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Calendar of Topics Covered

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Physics PHYS 2371/2372, Electronics for Scientists

Don Heiman, Northeastern University, Fall 2014

 

Also see Course Description and Syllabus

This is a schedule of the topics covered, but it may be modified occasionally (10/29/2014).

Week

Topics/Notes

Chapter

Homework

(Ch-#)

Lab

I

Sept 3,5

Introduction

Ch-2, Basic Concepts

Ch-16, Digital Multimeters

Lab-1, parts I-III

Electronic Basics

(multimeter, voltage sources)

II

Sept 10,12

Electronic Basics

Ch-3, Basic Circuit Analysis

Ch-4, Some Simple Circuits

Ch-47/48, Resistor/ Capacitor

Ch-17, The Oscilloscope

2-8/9,

3-5/6,
4-4/8,

4-13/14

Lab-1, parts IV-VII
Electronic Basics

(current-voltage relation)

Report Template

III

Sept 17,19

Time-Dependent Voltages

Ch-7, Alternating Current

Ch-8, Elements of AC Circuits

Ch-12, Step Function Analysis

Ch-38, Power Supplies

7-all

8-3

12-1/2

Lab-2, Oscilloscope and

Time-Dependent Voltage

(function generator,

oscilloscope, RC filtering)

IV

Sept 24,26

AC Circuits

Ch-12, Step Func Analysis (LRC)

Ch-9, AC Circuit Analysis

Ch-10, Resonance

12-3/4/5/6

Lab-3, AC Circuits

(RC, RL, and RLC circuits)

V

Oct 1,3

Diodes and
Transistors

other notes

Ch-40, Solid State Devices

Ch-41, p-n Junction Diodes

Ch-42-45, Transistors/Circuits

HW Handout

Optional-44-all

Lab-4, Say Hello (and Goodbye)

to the Transistor

VI

Oct 8,10

Operational

Amplifiers

Wednesday - QUIZ-1 on

Basics and AC Circuits

Ch-28, 31 Op-Amp Basics

28-1/3/4

Lab-5 Exploring the Op-Amp

(feedback, time-response)

VII

Oct 15,17

Op-Amp Circuits

Ch-29, Basic Op-Amp Circuits

29-1/2/3/4

Lab-6, Op-Amp Circuits

(sum, differentiate, integrate)

VIII

Oct 22,24

Magnetic Fields

Wednesday - QUIZ-2 Semicond,

Diodes, Transistors, Op-amps

Lecture - magnetic induction/flux

Ch-11, Transformers

11-all

Lab-7 Measure Magnetic Field

(op-amp integrator)

IX

M/W Lectures

Oct 27,29; Oct 31

Optoelectronics

Digital Basics

Lecture - photodiode, LED, laser

Wed: Ch-19,22,54

none

Lab-8, Optoelectronics

(coupled LED-photodiode)

X

Nov 7 lab only

Basic Digital Electronics

Ch-19,22, Digital Logic

Ch-54, Binary Numbers

19-all

Lab-9, Digital Basics

(measure truth tables)

XI

Nov 12,14

Digital Gates

Wednesday - QUIZ-3 on

material for weeks VIII/IX

Ch-20, Logical Networks

20-all

Lab-10, Digital Circuits

(4-bit decoder)

XII

Nov 19,21

Pulsed ICs

Ch-21, Flip-Flops (SEE VIDEOS)

Ch-23, One-Shot, Timers

Ch-24/25, Counters, Display

21-1/2

Lab-11, Flip-Flop and Counter

(roll of the die)

Report due NOON Tuesday

XIII

MONDAY

Nov 24, no lab

LAST QUIZ

MONDAY

QUIZ-4 on Digital Electronics

Lab-11 Report due NOON Tuesday

(EG361 or email file is ok)

No Lab

XIV

MONDAY

Dec 1

Last Class

Special Topics - Guest Lectures

- Future Electronics -

No Lab