Fall 2018


Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as PHYS-112


Ashley R. Carter (Section 01)


The aim of the course is to foster an understanding of and intuition for the modern-day electronic devices and circuits that are central to many aspects of our research, work, and play. A practical hands-on approach serves this aim well. After investigating the electrical characteristics of electronic components, including discrete semiconductor devices and integrated circuits (ICs), we go on to build and analyze both analog and digital circuits in order to gain insight into electronic control devices, data acquisition systems, and computers. Brief introductory lecture/discussion periods will be followed by experiments to help students understand new concepts. While the course is elementary, experienced students will be able to explore more complex circuitry and will be encouraged to apply some of their newly developed electronics knowledge and creativity to ongoing research projects in other fields. Two eighty-minute meetings per week of Lecture/Discussion/Laboratory. 

Limited to 20 students. Fall semester. Professor Carter.

PHYS 112 - L/D

Section 01
W 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM SCCE C107
F 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM SCCE C107


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018