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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
16.682 – Special Subjects in Aeronautics and Astronautics
“Prototyping Avionics”
Homework #1
Out: Mon Feb 13, 2006
Due:
Wed
Feb 22, 2006
Topics:
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Basic laws
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Discrete Components
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Operational Amplifiers (OpAmps)
Problem 1 – Basic Laws
In class we reviewed four basic laws for circuits.
These laws results in the four most
important equations you will use when working with both analog and even digital
circuits, therefore it is important that you have good intuition on what they mean.
1) State the four component laws (tip: they relate current, voltage, resistance, power,
capacitance, and inductance).
2) For each of the four laws, provide an explanation of how you would explain these
laws to make them intuitive (please use your own analogies if you have any different
from the ones we used in class):
a) How would you interpret resistor networks intuitively?
b) How do capacitors behave under constant voltage and during transitions?
c) How do inductors behave under constant current and during transitions?
3) During lecture it was stated multiple times that these laws are for “ideal”
components. Describe using words and/or diagrams what are the nonideal features
of a real resistor, capacitor, and inductor.
4) These four laws require that you know two other laws to determine how a circuit
behaves: Kirchoff’s current (KCL) and voltage (KVL) laws.
State these two laws and
explain them using both words and diagrams.
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1) Resistor Networks – The following resistor networks check your understanding of
KCL and KVL.
a) Normally the first step with a resistor network is to figure out if you can reduce
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course AERO 16.61 taught by Professor Earlmurman during the Spring '03 term at MIT.
 Spring '03
 EarlMurman
 Avionics, Aeronautics, Astronautics

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