ELE 203 (STL)
Electronic Circuit Design, Analysis and Implementation
Introduction to electronic theory and practice. DC and AC circuit analysis theorems and passive and active components, from resistors/capacitors/inductors to operational amplifiers. Feedback, sinusoidal steady state analysis, frequency response, resonance, diodes, transistors. Labs and demos support and extend class material, culminating in a functioning radio. Creative circuit design using light and sound outputs is encouraged. A final project on bio-sensing, including design and testing of an electrocardiogram circuit to sense real heartbeats. SPICE circuit simulation is introduced and leveraged in the labs and project.
Sample reading list:
Dorf, Electric Circuits
Tsividis, A First Lab in Circuits and Electronics
Chapters of the text and the lab manual are assigned for reading. Keeping a lab notebook, including entry of observations and summary of experiments, is required.
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Other Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 15%
Lab Reports - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Course is required for concentrators
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Freshman may enroll with permission of course instructor..
Labs begin during the first week of the course. Students may change lab section between the first and second week. The second-week choice is final. Bring a bound notebook to the first lab.
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