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Calendar of Topics Covered

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Physics PHYS 2371/2372, Electronics for Scientists

Don Heiman, Northeastern University, Fall 2015

 

Also see Course Description and Syllabus

This is a schedule of the topics covered, but it may be modified occasionally (10/30/2015).

Week

Topics/Notes

Chapters

Homework

(Ch-Problem)

Lab Experiments

(always look for latest version)

I

Sept 9, 11

Introduction

Ch-2, Basic Concepts

Ch-16, Digital Multimeters

Lab-1, parts I-III

Electronic Basics

(multimeter, voltage sources)

II

Sept 16, 18

Electronic Basics

Ch-3, Basic Circuit Analysis

Ch-4, Some Simple Circuits

Ch-47/48, Resistor/ Capacitor

2-8/9, 3-5/6,
4-4/8,

4-13/14

Lab-1, parts IV-VII
Electronic Basics

Report Template

III

Sept 23, 25

Time-Dependent Voltages

Ch-17, The Oscilloscope

Ch-7/8, AC and Elements of 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 30, Oct 2

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 7, 9

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 14, 16

Operational

Amplifiers

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 21, 23

Op-Amp Circuits

Ch-29, Basic Op-Amp Circuits

29-1/2/3/4

Lab-6, Op-Amp Circuits

(sum, differentiate, integrate)

VIII

Oct 28, 30

Magnetoelectronics

QUIZ-2 on Semiconductors,

Diodes, Transistors, Op-amps

Magnetic induction/flux

Ch-11, Transformers

11-all

Lab-7, Measure Magnetic Field

(op-amp integrator)

IX

Mon/Wed Lectures

Nov 2, 4, 6

Optoelectronics

 

Digital Basics

Monday: photodiode, LED, laser

Wed: Ch-19,22, Digital Logic,

Ch-54, Binary Numbers

none

Lab-8, Optoelectronics

(coupled LED-photodiode)

X

Nov 13

Digital Basics

No Lecture

19-all

Lab-9, Digital Basics

(measure truth tables)

XI

Nov 18, 20

Digital Circuits

Ch-20, Logical Networks

20-all

Lab-10, Digital Circuits

(4-bit decoder)

XII

Monday Lecture

Nov 23, no lab

Pulsed ICs

Ch-23, One-Shot, Timers

Ch-21, Flip-Flops (SEE VIDEOS)

Ch-24/25, Counters, Display

21-1/2

Lab-10 Report

due NOON Tuesday

XIII

Dec 2, 4

QUIZ only,

No Lecture

Last TEST: on Magntoelectronics,

Optoelectronics, and

Digital Electronics

Lab-11, Flip-Flop and Counter

(roll of the die)

XIV

Monday Lecture

Dec 7, no lab

Last Lecture

Special Topics - Future Electronics

- Possible Guest Lecturers

No lab

Lab-11 Report due Wednesday

(EG361 or email file)