Phys 3150/5190 - Electronics Lab                               Fall 2012

Instructor:  Cass Sackett     email:  sackett@virginia.edu

Class location: Physics 219

Course information:
 
syllabus  

Textbook:  The Art of Electronics, 2nd edition, Horowitz and Hill (recommended, but not required)

Lab Manual pdf (2.2 MB)
                    
Laboratory Exercises:
1: Tools Due 9/9* 6: Op amps II Due  10/9 11: Counters Due 11/25
2: Impedance, transfer funcs Due 9/11 7: Servos I Due 10/16 12: DAC/ADC Due 12/2
3: Diodes Due 9/16 8: Servos II Due 10/23 13: Microcontrollers Due 12/9
4: Transistors Due 9/23 9: Logic Gates Due 11/6
5: Op amps I Due 9/30 10: Flip Flops Due 11/18

Lab reports are due at midnight on the day specified.
                   
Lecture notes:
8/29: Resistors and capacitors 9/17: Transistors 10/3: Op amp bandwidth 10/24: Soldering 11/14: Case construction 12/5: Multichannel analyzer
9/3: Complex impedance 9/19: FETs 10/10: Servo systems 10/31: Digital electronics 11/19: Counters and clocks
9/5: Output impedance 9/24: Operational Amplifiers 10/15: Switches 11/5: Binary math 11/26: DAC/ADC
9/10: Block model 9/26: More op amps 10/17: Improved servos 11/7: Flip flops 11/28: Nyquist theorem
9/12: Diodes 10/1: Op amp output limits 10/22: Photodiodes and LEDs 11/12: Memory 12/3: Microcontrollers

References:  
ELVIS manual (5.6 MB)
Oscilloscope manual (3.7 MB)
Complex numbers practice problems

Homework Assignments:  

 Assignment 1 due 9/5      average: 13.7/15    solution

 Assignment 2 due 9/12     average: 14.2/20    solution

 Assignment 3 plus tutorial  due 9/19       average: 21.7/25    solution, plots

 Assignment 4 due 9/26     average: 12.2/15    solution

 Assignment 5 due 10/3     average: 17.1/20    solution

 Assignment 6 due 10/17     average: 11.9/15    solution

 Assignment 7 due 11/7     average: 13.8/15    solution

Assignment 8 due 11/28       average: 12.1/15    solution

Homework assignments are due at the beginning of class on the day specified.

Project:

Overview
AD627 datasheet
Circuit diagram
Design assignment:  due 10/10      solution
Parts list: due 10/24
Breadboard test: due 10/24
Soldering schematic: due 11/12
Case construction: due 11/26
Final assembly: due 12/13

Final
Exam:   Monday, December 17, 2012 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Solutions     average:  103/200

Grade Distribution:
A5
A-4
B+5
B2
B-2