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Fall 2012-2013
ELE 203 (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Electronic Circuit Analysis, Design 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%
Other Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 15%
Lab Reports - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%

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

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
21292 L01 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am M W F   Friend Center   004   Enrolled:52 Limit:54
21289 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:6 Limit:10
21290 B02 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:9 Limit:10
21293 B03 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
23307 B04 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:6 Limit:9
23306 B05 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:10 Limit:10 Closed
23321 B06 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm F   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F110   Enrolled:8 Limit:9
21291 C01 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm M   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:52 Limit:56