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Analytical Schedule of Recitation

  

1st week

Topics:

Using computer mathematical notebooks (Studio Mathematics)

Using computer algebra packages (Maxima, Scilab)

Using an electrical and electronic circuit simulator (Qucs)

Using an office package (Open Office)

Using a graphics package (gnuplot)

 

Basic Points:

Understand the basic capabilities and limitations of the software packages 
Learn their operation 
Simulate a number of examples that have been solved either analytically, or graphically, or both.

Compare simulation and analytical results.

Prepare a "Report"

 

Examples:

 

Applications:

 

2nd week

Topics:

 Analysis - Synthesis

 

 Review of electric circuits: Special topics

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:


Examples:

 Representative examples:

 

Applications:

 Study resistors and resistance 
 Study capacitors and capacitance 
 Study inductors and inductance 

 Study transformers and mutual inductance

 Study voltage sources

 Study current sources

 Apply capacitors and inductors in practical circuits such as integrators and differentiators 

 

 

3rd week

Topics:  

The electronic diode and applications
Definition - Schematic symbol
Typical voltage current (v-i) characteristic of a diode Mathematical description
Physical and mathematical operation of a diode: Forward biased - Reversed biased
Parameters of a diode: Dynamic resistance - Temperature effects
Models of a diode: Ideal - Practical (Approximate) - Real
Commercial diodes: Types - Data sheets - Specifications
Measurements: Testing Troubleshooting Diode terminal identification
Electronic circuits with diodes: 
The Rectifying diode and applications
The Zener diode and applications
The Varactor diode and applications
The Optical diode and applications
The Current regulating diode and applications
The Schottky diode and applications
The PIN diode and applications
The step recovery diode and applications
The tunnel diode and applications
The laser diode and applications
Electronic systems with diodes: Power supply- block diagram - capacitor filter capacitor inductor capacitor inductor capacitor capacitor resistor capacitor
 

 

Basic Points:

 Diode characteristics

 

 Analyze a diode circuit using analytical and graphical methods.

 Synthesize a circuit using analytical and graphical methods.

 

Examples:

 Representative examples:

 Diodes_1a

 Diodes_1b

Applications:

 

 

4th week

Topics:  

The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and applications
Definition schematic diagram
Typical voltage current characteristics (v-i) of a transistor
Physical and mathematical operation of a transistor
Parameters of a transistor:
Models of a transistor
Commercial transistors: Types Packaging - Datasheets Specifications
Measurements Troubleshooting Transistor terminal identification
Electronic circuits with transistors: The transistor as an amplifier The transistor as a switch

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

 

Examples:

 Representative examples:

 BJT_1a

 BJT_1b

Applications:

 

5th week

Topics:  

The field effect family of transistors and applications
Definition schematic diagram
Typical voltage current characteristics (v-i) of a transistor
Physical and mathematical operation of a transistor
Parameters of a transistor
Models of a transistor
Commercial transistors: Types Packaging - Datasheets Specifications
Measurements Troubleshooting Transistor terminal identification
Biasing of a transistor Operating point Bias circuits
Electronic circuits with transistors: The transistor as an amplifier The transistor as a switch

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

 

Examples:

 Representative examples:

FET_1a

FET_1b

 

Applications:

  

 

6th week

Topics:  

The metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) and Applications
Definition schematic diagram
Typical voltage current characteristics (v-i) of a transistor
Physical and mathematical operation of a transistor
Parameters of a transistor
Models of a transistor
Commercial transistors: Types Packaging - Datasheets Specifications
Measurements Troubleshooting Transistor terminal identification
Biasing of a transistor Operating point Bias circuits
Electronic circuits with transistors: The transistor as an amplifier The transistor as a switch

 

 

Operational amplifiers

 

 Understand what operational amplifiers are 
 Learn about the ideal op amp 
 Learn some op amp circuits including inverting, non-inverting, summing, and difference amplifiers 
 Be able to use PSpice to analyze op amp circuits 

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

 

Examples:

 Representative examples:

OpAmp_1a

OpAmp_1b

 

 

Applications:

 

7th week

Topics:

 Other electronic devices and applications
a. The silicon controlled rectifier and applications
b. The diac and applications
c. The triac and applications
d. The silicon controlled switch and applications
e. The unijunction transistor and applications
f. The programmable unijunction transistor and applications
g. The IGBT

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

 

Examples:

 Representative examples:

OpAmp_1a

OpAmp_1b

 

Applications:

 

8th week

Topics:

Other electronic devices and applications
a. The silicon controlled rectifier and applications
b. The diac and applications
c. The triac and applications
d. The silicon controlled switch and applications
e. The unijunction transistor and applications
f. The programmable unijunction transistor and applications
g. The IGBT

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

Understand what operational amplifiers are 
Learn about the ideal op amp 
Learn some op amp circuits including inverting, non-inverting, summing, and difference amplifiers 
Be able to use a circuit simulator to analyze op amp circuits 

Examples:

 Representative examples:

 

Applications:

 

9th week

Topics:

 The operational amplifier and applications
 a. Basic principles
 b. Basic circuits

 Operational Amplifiers

 Ideal

 Real

 Voltage follower

 Inverting

 Summing

 Difference

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

 

Examples:

 Representative examples:

 

Applications:

 

10th week

Topics:

 

The operational amplifier and applications
 a. Basic principles
 b. Basic circuits

 Operational Amplifiers

 Ideal

 Real

 Voltage follower

 Inverting

 Summing

 Difference

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:


Examples:

 Representative examples:

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learnt to automobile ignition circuit and smoothing circuits 

11th week

Topics:

 Part III: Electronic devices and basic systems

8. Small signal amplifiers
a. One stage
b. Two stages
c. n-stages
Laboratory session:

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:


Examples:

Representative examples:

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learnt to phase-shifters and AC bridges 

12th week

Topics:

8. Small signal amplifiers
a. One stage
b. Two stages
c. n-stages

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:


Examples:

 Representative examples:

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learnt to capacitance multiplier and oscillators 

 

13th week

Topics:

  Frequency response of the amplifiers

 Introduction

 Decibel

 1. Low frequency response

 2. Middle frequency response

 3. High frequency response

 4. Total amplifier frequency response

 5. Multistage amplifier response

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:


Examples:

 Representative examples:

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learnt to power measurement and electricity consumption cost

 

14th week

Review:

 

Topics:

  Frequency response of the amplifiers

 Introduction

 Decibel

 1. Low frequency response

 2. Middle frequency response

 3. High frequency response

 4. Total amplifier frequency response

 5. Multistage amplifier response

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

 

Examples:

 Representative examples:

 

Applications:

 Apply what is learnt to three-phase measurement and residential wiring 

 

15th week

Review:

 

Topics:

  Large signal amplifiers
 a. One stage with transformer
 b. One stage without transformer
 c. Push pull
 d. Complementary symmetry

 

Methodology:

 

Basic Points:

 

Examples:

 Representative examples:

 

Applications:

 

16th week

Final examination: