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Fall 2013-2014
ELE 203 (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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%
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.


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