The purpose of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of simple electronic circuitry. This course will be different from others you have taken in your major. This may be the first time you apply the theories you've learned to physical situations that you control. You'll need to rely heavily on problem-solving techniques and common-sense, in addition to problem-solving based on physics.

This course is very time intensive. You should expect to spend many hours a week outside of class on the reading assignments, lab work, and lab reports. This is in addition to the 6 hours spent in the classroom. You might want to check out the hints on being a successful student.

Day(s)   Room Section      Times
Tuesday Lecture/Lab 1249 NPB

2456     8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3429    11:45 AM - 2:45 AM

Thursday Lecture/Lab 1249 NPB

2456     8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3429   11:45 AM - 2:45 AM

Ivan Furic Office Hours 2370 NPB TBA
Andrew Rinzler Office Hours 2251 NPB TBA
Lab: 24hr access Instructor: Send email if you need additional help


You are expected to read the material to be covered in each lab prior to coming to class. Time constraints limit the material that may be covered in each week's lecture. The lectures can not be and are not a substitute for the reading assignments. The lab report questions and in-class quizzes will be based on materials covered in lectures as well as those listed in the reading schedule. Material not covered in the lecture may be included on the quizzes and in the labs.

  • Textbook: Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers, D. L. Eggleston
  • Supplementary Textbook: Practical Electronics for Inventors, P. Sherz & S. Monk
  • Lab Manual: PDFs e-mailed from the instructors during the semester.
  • Lecture Notes: PDFs e-mailed from the instructors during the semester.


You are encouraged to print the Lab Manual chapters and Lecture Notes to bring to the lab. You should additionally bring: You ahould also read: How to keep a notebook prior to starting the labs. There are a few instructional videos online. It is best if you watch them at home. If you want to watch them in class, bring headphones.


  • At least two students must be present when working after regular class hours. Any students found working solo will be given an automatic failure for that week's lab.
  • Emergency contacts: Bob DeSerio: NPB 1236, phone: 392-1690
  • UF campus police: 392-1111