PHYS345 Electricity and Electronics

Classes

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, 54
also 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, 48
6: 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, 35
Special 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

Fall'98 Classes

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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Last updated Dec. 8, 1999.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1999.