Department of Physics
Undergraduate Courses

Physics 321 —  Fall 2019
  Electric Circuits and Electronics

Lecture:                                            Labs:
TR 11:00am-12:15pm,  2104 Chamberlin   301:Tu 2:25PM – 5:25PM, 4128 Ch.
                                                                    302:Tu 7:00PM –10:00PM, 4128 Ch.
                                                                      304:R   2:25PM – 5:25PM, 4128 Ch.


Text:   "Introduction to Modern Electronics"   J.C. Sprott  (errata)

                                                                                               
Exams: 6-weeks Oct. 8 (in class);
             12-weeks Nov. 7 (in class);
             Final  Friday Dec. 13, 5:05 pm



Course Instructor:                              
Dan McCammon                                6207 Chamberlin Hall – 262-5916     
mccammon@physics.wisc.edu           Office Hours: 4:30–5:30pm Wed.
                                                                                   in 6242 Chamberlin
          

Lab Instructors:

Section 301:                                                  Sections 302 and 304:
Trevor Oxholm, 5206 Chamberlin Hall         Jacob Scott, 3331 Chamberlin Hall
oxholm@wisc.edu, 860-303-5100                 jacob.scott@wisc.edu,
303/834-5219
Office Hours: Fri 2:00-3:00PM                      Office Hours:
Mon 12:00-1:00PM

   in 5242 Chamberlin                                        in 4128 Chamberlin (lab)


Resources :

Syllabus — 2019

Appendices

    Laboratory Experiments

Prelab Worksheets

Laboratory Equipment
MSO2014 Oscilloscope Manuals
MSO2014 Oscilloscope Tutorials
DMM4020 Digital Multimeter
AFG2021 Function Generator
BNC 575 Pulse Generator
Topward 6306 Power Supply
Keithley 610c Electrometer

Homework Problem Sets

Fourier Transforms Cheatsheet

Supplementary Notes

Practice Exams

    Course Reference Page



On-line introductory circuits textbook
(pretty good, lots of diagrams):




Syllabus

 

 

Wk

Home

work

Tuesday

Topics

Thursday

Topics

Reading

1

HW1

9/3

No class

9/5

(Intro Lab)

DC Voltage and Current, Ohm’s Law, Sources

1.1-1.4

2

HW2

9/10

(IntroLab)

Meters, Kirchoff’s Law

9/12

(Lab 1)

Circuit Theorems

1.5-1.7; 2.1-2.4

3

HW3

9/17

(Lab 1)

Inductors, Capacitors

9/19

(Lab 2)

Transient Analysis

2.5-2.7; 3.1-3.5

4

HW4

9/24

(Lab 2)

AC Circuit Time Domain

9/26

(Lab 3)

AC Circuit Frequency Domain

3.6-3.8; 4.1-4.4

5

 

10/1

(Lab 3)

Filters, Transformers

10/3

(Lab 4)

Nonsinusoidal circuits, Fourier Analysis

4.5-4.8; 5.1-5.4

6

HW5

10/8

(Lab 4)

Midterm Exam #1

10/10

(Lab 5)

Fourier Analysis, Transmission Line

5.5-5.8

7

HW6

10/15

(Lab 5)

Intro. to p-n Junctions

10/17

(Lab 6)

Diode Applications

6.1-6.9

8

HW7

10/22

(Lab 6)

Junction FETs

10/24

(Lab 7)

Bipolar Transistors

7.1-7.2, 7.7-7.9; 8.1-8.3

9

 

10/29

(Lab 7)

Transistor Amplifiers

10/31

(Lab 8)

Transistor Amplifiers; Intro. Operational Amplifiers

8.4-8.9; 9.1-9.2

10

HW8

11/5

(Lab 8)

Applications of Ideal Op-Amps

11/7

(Lab 9)

Midterm Exam #2

9.3-9.5

11

HW9

11/12

(Lab 9)

Negative Feedback with Finite Gain

11/14

(Lab 10)

Non-Ideal Op-Amp Characteristics

9.2; 9.6-9.9

12

 

11/19

(Lab 10)

Positive Feedback, Oscillators, Other Nonlinear

11/21

(Lab 11)

Boolean Algebra

10.1-10.2, 10.5-10.7

13

HW10

11/26

(No lab)

Logic Circuits, Flip Flops

11/28

(No lab)

No class (Thanksgiving)

11.1-11.3

14

 

12/3

(Lab 11)

Counters, Registers

12/5

(Lab 12)

D-to-A, A-to-D Conversion

11.4-11.8

15

 

12/10

(Lab 12)

Intro to SPICE

12/12

No class


16

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