course will be offered in Winter Term 2009.
The basics of analog and digital electronics: direct current
circuits, capacitors and inductors, alternating currents, test equipment and
measurement, transducers, diodes and transistors, an introduction to operational
amplifiers, digital basics, digital circuitry, and digital and analog I/O.
This course will be taught in combined lab/lecture
format with two 3-hour sessions per week.
Pre-requisites: Physics 1021 or 1051 and Mathematics 1000
- Dr. Aleksandrs Aleksejevs,
Phone: 637-6200, ext. 6302
E-Mail: aaleksejevs at grenfell dot
mun dot ca
Tuesday 1000 - 1100,
Thursday 1500 - 1600
or by appointment.
- Principles of Electronic
Instrumentation, (Third Edition 1994)
Diefenderfer & Holton
Marking Scheme Winter 2009
This is a linked lecture and laboratory course with two
lecture/labs per week. Generally, at the beginning of the session,
theoretical background will be presented by the instructor. Students will
then apply this gained knowledge practically, in the lab exercise, as they
collect and analyze data and complete a report.
Laboratory work is a crucial component of this course and
all students are required to attend all the labs.
A failure to complete all the laboratory requirements will result in the
inability to pass the final examination.
Every week there will be a home assignment (a set of
problems). There will be two term tests - dates given below.
|Term test #1
||Wednesday, 18 February
|Term test #2
||Wednesday, 18 March
|Lab-based final exam
- Direct Currents
- Ohm's law, power, types of resistors,
Kirchhoff's equations, voltage dividers, potentiometers and
current dividers, Thevenin's and Norton's equivalent circuit
- Capacitors and Inductors
- Capacitance, capacitors in series and
parallel, inductance, RC and RL circuits, signal differentiation
- Alternating Current Circuits
- The sine wave and its properties, reactance,
impedance and phasors, AC analysis of RC circuits, transformers,
- Test Equipment and Measurement
- Analog meters, input impedance, digital
meters, AC measurements, the oscilloscope, signal generator,
Wheatstone bridge, high voltage measurements.
- Diodes and Transistors
- The physical model for semiconductors, the
p-n junction, diode action, rectification and single voltage
power supplies, voltage multipliers, Zener diodes, clipper and
clamp diodes, the bipolar junction transistor, the common
emitter amplifier, common collector-emitter follower, the
- Operational Amplifiers
- Voltage follower, non and inverting
amplifiers, difference amplifiers, mathematical functions:
summation, differentiation and integration, current amplifiers
- Types of transducers: temperature, light
intensity, pH and conductivity, force, position, pressure,
vacuum and sound, humidity, magnetic field, particle detectors.
- Digital Basics
- Gates, Boolean algebra, numbering systems and
- Digital Circuitry
- Flip-flops, digital readouts, counters and
registers, mechanical switches and logic circuits.
- Digital and Analog I/O
- Parallel data transmission, peripheral
interface adapter programming examples, serial data
transmission, digital-to-analog converters (DAC) and
analog-to-digital converters (ADC), commercial data acquisition