Department of Physics
Undergraduate Courses

Physics 321 —  Fall 2020
  Electric Circuits and Electronics

Lecture:                                            Labs:
TR 11:00am-12:15pm,  2241 Chamberlin   301: Tu 2:25PM – 5:25PM, 4128 Ch.
     (lectures online for rest of semester)    302: Tu 7:00PM –10:00PM, 4128 Ch.

                                                                     303:  W 2:25PM – 5:25PM, 4128 Ch.
                                                                     304:  R  2:25PM – 5:25PM, 4128 Ch.
                                                                     305: W 7:00PM –10:00PM, 4128 Ch.
 
                                                                     306:  R 7:00PM –10:00PM, 4128 Ch. 
 
                       

Text:   "Introduction to Modern Electronics"   J.C. Sprott  (errata)
Reference: “The Art of Electronics”, P. Horowitz and W. Hill, 3rd Edition
                                                     (2nd edition pdf)

                                                                                               

Exams:

Midterm exam #1: Tuesday, Sep. 29 (in class)

Midterm exam #2: Tuesday, Oct. 27 (in class)

Midterm exam #3: Tuesday, Nov. 24 (in class)



Course Instructor:
                             

Dan McCammon                                 262-5916     
mccammon@physics.wisc.edu           Office Hours: 5:30–6:30pm Wednesdays
 
         

Lab Instructors:

 

Sections 301, 302, 303                                      Sections 304, 305, 306
 
Winnie Wang                                                         Kunal Sanwalka
  
wwang629@wisc.edu,                                           sanwalka@wisc.edu,
Office Hours: 3:30-4:30PM Mondays                    Office Hours: 9:00-10:00AM Tuesdays

 All office hours are held at:  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/72b2193f9c354aed8f171bb50663a810

 Dial-in:   1-571-392-7650  PIN: 511 381 2986  (Note you are welcome to any of the office hours. 
You can also schedule meetings with the instructor or TAs at other times.


Resources :

Syllabus — 2020-(23 October)   NEWER!

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

Laboratory Software
Multisim Documentation

Homework Problem Sets

Fourier Transforms Cheatsheet

Supplementary Notes


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




Syllabus

 












Wk

Home

work due

Tuesday

Topics

Thursday

Topics

Reading

1

 

9/1

(No Lab)

No class

9/3

 

DC Voltage and Current, Ohm’s Law, Sources

1.1-1.5 (1.6)

2

HW1

9/8

(Lab 1&1a)

Kirchoff’s Laws, Linearity

9/10

 

Linear Circuit Theorems

1.7; 2.1-2.6

3

HW2

9/15

(Lab 2)

Inductors, Capacitors, Transient Analysis

9/17

 

AC Circuits, Time Domain

 3.1-3.8

4

HW3

9/22

(Lab3)

AC Circuits, Frequency Domain

9/24

 

LCR circuits, Filters, Transformers

4.1-4.4

5

HW4

9/29

(Lab 4)

Midterm Exam #1

(through time domain)

10/1

 

Fourier Analysis

4.5-4.8; 5.1-5.4

6

HW5

10/6

(Lab 4)

Fourier Analysis, Transmission Line

10/8

 

Intro. to p-n Junctions

5.5-5.8, 6.1-6.3

7

HW6

10/13

(Lab5)

Diode Applications Junction FETs

10/15

 

Bipolar Transistors

(6.4-6.9)

7.7-7.9, 8.1-8.3

8

HW7

10/20

(Lab 6)

Transistor Amplifiers

10/22

 

Transistor Amplifiers; Intro. Operational Amplifiers

8.4-8.8, 9.1-9.2

9

HW8

(due 11/5)

10/27

(Lab 7)

Midterm Exam #2

(through Fourier transforms & diodes)

10/29

 

Applications of Ideal Op-Amps

9.3-9.4

10

 

11/3

(Lab 8)

Negative Feedback with Finite Gain

11/5

 

Positive Feedback and Oscillators, Non-Ideal Op-Amp Characteristics

9.5-9.9, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6

11

HW9

11/10

(Lab 9)

Binary Numbers and Boolean Algebra

11/12

 

Logic Circuits, Adders

11.1-11.3

12

HW10

11/17

(Lab 10)

Flip-flops

11/19

 

Intro to SPICE

11.5, Handout

13

HW11 (due 12/3)

11/24

(No lab)

Midterm Exam #3

(through op-amps & oscillators)

11/26

 

No class (Thanksgiving)


14

 

12/1

(Lab 13-remote))

Counters and Registers, Multipliers

12/3

(No lab)

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

(--) can just skim

15

 

12/8

(No Lab)

MOSFET Scaling and Moore’s Law

12/10

Review and Discussion of Final Assignments

11.6

16

Thursday 12/17  9:45AMFinal Assignment Due

 


























































 

 


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