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Chapter #1 Lecture Slides

Chapter #2 Lecture Slides

Chapter #3 Lecture Slides
Chapter #4 Lecture Slides

Chapter #5 Lecture Slides

Chapter #6 Lecture Slides

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Lecture Videos Links

Ch6; Supplemental; Bipolar Junction Transistor #2

Ch6; Supplemental; Bipolar Junction Transistor #1

Ch5; Lec19; 05/06/19; More Advanced Examples

Ch5: Lec18; 04/25/19; MOSFET Small-Signal Model

Ch5; Lec17; 04/22/19; MOSFET-based Amplifiers

Ch5; Lec16; 04/18/19; MOSFET Advanced Examples

Ch5; Lec15; 04/15/19: MOSFET (Continued)

Ch5; Lec14; 04/08/19; MOSFET Triode/Saturation Regions

Ch5; Lec13; 04/04/19; Intro to MOSFETs

Ch4; Lec12; 04/01/19; Diode Rectifiers

Ch4; Lec11; 03/28/19; Diode Small-Signal Model

Ch4; Lec10; 03/07/19; Basic Diode Modeling

Ch4; Lec09; 03/04/19; Intro to Diodes

Ch3; Lec08; 02/28/19; pn-Junction Physics

Ch3; Lec07; 02/21/19; Semiconductor Physics

Ch2; Lec06; 02/18/19; Amplifiers

Ch2; Lec05; 02/14/19; Amplifiers

Ch2; Lec04; 02/07/19; Amplifiers

Ch1; Lec03; 02/04/19; Introduction to Electronics

Ch1; Lec02; 01/31/19; Introduction to Electronics

Supplemental Learning Material Links

Chapter #1: Introduction to Electronics

Why Electrical Engineering? on YouTube

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Engineering on YouTube

What is Electricity? on YouTube

How Does Electricity Work? on YouTube

Introduction to Electronics on HSW.com

Analog vs. Digital on YouTube

What is Fourier Series? on YouTube

Fourier Series Example on YouTube

Module #2: Introduction to Electronics (Cont.)

Basic Review of Circuit Analysis on YouTube

Advanced Review of Circuit Analysis on YouTube

Introduction to Passive Filters on YouTube

ELC251: Electronics I

Catalog Information

Course Units: 1.0

Prerequisite: PHY 202

Corequisite: ENG 272

 

Course Description

The objective of this course is to provide students with a sound and comprehensive understanding of basic electronics and electronic engineering, including subjects of signals, operational amplifiers, semiconductors, diodes, MOSFET’s, and BJT’s.  Its provides the background required for many higher-level courses within the TCNJ engineering curriculum (e.g. Special Topics Course Electronics II).

 

Primary Textbook

Microelectronic Circuits (7th Edition)

Abel S. Sedra and Kenneth C. Smith

Published by Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-532303-0

 

Course Objectives*

Objective #1: to provide an introduction to the field of electronics – aka. knowledge on the basic principles of electronic devices and modeling of these devices [a,c,e,k,l]

Objective #2: to build general engineering skills as related to electronics – aka. the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems involving operational amplifiers, diodes, etc… [a,c,e,k,l]

 

Evaluation / Grading

1. Quizzes (30%)

2. Midterm (25%) and Final Exams (35%)

3. Homework and Participation (10%)

 

Course Topics

1. Introduction / Signals

2. Operational Amplifiers

a. ideal operational amplifier

b. inverting vs. non-inverting configurations

c. nonlinear / imperfect behavior

3. Semiconductor Physics

a. intrinsic / doped semiconductors

b. current behavior in semiconductors

c. the pn junction

4. Diodes

a. ideal diode

b. terminal behavior

c. diode modeling

d. basic application of diodes / aka. rectifier circuits

5. Metal-Oxide Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFET’s)

a. device structure

b. current-voltage behavior

c. applying MOSFET in amplifier design

d. small-signal operation and models

e. basic MOSFET amplifier

6. Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT’s)

a. device structure / operation

b. current-voltage behavior of BJTs

c. applying BJT in amplifier design

 

Performance Criteria**

1. Objective #1: to provide an introduction to the field of electronics – aka. knowledge on the basic principles of electronic devices and the analysis of circuits containing these devices [a,c,e,k,l]

1.1. students will demonstrate understanding of operational amplifiers and their configuration .

1.2. students will demonstrate understanding of semiconductor physics and the utilization of doping to manipulate conductive characteristics.

1.3. students will demonstrate understanding of diodes and their forward / reverse-bias characteristics.

1.4. students will demonstrate understanding of bipolar junction transistors (BJT’s) and their relationship to semiconductor physics.

1.5. students will demonstrate understanding of metal-oxide field-effect transistors (MOSFET’s) and their relationship to semiconductor physics.

1.6. students will demonstrate knowledge of component modeling – including the use of small-signal models / linearization.

1.7. students will demonstrate knowledge of component frequency response – including the use of Fourier Series.

2. Objective #2: to build general engineering skills as related to electronics – aka. the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems involving operational amplifiers, diodes, etc… [a,c,e,k,l]

2.1. students will demonstrate ability employ linear circuit analysis techniques (e.g. nodal and mesh analysis) to examine the steady-state behavior of networks composed of operational amplifiers, diodes, BJT’s, and MOSFET’s.

2.2. students will demonstrate ability employ the Laplace Transform to examine the transient behavior of networks composed of operational amplifiers, diodes, BJT’s, and MOSFET’s.

2.3. students will demonstrate ability employ the Fourier Series to examine the behavior of networks composed of operational amplifiers, diodes, BJT’s, and MOSFET’s in the frequency domain.

2.4. students will demonstrate ability employ the software simulation (e.g. Matlab and PSpice) to examine the behavior of nonlinear networks composed of operational amplifiers, diodes, BJT’s, and MOSFET’s.

2.5. students will demonstrate understanding of popular device applications (e.g. utilization of diodes to perform voltage / current rectification) and ability to manipulate these designs as required to meet requirements.

 

Contribution

Engineering Science (70%)

Engineering Design (30%)

 

* Lower case letters in brackets refer to Educational Objectives of the department.

** Capital letters in brackets refer to evaluation methods used to assess student performance.