PHY 319/CSC 379 Electric circuits and electronics

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BISHOP’S UNIVERSITY
LENNOXVILLE, QUEBEC
PHY 319/CSC 379 - Electric circuits and electronics
Winter 2015
INSTRUCTOR:
OFFICE
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CLASSES
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MATERIAL :
Dr. Sylvain Turcotte
My office is located in Johnson 11b. My phone is 822-9600 x2287.
I can be reached by email at [email protected]
Scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30 to
13:30 in room N-116.
The textbook is “Foundations of Electrical Engineering”, by J. R.
Cogdell (2nd edition). A copy of the textbook is on reserve at the
library. There are a few used copies of the book at the bookstore.
Electronic documents, such as assignments and solutions, will be
uploaded on Moodle.
MARKING SCHEME:
Midterms (2)
Assignments
Final
30%
20%
50%
Tentative dates for the midterms are Wednesdays February 25th
and March 25th. Supplemental examinations will not be offered.
Assignments will not be accepted after the due date unless special
permission has been granted.
RESOURCES:
You can come see me whenever I am in my office, except on
Wednesdays. You can also contact me to make an appointment if
necessary. My official office hours will be posted on my door.
In addition please take advantage of the help at the “physics help
center” in room J-1. Its schedule will be posted on the door.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED (subject to change):
- Review of basics of Electricity and magnetism:
o Basic circuit components
o Kirchoff’s, Ohm’s laws
- Analysis of DC circuits:
o Superposition principle
o Thevenin, Norton equivalent circuits
o Node-voltage analysis
o Loop-current analysis
- Dynamics of DC circuits:
o Inductors and capacitors
o RC, RL, RLC circuits
o Transients
- Analysis of AC circuits:
o Phasors and the complex plane
o Impedance
o RL, RC, RLC circuits
- Power in AC circuits:
o Power and energy in R, L, C
o Averages and Root Mean Squares
- Semiconductors
o Intro to electronics
o Diodes
o Rectifier circuits
o Transistors
- Analog electronics
o Signals
o Feedback
o Operational-Amplifier circuits
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