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Purpose of the course:

The course has a multi - orientation shaping the sophistication on these topics  and helping the overall maturity.

 a) Point out the underlining physical operation and circuit properties of various electronic devices.

 b) Describe mathematically the physical operation of the various electronic devices

 c) Point out the capabilities and limitation of the various electronic devices.

 d) Introduce data sheets of the various electronic devices.

 e) Introduce application notes for the various electronic devices

 f) Introduce basic circuits and potential applications.
 g) Give experience in solving problems using specific mathematical methods,  emphasizing structural methodology and strategies.
 h) Emphasize the sequence: Underlining Physical Principle - Physical properties - Mathematical Model of a Real Situation Case - Mathematical Method - Real problem - Specification - assumptions - Solution - Simulation - Implementation - Measurements - optimization - Final product.



The final grade (F.G.) is determined from the following:
 a) Eight examinations (E1, ... E8) will be given during the semester , each one counting 5% of the final grade.
 b) Homework problems (HW) will be assigned for each topic, counting 10% of the final grade.
 c) A final examination (FE) will be given, counting 30% of the final grade.

 d) Attendance and Participation (AP), counting 5% of the final grade.

 e) Report on an application  (RP), counting 5% of the final grade.

The total number of points will result in the following letter grade:

 F.G. = E1 + ... + E12 + HW + FE + AP + RP


 96-100 -> A

 91-95 -> A-
 87-90 -> B+
 84-86 -> B

 81-83 -> B-
 77-80 -> C+
 74-76 -> C

 71-73 -> C-
 67-70 -> D+

 64-66 -> D

 61-63 -> D-
 00-60 -> F



A typical homework will have multi-parts, multiple-choice, short answer questions, analysis, synthesis, study, etc. No late homework will be accepted.



A typical examination will have many parts that require various degree of maturity (that is gained through homework) for a time period of 20 minutes. 

The final examination will follow the schedule of final examinations. 

No make up examination will be given.