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. 2.1-2.8 means Chapter 2, Sections 1 through 8 from Rizzoni's third edition of Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering. 2: 9, 11,... means problems 9, 11, ... from Chapter 2. 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 8/31 9/2 Introduction Simple Circuits Ch. 1 Ch. 2.1-2.8 Website orientation: PHYS345, PHYS208, SCEN103 2: 9, 11, 13, 38, 40, 54also lab prep for first lab 9/7 9/9 Nodal Analysis Mesh Analysis Ch. 2.9, 3.1 Ch. 3.2-3.4 Special problems: S3-1a, 3-2a 3: 4, 5 Special problems: S3-1b, 3-2b 3: 13 9/14 9/16 Thévenin and Norton Capacitors and Inductors Ch. 3.5-3.7 Ch. 4.1-4.2 Special problems: S3-1c, 3-2c, 3-1d, 3-2d 3: 33 Hurricane Floyd! 9/21 9/23 ac Circuits and Phasor Analysis Frequence Dependence and System Response Ch. 4.3-4.5, Appendix A.2 Ch. 6.1-6.2 4: 30, 38, 39, 44 4: 35, 37, 486: 7 9/28 9/30 ac Power Electrical Safety Ch. 7.1-7.3 Ch. 7.5-7.6 7: 14, 16, 17, 20 4: 51, 52 10/5 10/7 Simple Filter Circuits Transients in Circuits Ch. 6.2 again! Ch. 5.1-5.3 6: 14, 18, 20 5: 6, 7, 15, 21, 29 10/12 10/14 Digital Signals Transistors as Switches Ch. 13.1-13.2 Ch. 9.4-9.5, 10.5 13: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 none 10/19 10/21 Combinational Logic Simple Filter Review Ch. 13.3 13: 10, 11, 18, 21 10/26 10/28 Mid-Semester Review Midterm Exam Ch. 1-7 11/2 11/4 Post-Exam Review Karnaugh Mapping Ch. 13.4-13.5 13: 25, 30, 35Special problems: S13-1a and S13-2 11/9 11/11 Sequential Logic Amplifiers and Op Amps Ch. 14.1-14.2 Ch. 12.1-12.2, 12.6 14: 4 Special problems: S14-1 and S14-2 12: 4 Special problem: S12-1 11/16 11/18 Op Amp Filters Electromechanics Ch. 12.3-12.5 Ch. 16.1-16.5 12: 22, 36, 41 Special problem: S12-2 11/23 11/25 dc Electric Motors No Class Ch. 17.1-17.4 Thanksgiving 11/30 12/2 Three-Phase Power,ac Electric Motors Midterm Exam Ch. 7.4, 17.5-17.8 Ch. 12-14 12/10 Post-Exam Review Final Exam Friday Dec. 10 10:30am-12:30pm

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, 1999.