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PHY 311 – ANALOG and DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
Instructor:
Dr. R. Ochoa
Office: SC P132
Telephone: 7712846
email:ochoa@tcnj.edu
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:
11:00 a.m.  12:00 noon
Text:
Faissler, William, An Introduction to Modern Electronics
, J.
Wiley, 1991.
Laboratory Text:
Electronics Lab. Manual (2002).
Course Objectives:
1.
understand the nature and scope of modern electronics.
2.
describe physical and mathematical models of electrical and electronic circuits.
3.
design and construct simple electronic circuits to accomplish a specific function,
e.g., a computer interface for collection of temperature data.
4.
understand the capabilities and limitations of electronic instrumentation and make
decisions regarding their best utilization in a specific situation.
General Course Content:
1. Basic physical concepts of electronics. (Ch. 2)
Charge. Current. Voltage. Resistance. Ohm’s law. Power.
Homework problems: 2.5, 2.7, 2.8,2.9,2.11
2. Circuit analysis. (Ch. 3,4,6)
Circuit elements. Schematic diagrams. Kirchhoff’s laws. Sign conventions. Series and
parallel circuits. Equivalent resistors. Voltage divider. Current divider. Thevenin’s
theorem. Norton’s theorem.
Homework problems: 3.6,3.7,4.7,4.8,4.9,4.11,4.13,6.5,6.7, A1, A2, A3
3. Alternating current circuits. (Ch. 811)
Measures of periodic signal amplitudes. Capacitors. Inductors. Impedance. Power.
Reactance. Voltage divider. Resonance. RCL circuit. Transformers. Semiconductor
diodes. Rectification. Wheatsone bridge.
Homework problems: 8.3,8.5,9.1,9.3,11.2,11.3, A4,A5,A6
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 Spring '08
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 Electronics

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