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

Homework Problem Sets

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 Friday, December 13, 5:05 – 7:05PM — Final Exam

Last updated: 9/05/2019

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