Physics 321 Electric Circuits and Electronics

Prof. R. McDermott  5112 Chamberlin Hall; 263-4476

      rfmcdermott@wisc.edu   Office Hours Mon. 5:30-6:30pm Ch. 5280

 

TA Eric Poppenheimer 2302Chamberlin Hall; (530) 601-1136

poppenheimer@wisc.edu    Office Hours TBD

 Physics 321 Syllabus      

 

 Lecture Material

 

      List of Experiments                                            Problem Sets                                               

    1)   DC Instruments and Measurements                                                                         1)    HW 1 (1.7, 1.9-10, 1.14, 1.16, 1.18, 1.20)   Due Tues. Sept. 11

    2)   The Oscilloscope and AC Measurements                                                                 2)   HW 2 (2.10-11, 2.16, 2.18, 2.20; 2.21 extra credit) Due Tues. Sept. 18                        

    3)   DC Circuit Theorems                                                                                                3)   HW 3 (3.4, 3.6, 3.8, 3.14, 3.18) Due Thurs. Sept. 27            

    4)   LC, RC, and LCR Filter Circuits                                                                                4)   HW 4 (4.4, 4.10, 4.16, 4.19, 4.22)  Due Tues. Oct. 9                                                          

    5)   DC and AC Bridge Circuits                                                                                       5)   HW 5 (5.8, 5.10, 5.14, 5.16, 5.17) Due Tues. Oct. 16                                 

    6)   Transient Response of a Series LCR Circuit                                                             6)   HW 6 (6.8-10, 6.14, 6.20) Due Tues. Oct. 30            

    7)   Fourier Analysis of a Square Wave                                                                          7)   HW 7 (7.17-21) Due Thurs. Nov. 8                                                                              

    8)   Diode Characteristics and Circuits                                                                            8)   HW 8 (8.8, 8.10, 8.14, 8.16) Due by Thurs. Nov. 22 (put in Zhan Shi's mailbox)          

    9)   Bipolar and Field Effect Transistors                                                                          9)   HW 9 (9.4, 9.6, 9.8, 9.10, 9.12) Due Tues. Dec. 4

    10)  Single-Transistor Amplifiers                                                                                     10)  HW 10 (11.7, 11.10-11, 11.18-19) Due Thurs. Dec. 13

    11)  Linear Operational Amplifier Circuits                                                                     

    12)  Non-Linear Operational Amplifier Circuits                                                             

    13)  Digital Circuits - Logic Circuits                                                                                Practice Exams

    14)  Digital Circuits - Flip Flops and the UART                                                                Midterm 1 (2005)

         Appendix A - Error Considerations                                                                                  Midterm 1 (year unknown) 

         Appendix B - Tabulating and Plotting Data                                                                     Midterm 1 (2006, partial)

         Appendix C - Properties of Laboratory Instruments                                                         Midterm 2 (2003)

         Appendix D - Discussion of Electronic Instruments                                                          Midterm 2 (2004)

                                                                                                                                                 Midterm 2 (2011)

        MIDTERM 2 SOLUTIONS                                                                                                   Final (2011)

                                                                                                                                                 Midterm 2 (year unknown)

                                                                                                                                                 Midterm 1 (2008)

                                                                                                                                                 Midterm 2 (2008)

                                                                                                                                                 Final (2008)

                                                                                                                                                 Final (2005)