PHYS 241 - Introduction to Electronics

January Term - even years

Dr. Gregory W. Clark, Department of Physics, Manchester College


HW Assignments + Things to Know (Running) List

LINK: PHYS241 HW Assignments Jan 2018.pdf  [This pdf includes the "Things to Know (Running) List"]

HW02
HW 01 Problems 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18
  Read 1.1 – 1.8
HW02

1.30, 1.31, 1.32, 1.33 (for 1.32 and 1.33, also find Requiv for the resistor network – what the battery “sees!”) + Faissler 52.3, 52.4, 52.7, 52.8  

  Read 1.7 1.9 + this handout on Solving Linear Equations: Faissler Ch 52 - Solving Linear Equations
HW03

1.28, 1.43, 1.44 + HW03 Handout {click here for handout!}

  Read 1.8, 2.1 - 2.3 + this handout on Complex Numbers: Faissler Ch 51 - Complex Numbers
HW04

1.48 + Complex Number handout 51.1, 51.3, 51.6, 51.7, 51.10, 51.16, 51.17 HW04 Handout {click here for handout!}

  Read 2.1 - 2.3 + this handout on Decibels: Faissler Ch 53 - Decibels (Re-read Faissler Ch 51 if needed)
HW05

1.38 (note that the 1 A current source simply forces the current in its branch to be 1 A), 1.40, 1.51, 1.55, 2.3, 2.8, 2.10, 2.11 + HW05 Handout {click here for handout!} + Faissler 53.1, 53.2

Here is the MultiSim file: RC high pass filter example (right click and choose "Save as ..." to download)

  Read 2.4, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2
HW06

2.17, 2.18, 2.21, 2.38 + review how to calculate gains with LCR circuits!

  Read 4.1 - 4.3 (gives the basic physics behind semiconductors), 5.1 5.2, 5.8 (a nice application!), 6.1 - 6.3
HW07

HW07 Handout {click here for handout!}

  Read 6.2 - 6.7
  Midterm review ideas handout: Exam - midterm review.J18
HW08

3.3, 3.5, 3.7, 5.1 (see Fig 5.2 and eqn. 5.1), 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.8, 6.10, 6.11

  Read 6.5 - 6.10, 7.1 - 7.2 + this handout on Binary Numbers: Faissler Ch 54 - Binary Numbers
HW09

6.12, 6.13, 6.18, 6.19, 6.21, 6.22, 6.23 + HW09 Handout {click here for handout!}

  Re-Read 7.1 - 7.2, Read 7.3
HW10

7.1, 7.2, 7.7 + HW10 Handout {click here for handout!}

  Read 7.4 - 7.5 + Arduino Workshop 2017-Rev2 Temp Ctrlr.pdf {click here for this pdf!}
HW11

7.8, 7.10, 7.12, 7.13 (a, b, d), 7.14, 7.15, 7.17 + HW11 Handout {click here for handout!}

  Read 7.6 - 7.7, 8.1 - 8.4 (read even further, if interested!)
HW12

7.22, 7.23, 7.24 + HW12 Handout {click here for handout!}

  Final review ideas handout:

Class Meeting PowerPoints


Syllabus [Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, will not be tolerated in this course. Presenting the work of another person as your own constitutes plagiarism, whether it be for homework, lab work, or other course-related assignments. Dry labbing (not actually doing a lab, but turning in results as if one had done) also falls under the academic dishonesty umbrella. Bringing course materials from a previous offering of this course into the classroom or lab is also considered academic dishonesty. It is the responsibility of the student to know what constitutes academic dishonesty; if in doubt, ask before you act! Consult the MU Source (Student Handbook) for more information.


External Links:

Here are some useful links to the major IC manufacturers and their online Datasheets (mostly in .PDF format): 

Texas Instruments

Analog Devices

National Semiconductor

On Semiconductor

Motorola


Here are some interesting electronics-related sites (more coming!):

Falstad's circuit emulation site

Free schematic drawing tool from DigiKey