Fall 2022 - PHYS 326 D100

Electronics and Instrumentation (4)

Class Number: 4404

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    SSCP 8444B, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 234 with a minimum grade of C-.



Circuits and circuit theory, passive and active devices, amplifiers, feedback, modern measurement techniques and instrumentation. Quantitative.


Tuesday: Lecture+Lab+Tutorial 14:30-18:20 P8444B

Thursday: Lecture+Lab 14:30-17:20 P8444B

All components are required

1. Analog measurement techniques and instrumentation: Shielding, grounding, electronic test and measurement equipment, noise, troubleshooting.
2. DC and AC circuit analysis: equivalent circuits, impedance, maximum power transfer, bandwidth, resonance, passive filters, transients, impedance bridges.
3. Semiconductor diodes: rectifiers, clippers, clamps, diode gates, voltage multipliers, unregulated DC power supplies.
4. Active semiconductor components: bipolar junction transistors, field-effect transistors.
5. Transistor amplifiers: current amplifiers, voltage amplifiers, differential amplifiers.
6. Operational amplifiers with negative feedback: linear and nonlinear circuits, active rectifiers and filters, integrators and differentiators.
7. Operational amplifiers with positive feedback: oscillators, Schmitt triggers.


  • Lab work and analysis 50%
  • Prelab exercises 10%
  • Miderm 20%
  • Final Exam 20%



Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, within one week of the final exam schedule being posted.

Registrar Notes:


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