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Fall 2014-2015
* 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.

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Other Exam - 15%
Lab Reports - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

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.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22139 L01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M W F   Friend Center   004   Enrolled:46 Limit:60
23381 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F112   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
22137 B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F112   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
23382 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F112   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
22141 B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F112   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
22140 B05 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F112   Enrolled:4 Limit:12
24480 B06 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
22138 C01 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm M   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:46 Limit:60