Transimpedance amplifier
  • Summing Amplifier
  • Positive Feedback
  • RC Oscillator

9

T

Nov
24

 

TH

Nov
26

 

 

Thanksgiving Holiday

10

T

Dec
1

 

 

 

 

TH

Dec
3

 

 

 

 


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