# prelimSP2009 - PHYS3360/AEP3630 Electronic Circuits MIDTERM...

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Page 1 of 12 PHYS3360/AEP3630 Electronic Circuits MIDTERM EXAM March 5, 2009 Name : __________________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________ Lab Section # and TA: _____________________________ Total number of pages: 12 Score: Read this first! This examination is closed books and closed notes . Show all work and explain your results . Unless stated otherwise, try to give a numerical answer to all questions in addition to an analytical expression. You may use a simple calculator. All other electronic devices are prohibited. Use the provided space after each question for your answers. If you need more room for a problem, write "over" and continue on the back. Cross out anything that should not be considered part of your answer. Make sure you have all 12 pages. By signing this exam you certify that you adhere to the Cornell academic integrity code. Good luck! Part Possible points Score I 25 II 25 III 25 IV 25 Total 100

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Page 2 of 12 Part I: Diode Circuit Transfer Characteristic (25 points) (a) Assuming that the diodes in the circuit below are ideal, sketch the transfer characteristic v out versus v in . Describe the output voltage analytically in terms of the input and critical (threshold) voltages.
Page 3 of 12 (b) Repeat part (a) assuming 0.6V diode drop.

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(c) Repeat part (a) but now with both diodes D 1 and D 2 reversed (assume the diodes to be ideal, i.e. zero diode voltage drop in forward bias).
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## This note was uploaded on 06/10/2011 for the course AEP 3630 taught by Professor Bozarov during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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