Fall 2024 - PHYS 326 D100

Electronics and Instrumentation (4)

Class Number: 1894

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 234 with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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

COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE TIMES + LOCATION:

All Lab and Lectures: SSCP 8444B, Burnaby

Tuesday: Lecture+Lab+Tutorial 13:30-17:20

Thursday: Lecture+Lab 13:30-16:20

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.

Grading

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

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.