Sept. 4, 2008 R | IntroductionIntroLottery detailsClass goals |
Sept. 9, 2008 T | Analog 1What is voltage and currentWhat are sources of voltage and currentAC versus DCElectricitynomenclature and symbolsKVL and KCLResistors: What are they? What kinds are available?Voltage divider equationsResistors in parallel and seriesCapacitors: What are they? What kinds are available?Inductors: Whatare they? What kinds are available?Complex impedance analysisCapacitors and inductors as frequency dependent resistorsWhat are potentiometers, variable capacitors and inductors?Types of potentiometersand variable capacitors and inductorsFinal class roster set. No new students will be accepted from this point forward. |
Sept. 11, 2008 R | Analog 2What are diodes?Peak detectorHalf wave and fullwave rectificationPower supplies and the 78xx seriesZener diodesVoltage clampingWhat are transistors?What types of transistors exist?How do transistors work?Common applications oftransistorsLimitations of transistorsLab 1:How to use equipmentPower suppliesMultimetersLCR metersFunction generatorsOscilloscopesSpectrum analyzers |
Sept. 16, 2008 T | Analog 3What are opamps?Theoretical opampbehaviorPractical limitations to this modelOpamp selectionThree basic opamp amplifier circuitsOpamp filtersOpamp oscillatorsActive clamps and peak detectorsComparatorSchmitt trigger comparatorBiasingopampsSwitched capacitor filtersVoltage controlled amplifiers |
Sept. 18, 2008 R | Analog 4Overflow topicsPractical building techniquesSolder-less breadboardsComponent selectionMajor suppliers ofpartsSurplus housesOnline circuit calculatorsSparkfun.comLab 2:Building circuitsBuilding a pass-band amplifier on a breadboard |
Sept. 23, 2008 T | Analog 5Force sensitive resistorsPiezo materialpropertiesStrain gaugesAccelerometers |
Sept. 25, 2008 R | Analog 6Light dependent resistorsPhotodiodesPhototransistorsModulation and demodulationSynchronous demodulationThermal sensingAcoustic sensing |...