# Syllabus - Spring 2012

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Week 1          Lecture #1: DC circuits, resistors, voltage divider, meter errors, DMM, measuring resistance,
17-20 Jan       ThÃ©venin and Norton equivalents, passive linear devices, oscilloscope.
Read HH Text:p1-20, Appendix A; HH Manual:p1-31 (skim quickly over familiar parts of both text and manual).
Homework: HH 1.7, 1.8*, 1.9, 1.10, additional 1, 2 (p58); scalise01. Due Monday 23 Jan 11:00am.
* if you miss this one, I know you did not read the assigned pages!
Lab exercises: 1-1 -- 1-6 (not pages).  Due Wednesday 25 Jan 11:00am.

Week 2          Lecture #2: AC circuits, capacitors, inductors, impedance, phasors, RC circuits,
23-27 Jan       filters, diodes, passive non-linear devices.
Read HH Text:p20-59 (skim quickly over p53-59); HH Manual:p32-81.
Homework: HH 1.13, 1.14, 1.23, 1.24, additional 3, 7; scalise02.
Lab exercises: 2-1 -- 2-6; 3-2 -- 3-5, 3-7.
Due Wednesday 1 Feb 11:00am.

Week 3          Lecture #3: Transistors, active devices, switch, emitter follower,
30 Jan - 3 Feb  common-emitter amplifier, negative feedback.
Read HH Text:p61-72 (skip 2.06), 76-87; HH Manual:p82-108, 133-119, 122.
Homework: HH 2.2, 2.5; scalise03.
Lab exercises: Scalise L1 - Part 2 only, 4-1 -- 4-5, 4-7; 5-2, 5-5.
Due Wednesday 8 Feb 11:00am.

Week 4          Lecture #4: Operational amplifiers (op-amps) I, amplifiers: inverting, noninverting, differential, summing.
6-10 Feb        Read HH Text:p175-187; HH Manual:p163-183.
Homework: HH 4.1*, 4.2**, 4.3, derive Vout in figure 4.18 page 185.
* for a pnp transistor, VE-VB = 0.6V, the opposite for the npn transistor with which you are more familiar.
** Howland Current Source animation.
Lab exercises: 8-1 -- 8-4, 8-6.
Due Wednesday 15 Feb 11:00am.

Week 5          Lecture #5: Operational amplifiers (op-amps) II, nightlight feedback: switch debouncer (SR latch) and
13-17 Feb       ring oscillator; Chua's circuit and chaos.
Read HH Text:p187-261; HH Manual:p184-206.
Homework: HH 4.6, Explain in crisp, specific language why the circuit in fig 4.43 (p. 221)
acts as an active clamp. Suppose you wanted the clamp voltage to be 8 V
(or so) and not 10 V. What would you change?
Lab exercises: All except 9.4.
Due Wednesday 29 Feb 11:00am.

Week 6          Midterm examination.  There will be both written and practical parts.
20-24 Feb       You may use your notebook and homework, not the text or the manual.

Week 7          Lecture #7:
27 Feb - 2 Mar  Re-read Taylor chapter 4.
Homework: Taylor 4.6, 4.7, tec0, tec1. Due Wednesday 7 Mar 11:00am.
Lab: Franck-Hertz (2 weeks),   Due Wednesday 21 Mar 11:00am.

Week 8          Lecture #8:
5-9 Mar         Read Taylor chapter 5.
Homework: Taylor 5.6 (be sure to draw it), tec2, tec3.
Lab: Franck-Hertz (continued)
Due Wednesday 21 Mar 11:00am.

12-16 Mar       Spring Break

Week 9          Lecture #9:
19-23 Mar       Read Taylor chapters 6 and 7.
Homework: Taylor 7.4, tec4, tec5.  Due Wednesday 28 Mar 11:00am.
Lab: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (3 weeks),  Due Wednesday 11 Apr 11:00am.

Week 10         Lecture #10:
26-30 Mar       Read Taylor chapter 8.  Least Squares fitting
Homework: Taylor 8.22, 8.24, tec6.  Due Wednesday 4 Apr 11:00am.
Lab: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (continued),  Due Wednesday 11 Apr 11:00am.

Week 11         Lecture #11:
2-5 Apr         Read Taylor chapter 9.
Homework: Taylor 9.16.
Lab: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (continued).
Due Wednesday 11 Apr 11:00am.

Week 12         Lecture #12:
9-13 Apr        Read Taylor chapter 10.
Homework: Taylor 10.20, 10.21.  Due Wednesday 18 Apr 11:00am.
Lab: Muon counter (3 weeks), Due Tuesday 1 May 11:00am.
Large muon data set

Week 13         Lecture #13:
16-20 Apr       Read Taylor chapter 11.
Homework: Taylor 11.3, 11.4, 11.19.  Due Wednesday 25 Apr 11:00am.
Lab: Muon counter (continued), Due Tuesday 1 May 11:00am.

Week 14         Lecture #14:
23-27 Apr       Read Taylor chapter 12.
30 Apr - 1 May  Homework: Taylor 12.3.
Lab: Muon counter (continued).
Due Tuesday 1 May 11:00am.

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