This is an introductory course in electronic circuits. It extends DC-AC circuits into active devices and their associated circuitry. Diodes, bipolar junction and field-effect transistors, and 4-layer devices are studied. Topics also include studying the transistor as a small signal amplifier and as a switching element; op-amp circuits; and interfacing circuits common to computer applications. Lab exercises serve to reinforce concepts studied in lectures.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $300]