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Fall 2013-2014
ELE 203 (STL)  

Electronic Circuit Design, Analysis and Implementation

Paul R. Prucnal

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

Reading/Writing assignments:
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.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Other Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 15%
Lab Reports - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Freshman may enroll with permission of course instructor..

Other information:
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.

Website:  http://blackboard.princeton.edu

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21348 L01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M W F   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:45 Limit:48
21345 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
21346 B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
21349 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
21351 B04 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
21350 B05 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
23577 B06 10:00 am - 12:50 pm F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24277 B07 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W        Enrolled:10 Limit:12
21347 C01 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm M   Friend Center   004   Enrolled:45 Limit:48