PHYS345 Electricity and Electronics

Guidelines:
Each Thursday there will a quiz at the end of class. Each quiz will be graded and returned during the following week's laboratory session. Solutions will be posted the weekend following each quiz. The purpose of our quizzes is to encourage you to keep up with the homework assignments and to permit us to evaluate your progress regularly.

Concept Checks will be an important part of each class. Typically two or three physical situations will be compared and a simple question posed regarding their relative behavior. You will be given a minute or so to think quietly about the question, followed by another minute or so to discuss the question with a neighboring student, where you attempt to work out an answer in consensus. I then ask for a show of hands for each possible answer so that I may determine if you understand the concept well enough to continue.

Schedule:
The general topic for consideration in each class is listed along with the recommended pre-class reading and post-class exercises. Ch. 6.1-6.3 means Chapter 6, Sections 1 through 3 from Roadstrum and Wolaver's second edition of Electrical Engineering for All Engineers. 6: P11, P16, E8 means problems P11, P16, and E8 from Chapter 6. Homework assignments for a given class may change up to the time that the class is held. Please check the assignments page for the latest assignment.

 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS ELECTRONICS MACHINES & POWER EXAMS 9/1 9/3 Introduction Simple Circuits Ch. 1 Ch. 2.1-2.7 Website orientation: PHYS345, PHYS208, SCEN103 P2.4, P2.7, P2.14, E2.6 9/8 9/10 Multiloop Circuits Mesh and Nodal Analysis Ch. 2.8-2.11 Ch. 3.1-3.2 lab prep, E2.7, S2.1, S2.2 D3.1, D3.2, D3.7, D3.8 9/15 9/17 Thevenin and Norton ac Circuits Ch. 3.3-3.5, 3.11 Ch. 4.1-4.7 D3.3, D3.4, D3.9, D3.10 P3.2, E3.6, E3.12 9/22 9/24 Phasor Analysis Capacitors and Inductors App. B, Ch. 4.8, 4.10 Ch. 6.1-6.3 D4.11a, D4.11b, P4.4, P4.5 P4.8, P4.16 9/29 10/1 Frequency Dependence of ac Circuits ac Power Ch. 6.4, 6.5 Ch. 4.11, 5.1-5.2 P6.11, P6.12, P6.13 P5.5 10/6 10/8 Electrical Safety Midterm Exam Ch. 21.1-21.8 Ch. 1 - 6 10/13 10/15 Transients in Circuits Analog Signals and Amplifiers Ch. 7.1-7.3 Ch. 8.1-8.5 D7.12, P7.6 D8.16, P8.2, P8.3, P8.9 10/20 10/22 Instrumentation and Transmission Lines Digital Signals Ch. 8.6-8.9 Ch. 9.1-9.4 P8.17, P8.19, E8.1, E8.2 D9.3, D9.4, D9.5, D9.10, P9.2, P9.3 10/27 10/29 Combinational Logic Karnaugh Mapping Ch. 9.5 Ch. 9.5 (contd.) S9.1, S9.2, D9.15, P9.5, P9.10 S9.3, D9.20, S9.4, P9.18 11/3 11/5 No class Sequential Logic Election Day Ch. 9.6-9.8 P9.13, P9.15, P9.22 11/10 11/12 State Machines,Logic Families Transistors as Switches Ch. 13 15.9, 16.11 P9.21 P16.14, P16.15 11/17 11/19 Op Amps Op Amp Filters 14.1-14.4 14.5-14.8 S14.1, P14.1, P14.2, P14.3 P14.5, P14.6, P14.9, P14.10 11/24 11/26 Midterm Exam No class Ch. 7, 8, 9 Thanksgiving 12/1 12/3 Plant Power Systems,Transformers Motors Ch. 17, 18: Ch. 19: 17: 19: 12/8 12/17 Rotating Machinery Final Exam Ch. 20: 1:00-3:00pm 20:

Acknowledgements:
My class approach is modeled after the Peer Instruction and ConcepTest approach developed by Eric Mazur. Additional information can be found at Project Galileo.

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Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1998.