#### Physics 440 – Electronics – Fall 2010

The aim of this course is to give students a practical introduction to modern electronic circuits. It consists of two weekly lectures where the theory and principles of electronics circuits will be discussed, and a three hour lab where students will get some hands-on experience with electronic circuits and a variety of instrumentation such as oscilloscopes, pulsers, power supplies and digital multimeters. The topics covered in the course will start with simple DC circuits and end in computer design of programmable logic devices (PLD's). In between we will study AC circuits, filters, diodes, bipolar transistors, FET's, operational amplifiers and a variety of digital circuits. Where possible we will make use of computer programs such as LabView and software from the Xilinx corporation to program field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA's).

Instructors

Stuart Tessmer, tessmer@pa.msu.edu, 884-5660

Sean Wagner, TA and Lab Instructor; Kathy Walsh, TA & Lab Instructor

Important Data

Lectures: Tu Th   8:30 AM - 9:50 AM, Rm 1308 BPS

Labs: Sec 1: Tues 3:00-5:50,    Sec 2: Thurs 11:30-2:20,    Sec 3: Thurs 3:00-5:50,    Sec 4: Tues 11:30-2:20

All labs take place in Rm 1254 BPS.

Tessmer office hour: Tuesdays 10am, 1308/4237 BPS

Walsh office hour: Mondays 3pm, Strosacker Center, 1248 BPS

Wagner office hour: Wednesdays 2pm, Strosacker Center, 1248 BPS

Course Schedule

 Week of Day Topics Reading chapter.section Homework chapter – problem #s Sep 2 Th introduction, current, voltage, resistance, Ohm's law 1.1 - 1.5 ---- no lab Sep 7 Tu power, series and parallel, circuits 1.6 - 1.8 Th dividers, pots, Kirchoff’s equations 1.8 - 1.10 HW#1: Ch1 – 2 ---- no lab Sep 14 Tu Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, mesh loop method 1.11 Th DC measurements, input impedance 6.1 - 6.3 HW#2: Ch1 – 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13 Lab 1 Sep 21 Tu capacitance and inductance 2.1 - 2.4 Th RC, LC and RLC circuits 2.5 - 2.6 HW#3: Ch1 – 8, 9, 10, 15, 20, 21, 22 Lab 2 DC and AC, Function Generator, Oscilloscope 6.6 - 6.7 Sep 28 Tu AC circuits, complex numbers 3.1 - 3.5, handout Th generalized Ohm’s law handout HW#4: Ch2 – 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, T1 Lab 3 Capacitors, Inductors, RC and RL Circuits Oct 5 Tu band width, quality factor, Bode plots 3.4, 3.5, A-3 Th transformers, PN junction 4.1 - 4.2 HW#5: Ch3 – 1,2,6,7 Lab 4 RLC Passive Filters Oct 12 Tu diodes, Zener diodes, diode circuits 5.1- 5.4, 5.7 Th more diode circuits, bipolar transistor 5.8 - 5.9, 8.1 - 8.3 HW#6: Ch3 – 24, 25; T2; Ch5 – 3 Lab 5 Diodes, LED's Rectifiers, Unregulated Power Supply, Zeners Oct 19 Tu bipolar transistor circuits 8.3 - 8.6 Th more bipolar transistor circuits 8.3 - 8.6 HW#7: Ch5 – 12, HH 1.27, HH 1.29, HH 1.30, Ch8 – 1 Lab 6 Bipolar transistors I, I - V charactersistics, amplifiers Oct 26 Tu field effect transistors 8.7 Th JFET amplifier, op amps 8.8 - 8.9, 9.1 - 9.4 HW#8: Ch8 – 2, 3; T3 Lab 7 Bipolar transistors II, regulation, circuit construction Nov 2 Tu op amp circuits 9.5 - 9.6 Th op amp filters and real world op amps 9.7 - 9.12 HW#9: T4, T5, Ch9 – 3, 4, 5 Lab 8 JFET's, Op Amps I 9.5,JFET,OPAMP Nov 9 Tu oscillators and timers, digital electronics 10.1-5 Th logic, IC gates 11.1-3 HW#10: Ch9 – 7,  T6, T7 Lab 9 Op Amps II 10.4 Nov 16 Tu Boolean algebra, numbering systems 11.4-11.7 Th digital circuitry - flip flops 12.1-12.2 HW#11: T8, T9;  Ch10 – 6, 7; Ch11 – 2 Lab10 Light Emitting Diodes and Digital Circuits 1 12.2 Nov 23 Tu counters and registers 12.3 - 12.5 Th Thanksgiving no homework ---- no lab Nov 30 Tu digital to analog conversion, analog to digital conversion 14.6, 14.7 Th multiplexer, programmable logic devices 12.6, Introduction to... HW#12: Ch11 – 5b, 6a&c, 7b&d, 9, 13 Lab11 FPGA Logic - I Dec 7 Tu computers, ROM and RAM 13.3 Th transducers,  lock-in amplifiers 7.1, 7.2,15.4 HW#13: Ch12 – 5; Ch14 – 11, T10, T11 Lab12 FPGA Logic - II Dec 13-17 Finals Week

Textbook and Clicker

Required Text: Diefenderfer and Holton, Principles of Electronic Instrumentation, 3rd Ed. Saunders, 1994. You are required to bring an i-Clicker to lectures.

Homework and Quizzes

There will be weekly homework assignments, due at the beginning of class on Thursdays. Quizzes and Clicker Questions will be given during lecture; there will be roughly twelve quizzes throughout the semester.

Laboratory Procedure and Notebook

The laboratory part of the course consists of a series of experiments that students will perform working alone. Students will be provided with a lab notebook into which all relevant information associated with an experiment will be recorded. The laboratory exercises will be performed during the 3 hour lab period, the data entered into the notebook will be left with the TA for grading. No formal write up will be required but students are cautioned to enter all relevant data and explanations clearly and succinctly so that the TA can easily follow the work done. No erasures or page removal is allowed. If an error is made it should be neatly crossed out and the corrected data re-entered.

Your Total Score will be determined by the scores on the homework assignments, quizzes, and laboratory notebook. The Total Score is weighted as follows: 50%-Laboratory, 30%-Quizzes, 20%-Homework, 5%-Clicker Questions. This adds up to 105%. Grade assignments at the end of the term will be taken from the table below. (It may be shifted slightly in your favor.)

 Total Score % and Grades Minimum % Grade 85 4.0 80 3.5 75 3.0 70 2.5 65 2.0 60 1.5 50 1.0 <50 0.0