Logistics for ENGN1218
Introduction on ENGN1218
Course Outlines and Assessments
Some examples
Welcome to ENGN1218
Introduction to Electronics
Dr Jon Kim
School of Engineering
Australian National University
2/18
ENGN1218
Convenor/Tutors
Textbooks
Cours

Objectives
Understand the basic structure of
semiconductor and how they conduct
current
Be able to describe PN junction (diode)
and its characteristics
Be able to read diode datasheet
Understand practical diode model
ENGN1218 Intro to Electronics:
Dio

Objectives
Be able to analyse the operation of a halfwave rectifier circuit and a full-wave
rectifier circuit
Be able to describe the operation of the
DC power supplies
Be able to design a DC power supply
given specifications (i.e. by choosing
capacita

Objectives
Be able to find the natural response of RC and
RL circuit
Be able to find the step response of RC and RL
circuit
Understand the concept of time constant
Be able to find the initial and final values and
use them to determine the response
ENG

Objectives
To understand the concept of the Thvenin and
Norton equivalent circuits for a circuit.
To be able to construct the Thvenin and Norton
equivalent circuits for a circuit.
To be able to use the source transformation to
solve a circuit.
To unde

Objectives
To understand and be able to use the Mesh-Current
method (using KVL) to solve a circuit.
To understand and be able to used the concept of
super-mesh to solve circuits containing current
sources.
To be able to apply the method to circuits wit

Objectives
Be able to use the voltage, current, power and energy
equations in a capacitor. Understand its behavior under
constant voltage and requirement for continuous voltage.
Be able to use the voltage, current, power and energy
equations in an induc

Objectives
Be able to name the five op-amp terminals
Understand the voltage and current constraints
due to a negative feedback configuration in an
ideal opamp circuit
Be able to analyse ideal opamp circuits,
including
ENGN1218 Intro to Electronics:
Ope

Objectives: Circuit Variables
Be able to state and use
The definitions of voltage and current
The definitions of power and energy
Passive sign convention to calculate the power for an
basic circuit element given its voltage and current
ENGN1218 Intro

Objectives
To understand and be able to use the nodevoltage method (using KCL) to solve a circuit.
To understand and be able to used the concept
of supernode to solve a circuit containing
voltage sources.
To be able to apply the method to circuits with

Objectives
Be able to find equivalent resistances in series
or parallel resistive circuits
Be able to find voltage and current using divider
Understand ideal Ammeter and Voltmeter
Understand how Wheatstone bridge is used to
measure resistance precisel