TR 11:00 am – 12:20 pm
Introduction to semiconductor devices, basic amplifiers and feedback, symbolic logic, Boolean algebra, basic TTL gates, counters and flip-flops, shift registers.
Basic computer skills, Matlab, NI Multisim, MS Excel, Hand calculator.
“Introductory Circuit Analysis”, R. Boylestad, Prentice Hall.
“Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory”, R. Boylestad and L. Nashelsky, Prentice Hall.
Electronics Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices and Applications, T. Floyd, Prentice Hall.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENT OUTCOMES
Outcome Related Course Learning Objectives
Understand basic procedure for network analysis (hw, exam)
Understand basic properties of diode, BJT, and FET and their applications in electronics and integrated circuits (hw, exam)
Apply impedance method along with basic knowledge of complex variables for the analysis of filter and frequency response (hw, exam)
Understand biasing and amplification along with related design issues (hw, exam)
Digital circuit design and static principles (hw, exam)
TTL gates and Boolean algebra (hw, exam)
Feedback and oscillator circuit design and analyses (hw, exam)
3a: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
3h: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
3i: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
3b: an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3j: a knowledge of contemporary issues
3c: an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
3k: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
3d: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
3l: a knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one
3e: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
3m: the ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations
3f: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
3n: a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra
3g: an ability to communicate effectively
CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE TO PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT
· Lecture Format
This course consists of a three 50-minutes sessions per week. The three hours class will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts, and solving relevant case problems. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire textbook course content and thus, students will have to study a set of course paragraphs specified by the instructor on their own to further their understanding. Student participation in class discussions is highly recommended and rewarded.
Attendance is required for each student. Absences of more than five lectures without acceptable excuses will result in a failing grade.
· Student Attitude
Once class starts, the use of cell phones, reading of newspapers, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless requested by the instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, and making derogatory remarks about your classmates or instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.
Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters. It will be turned in each week, unless specified by the instructor. Homework must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. Once class starts, late homework will be graded 80% of the full grade. You will not lose points if you make less than 3 mistakes total in one homework. However, if you copied from solution manual or from your classmates, you will receive zero points. No exception can be made.
There will be two regular exams plus one comprehensive exam at the end of the semester. Exam will be close book, cheat sheet allowed. Each exam is based on the course materials developed between two consecutive exams, except for the final which is comprehensive. Students are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. However, if for some acceptable reason the student is not able to do so, then he must inform the instructor in advance in writing. The instructor will then decide whether he will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of his excuse.
· Evaluation Method
Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by in-class exams and homework assignments. There will be three exams. While homework assignments may contain a number of problems, it may be the case that only a subset of problems will be graded. However, you must attempt all problems. Do not try to guess which (if any) problems will not be graded.
· Course Grade
Attendance & Class performance
* Please pay attention to the last day of drop off without getting an F.