PH 308 - Electronic Circuits - Fall 2004

Course description:  Semiconductor electronic circuits employing linear devices in amplifiers and nonlinear devices in digital logic circuits.  Course syllabus - Word document.
Textbook:
"Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers" by James Brophy, 5th Edition (1990).
Instructor:  Dr. David Renneke, Science 205, 794-3403, phrenneke@augustana.edu

 

● Explanation of BJT transistors.  Graphic illustration of amplification.
● PBS Video - Friday, Oct. 8, "Transistorized" (60 min).  Preview: Point-Contact Transistor.
      There will be one or two questions on Test 2 about the history of the transistor.
2N2222 transistor - determining the load line
● Nobel Prizes - 2000 (Jack Kilby - invention of the integrated circuit) - 1998 (Dan Tsui - Augustana graduate in 1961 - honorary degree on May 23, 2004), photos of Nobel Hall (taken by David Renneke on July 4, 2002).
BPL - broadband over power lines
● Test 2 - Monday, Nov. 1, Chapters 6-8. Comments

HyperPhysics | Electronics Concepts | Digital Circuits | Number system conversions

Homework Assignment

Due by 5:00 pm on

Chapter 6: 4, 5, Problem A3.    Word   or   PDF Wed., Oct. 13
Problems A4 (non-inverting amplifier), A5 (your choice), A6 (wafer maker) and A7 (periodic puzzle).  These are explained in the handout. Wed., Oct. 20
 

List of Experiments

DC Circuit Measurements 6 555 Timer Applications
2 AC Circuit Measurements 7 Digital Logic:  Binary Numbers & Logic Gates
3 Diode Circuits 8 Digital Logic:  Arithmetic Operations
4 Transistors 9 Digital Logic:  Information Registers
5 Operational Amplifiers    

Last update:  Oct. 21, 2004