Physics 623 - Electronic Aids to Measurement
Physics 623 is primarily intended for graduate students who will work in a research laboratory and require a basic background in electronic design and the use of electronic instruments.
The course covers the fundamentals of electronics including:
- Circuit theory
- Basic electronic components
- The integration of components into practical circuits and measuring instruments.
Labs & Lectures
- The course is taught with two 75 min lectures and one three hour laboratory session per week.
- There are 14 laboratory experiments and you typically work with a lab partner.
The experiments start with the use of basic components such as:
- Transmission lines
- Amplifier circuits
They move on to experiments which include:
- The study of feedback amplifiers
- Electronic noise
The final third of the course is devoted to digital circuitry with experiments such as:
- Analog /digital conversion
- Computer circuit simulation
- Programmable logic.
The text usually used is "The Art of Electronics" by P. Horowitz and W. Hill.
Physics 321 or consent of instructor.