**Fall 2015**

**Course meets:**

Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 - 10:50 am in Elliott 061

Labs led by Doug McKenzie

**Fearless leader:**
Justin Albert
**Office:** Elliott 213
**Office Phone:** (250) 721-7742
**Cell Phone:** (250) 661-7066
**E-mail:** jalbert AT uvic DOT ca

**Office hours:** Come by my office (Ell 213) anytime! I will stay in my
office for an hour after each class, but please send e-mail or call if you want to be
absolutely sure I will be in my office/available at any given time. If I'm in my office but
busy I'll let you know a time to come back. Feel free to always try my office though, or phone, or e-mail.
Cell phone is (250) 661-7066, feel free to call! My lab space is in Elliott 022, and you can sometimes find me there too.

**Course homepage:** https://particle.phys.uvic.ca/~jalbert/214/index.html

**Text (required):** D.V. Bugg,
*Electronics: Circuits, Amplifiers, and Gates*, second edition, CRC Press, 2006. (Note that the first edition is also fine too, in
fact the first edition is the only one I have! Use either one.)

Please read the sections assigned on the
syllabus before the indicated lecture!

**Some other sources that I occasionally consult:**

Neil Storey, *Electronics, A Systems Approach*, fourth edition, Pearson, 2009.

Horowitz & Hill, *The Art of Electronics*, second edition, Cambridge U Press, 1989.

**Prerequisites:** At least one of Phys 102, 110, 112, 120, or 122; and Math 100, 102, or equivalent.

**Schedule**

This syllabus is incomplete and tentative,
and will be superseded by later versions as the course evolves.

**Midterm Date: Thursday Oct. 15 ** (in class). The midterm and its solutions are here.
Here are some practice problems (.pdf), and their solutions (.pdf).
We'll have a review session (optional but useful) on the evening of Wed. Oct. 14 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm
in Ell 061 (the usual classroom).

**Final date: Tuesday Dec. 8 from 2 - 5 pm** in ECS 112 -- we'll have a review session on Monday Dec. 7 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm
in Ell 061 (the regular classroom).
Here are some practice problems (.pdf) and their solutions (.pdf).

Lecture |
Topic (FYI: lecture slides and notes thanks to Joost Massolt and Alex Wlasenko) |
Sections |
Homework |

1 | Ohm's Law and Simple DC Circuits slides and lect notes covered Thurs. Sept. 10, and lect notes covered Mon. Sept. 14 | 1.1-1.3, 3.1-3.5 | ---- |

2 | Kirchhoff's Laws, and Capacitors lecture notes on Kirchhoff's Laws and lecture notes on capacitors | 1.5-1.9 | (due date extended to Mon., Sep. 28) Bugg problems 1.10.2, 1.10.5, 1.10.8, 1.10.10 - 1.10.13, 3.12.4, 3.12.5 Solutions |

3 | Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems lecture notes on Thevenin's Theorem | 2.1-2.9 | ---- |

4 | RC / RL / RCL Circuits lecture notes part 1 lecture notes part 2 lecture notes part 3 | 3.6-3.11, 4.1-4.4, 5.1-5.8 | (due date extended to Thurs., Oct. 8) Bugg problems 2.10.1 - 2.10.6, 2.10.9 - 2.10.10, and 3.12.7 - 3.12.10 Solutions |

5 | Filters lecture notes | 4.5-4.10, 6.1-6.8 | ---- |

6 | Diodes lecture notes | 1.5, 9.1-9.5 | (due date extended to Mon., Oct. 26) Bugg problems 3.12.11, 3.12.12, 4.11.2, 4.11.5, 4.11.8 - 4.11.10, 5.9.2, 5.9.3 Solutions |

7 | Transistors lecture notes part 1 lecture notes part 2 | 9.6-9.9, 10.1-10.6 | ---- |

8 | Feedback lecture notes | 7.1-7.5 | (due date extended to Thurs., Nov. 12) Bugg problems 7.15.1 - 7.15.5, and 7.15.9 Solutions |

9 | Op-amp Circuits lecture notes | 7.6-7.16 | ---- |

10 | Differentiators and Integrators lecture notes | 8.1-8.5 | ---- |

11 | Digital Electronics: Gates, Logic Circuits, and Number Codes lecture notes | 11.1-11.6, 12.1-12.15 | (due Mon., Nov. 23) Bugg problems 8.6.1 - 8.6.3, 9.9.5, 9.9.6 Solutions |

12 | Flip-flops and Memory lecture notes | 13.1-13.11 | ---- |

13 | DA and AD Converters lecture notes | 21.8 | (due Thurs., Dec. 3) Bugg problems 12.13.2, 12.13.4, 12.13.5, 13.9.2, 13.9.6 Solutions |

**Problem sets:**
Problem sets are due at the beginning of class on Monday (first one is unusually due on Thurs., Sep. 24).
Answers will be posted the following Monday (or Thursday, in the case of the first one).

You are allowed *one* **late homework** without penalty, up to a week late (along with the one lowest problem
set score that is dropped). **All** other late homeworks count 50% if completed before the answer key is handed out
the
following week. Afterwards, it counts 10% (there is still a little bit of value in copying over the answers to better
understand them). No exceptions (other than death in the immediate family, signed doctor's note). Note that the
lowest homework score is dropped, and another homework can be a week late, so that covers cold/flu issues.

* Collaboration on the homework is at your discretion.*
Each person is responsible
for doing his/her share of the work,

**Exams** are closed book, closed notebook. You will be allowed to
bring an 8.5" x 11" formula sheet of your own making (double-sided) to each exam.

**Calculator:** The only acceptable calculator for student use on exams (as per the department policy)
is the Sharp EL-510RB. It is available at the UVic Bookstore for $8.95.

The midterm exam will be held in class. No makeups will be given (other than the above death in the immediate family, signed doctor's note).

*Please let me know anytime if you have any questions!!!*

Justin ---
jalbert@uvic.ca |