PHY4802L - LABORATORY ELECTRONICS - SPRING 2013


We have three sources of information:

  • The experimental instructions which you have to get from target copy; don't buy the old ones, I completely rewrote the instructions.
  • A student manual which you can download from the web. I will give you the address in class.
  • The textbook: Practical Electronics for Inventors

The experimental instructions contain the minimal reading assignments. The reading assignments are kept fairly minimal but the text book and the student manual provide a lot more information; take advantage of it.



Week

Date

Reading Assignment

Lecture/Quiz

Lab

Lab report due

1

T Jan 8

Watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiqNaSPTI7w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqw6ask5HK0

and create an account for yourself at www.circuitlab.com and familiarize yourself with the tool.

Lab 1: DC

H Jan 10

Chapter 1 in experimental instructions and reading assignment listed there. Note: They are sometimes hidden in the text.

Lecture 1

Quiz 1

Lab 1

2

T Jan 15


Lab 1

H Jan 17

Chapter 2 in experimental instructions and reading assignment listed there. Also in the texbtook:

195-204 (resonant LRC circuits)

232-239 (Fourier series)

Quiz 2

Lab 2: AC/RC

3

T Jan 22


Lecture 2

Lab 2

Lab 1

H Jan 24


Quiz 3

Lab 2


4

T Jan 29

Chapter 3 in experimental instructions and reading assignment listed there. Also in the textbook:

411-416 (semicond. intro)

417-427 (diodes, clamps, rectifiers)

Lecture 3

Lab 3: Diodes and Transistors in AC circuits


H Jan 31


Quiz 4

Lab 3

Lab 2

5

T Feb 5


Lecture 4

Lab 3

H Feb 7

Quiz 5

Lab 3

6

T Feb 12

Chapter 4 in experimental instructions and reading assignment listed there. Also in the textbook:

452-459 (intro to BJTs)

459-467 (FETs)

Lecture 5

Lab 4: Transistor applications

H Feb 14

Quiz 6

Lab 4

Lab 3

7

T Feb 19

Lecture 6

Lab 4


H Feb 21

Quiz 7

Lab 4


8

T Feb 26

Chapter 5 in experimental instructions and reading assignment listed there.

Lecture 7

Lab 4


H Feb 28

From the textbook:

559-563 (op amp applications)

617-624 (op-amps in audio, impedance matching)

Quiz 8

Lab 5: Operational Amplifiers I

9

T Mar 12

Lecture 8

Lab 5

Lab 4

H Mar 14

Chapter 6 in experimental instructions and reading assignment listed there.

Quiz 9

Lab 5

10

T Mar 19

Lecture 9

Lab 6: Operational Amplifiers II

H Mar 21

Quiz 10

Lab 6

Lab 5

11

T Mar 26

Lecture 10

Lab 6


H Mar 28

Chapter 7 in experimental instructions and reading assignment listed there.

Quiz 11 (Maybe)

Lab 7: Oscillators and Timers


12

T Apr 2

Lecture 11

Lab 7

Lab 6

SKUNK proposal due

H Apr 4

Lab 7


13

T Apr 9

Read background for your skunk works project

SKUNK WORKS

Skunk block diagram

H Apr 11

SKUNK WORKS

Lab 7

14

T Apr 16

SKUNK WORKS


R Apr 18

SKUNK WORKS

15

T Apr 23

SKUNK WORK
Prepare Presentation

Exam

Tu Apr 30

FINAL PRESENTATIONS


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